Nuffield science bursaries awarded at St Paul’s

Head of Science at St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook, Mrs Bridget McConville, congratulates A Level Science students, Aron Hollywood and Rachel Boyle who are recipients of Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries.

Two Year 14 students at St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook have been awarded prestigious Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries.

Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries offer up to 1000 bursaries a year, for students to work alongside practising scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Projects take place during the summer holidays, giving students an insight into the world of scientific research and development.

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply for a bursary of £80 per week to support them during their project. Placements are available across the UK, in universities, industry or research institutions. We welcome applications from students doing vocational courses as well as academic ones.

Aron Hollywood and Rachel Boyle, both A Level Science students at St Paul’s, undertook a placement with Norbrook Pharmaceuticals fin July 2012.   Each participated in a four week project which they presented at Queen’s University, Belfast last month. They received a bursary for the four week project and also a Crest Award on their presentation.

Both students were very fortunate to get an insight into how a science industry works in the local area, and were able to enhance their own personal, communication and organisational skills and this will make a positive impact on their applications to third level institutions this term.

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