Lydia is on the road to Oxford

Lydia Prescott picture webA STUDENT who is set to become the first person in her family to go to university has received an offer – from Oxford.

Lydia Prescott, from Callands, is hoping to go on to do a degree in Earth Sciences after completing her A Levels at Priestley College.

“At the moment I’m really excited, no one else in my family has been to university so going will be a totally new experience,” she said.

“I’ll probably get more worried towards summer about finance and accommodation and everything else, but at the moment I’m really looking forward to it.”

Lydia, who attended Great Sankey High School, is studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Maths at Priestley.

The 17-year-old is also on the Graduate, a unique programme that is geared towards helping high achievers at Priestley secure places at the best universities.

Last week Lydia said Senior Tutor Mark Salmon – who last year won O2’s Young People’s Champion Award – had inspired her to apply for Oxford.

“My confidence has been boosted at Priestley and I have to thank Mark Salmon for all of his help when it came to applying to university and for inspiring me to apply to Oxford,” she said.

Lydia’s degree will cover the Earth’s processes with a focus on the things that have shaped the evolution of life.

She is hoping to then find a job related to Earth Sciences as it is a subject that fascinates her.

“To be offered a place at Oxford University studying a subject that I love is incredible,” said Lydia. “If I can continue to work in the field of Earth Science after I finish my degree that would be a dream come true.”

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