Nelson student gain scholarship for dream degree

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Pendle A-Level student Francesca Williamson from Burnley College has been awarded a scholarship on a prestigous degree course at Aberystwyth University in Wales.

Francesca, who lives in Nelson, currently studies A-Levels in Mathss, Biology and Chemistry.

Her high achievements within these subjects have given Francesca the chance to study a dream degree in Animal Science.

And that is another step along a career path which Francesca hopes will see her eventually fulfil her lifelong ambition of becoming a vet.

She said: “I was really pleased when I heard I had been awarded the scholarship to help me achieve my dream degree.

“I have always loved working with animals and loved the College overseas residential we took part in to Honduras at the end of my first year of A-Level studies.”

Simon Davies, head of A-Levels at Burnley College, added: ‘‘We are delighted that Francesca’s hard work and commitment to a career in the veterinary industry has been rewarded with a sought-after scholarship.

“She is a very talented student and we are sure that she will go on to be a success at university and in her chosen career.’’