A STUDENT from Ludlow has been recognised by the University of Worcester for her outstanding academic achievements in the face of Covid-19 that hit education

Hattie Morris, aged 27, was awarded a £1,000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, earned despite the unprecedented circumstances created by the global pandemic.

The award recognised her achievements throughout the 2019/20 academic year.

Ms Morris, who is training to become a teacher with a degree in Primary Initial Teacher Education with Qualified Teacher Status, says the accolade was unexpected.

“I was shocked to receive the email confirming that I had been awarded an academic scholarship for my first year at the University of Worcester,” she said.

“I am a mature student and, having been out of education for many years, I felt anxious throughout completing my first year of study.

“But the academic scholarship is the icing on the cake and has given me a boost to continue my hard work throughout my second year.”

“I chose the University of Worcester to study because when I stepped through the doors with my husband on an open day, it immediately felt like a community that I wanted to be part of.”