Outstanding students up for bursary awards

Rebecca Pringle and Roy Yelverton have been nominated for the OCN Michael Sargent Bursary Award.
Rebecca Pringle and Roy Yelverton have been nominated for the OCN Michael Sargent Bursary Award.

Two Scarborough students have been nominated for prestigious awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements in education.

CU Scarborough Access to Higher Education students Rebecca Pringle and Roy Yelverton have been nominated for the OCN Michael Sargent Bursary Award.

Access to Health and Human Sciences student Rebecca has been nominated for Outstanding Academic Achievement, an award given to learners who demonstrate that they have excelled in their academic study by producing work of a consistently outstanding quality.

Roy, who studied Access to Social Sciences has been nominated for Outstanding Commitment to study, awarded to those who show dedication to succeed in the face of exceptional circumstances.

Rebecca said: “I feel honoured to be nominated for this award, it was daunting coming back into education after such a long time, however the access course has given me the confidence to believe in my dream of becoming a nurse and I am so excited to be starting Adult Nursing at CU Scarborough in September.”

Roy said: “I am both surprised and delighted to be nominated. As a mature student I never expected to get into university in my lifetime, but the access course has shown me that anything is possible.”

Melissa McLaughlin, Access Tutor at CU Scarborough, said: “We’re seeing some fantastic results and success for our students. Roy and Rebecca are just two of the 50 great students.”