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Claire DewhurstClaire Dewhurst, an Applied Microbiology student was this week awarded an outstanding achievement award in recognition of the excellent grades that she achieved in the first year of her degree.

Claire began her studies at St Helens College as a mature student on a pre-access course. After successfully completing this, she progressed on to the one year Access to Higher Education Biological Sciences course, coming out with excellent grades. Claire then chose to continue her studies by progressing to University Centre St Helens on the Foundation degree in Applied Microbiology.

Since joining the degree in 2016, Claire has excelled, achieving an excellent set of results.

Commenting on her success, lecturer, Caroline McClymont said: “All of our students have performed to a very high standard and we are very proud of their efforts. But in particular Claire's hard work deserved to be recognised. Claire is an excellent success story for women in STEM, an initiative which promotes the issue of diversity in STEM and encouraging positive change within these industries.”

Claire Dewhurst and Paul Kowabnik
Claire with our FdSc Microbiology Lecturer Paul Kowabnik