Nuffield honour for Priestley duo

nuffield-newTWO Priestley College students have secured places on a prestigious programme for the UK’s top young scientists.

Jasmine Morris and Sarah Taylor have been offered Nuffield Research Placements and will spend time working with top scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

“It is great achievement for both Jasmine and Sarah and we are very proud of them,” said Deb Pressage, head of Science and Maths at Priestley.

Former Altrincham Grammar pupil Jasmine is from Padgate and studies Chemistry, Further Maths, Physics and Maths.

She is also on the Graduate programme at Priestley College, which prepares students for applying to Russell Group universities.

Sarah, a former Liverpool College pupil, studies Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Literature, Maths and Physics.

The Foundation said many former Nuffield students had gone on to represent their schools  and colleges at national science fairs as well as winning places at some of the country’s top universities.

“Jasmine and Sarah will get hands on experience of a professional research environment and a valuable insight into the sorts of careers available to them,” said Sophie Robinson, Nuffield Research Placements manager.

“Ours is a competitive programme, so Jasmine and Sarah have done extremely well to be selected.”

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