Helen Robertson – legacy beneficiary
February 11, 2016 | Simon Jenkins
A legacy from Dr Katherine Worley (Medicine 1952) has provided bursaries to medical students taking intercalated degrees.
These intensive one-year degrees enable students to specialise in an area of interest away from their general medical studies. Dr Worley’s gift provided awards of between £2,500 and £5,000 to three such students. One of the recipients is Helen Robertson.
Helen hopes to use her training to help people in developing countries and chose to do an intercalated BSc in International Health in order to better understand the challenges and difficulties faced by such communities.
Helen says: “I have been fortunate to have travelled to many countries and spent a summer working in a hospital in Madagascar. I am aware that working in the developing world would be an enormous challenge and I have much to learn. I want to be better informed, and better equipped to bring about improvements and justice.
“I am incredibly grateful for Dr Worley’s support which has motivated me to do my very best.”