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Ulverston Victoria High School is “thrilled” after receiving offers from seven of its 13th grade students who applied to study medicine at the university next year.
Students include: Lauren Tucker, who received an offer from Homerton College, Cambridge University, Reece Travis, who received an offer from Kings College, University of London, Merryn Stangroom, who received offers from Newcastle and Glasgow Universities, Tobias Sainty, who received an offer from Birmingham University, Freya Pearce, who received an offer from Queens Belfast University, Chinjung Srirattanwong, who received an offer from Newcastle University, and Sophie Ward who received an offer from Leicester University had received.
A spokesperson for UVHS said, “This is an excellent rate of success for any company in training and UVHS is absolutely delighted with all of them.
“Interest in health care professions (for both humans and animals) has increased at UVHS. More and more students are exploring the wide range of career opportunities in the sector, from veterinary medicine to dentistry, radiology to general medicine and physiotherapy for nursing, not forgetting the big nursing sector, another 13 students are hoping to embark on courses that will lead to such careers.
“One of the main reasons for this growing success and interest in the health care sector at UVHS is the Vic Medics group, founded several years ago by Rebecca Hodgson, director of science. The group is aimed at students who are looking to part of interests in healthcare – they meet every week to learn more about specific areas and professions, attend lectures by professionals, and conduct experiments in addition to their curriculum work. ”