Huge congratulations to Year 12 student Matina who has gained a place at the prestigious International Science School at the University of Sydney. Matina was just one of five students from the UK who successfully gained a place at the school, which gathers every two years. The two-week residential program gathers 140 students from around the world and features talks by world-renowned scientists, laboratory tours, hands-on activities and social events.
Martina, who leaves for her two-week programme in July, said:
“I am delighted and surprised to have been accepted onto the programme! I am really looking forward to seeing Australia and listening to the lectures. It will give me a lot to write about in my University application and will further my passion for Science, in particular Computer Science. I applied for the programme in March, I just thought I’d give it a go! I learned about the opportunity through the Manchester Access Programme at the University of Manchester”.
On her return from the University of Sydney, Matina will be writing a ‘Blog-Style’ report of her experience, with photos to be shared by the University of Manchester. She will also be visiting Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Manchester to share her experience through a talk.
We all, at Altrincham College, wish Matina a fantastic trip and look forward to hearing about her experience when she returns.