Scholarship for Newbiggin student

Leeds Beckett University has awarded a £1,000 scholarship to an English and media student from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 03 February, 2018, 07:40
Alanya Wilson from Newbiggin. Picture by Iconphotomedia.

Alanya Wilson, 19, will use the financial support to buy textbooks and get involved in university trips to MediaCity in Manchester.

Bright Futures Scholarships offer financial support to students who might otherwise be unable to afford a university education. They are awarded to high achieving first year students who are the first in their family to go to university and are based on academic merit.

She has always been naturally good at English, and when she started studying Media as well during Year 12 fell in love with the subject. She’s currently working 30 hours a week at ASDA to support herself through university.