February 25, 2016 | Simon Jenkins
Students like Katerina Mullin (Law 2016) who came from her childhood home in Greece to a deprived area of Northumberland when her parents separated: “At first I was in the lowest sets at school. I remember wishing I could at least read the road signs.”
But gradually she caught up and thrived at school and while in the sixth form was “talent-spotted” by the University’s Educational Engagement team. After completing a University assignment she was then given a reduced admissions offer, meaning she could take up a place at Leeds even if she didn’t achieve the very highest grades. “That really took the pressure off at exam time,” she says. “I got straight A-grades”
A scholarship is now supporting Katerina during her studies. And with your help, we can give more students like Katerina the chance to overcome whatever barriers stand between them and achieving that ambition – and achieve their potential, whatever their background.