Miranda Badminton from Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form spent her summer this year at the European Summer School in Prague, through the University of Sheffield’s global scholarship scheme.

Nelson and Colne College is passionate about student success, in every form! The successes of past and present students are equally important; the College genuinely loves to hear about what students have achieved since leaving! For many former students, the opportunities that arise and the careers they ultimately attain are influenced at least in part by their time at the College.

Miranda, from Colne Park High School, attended Nelson and Colne College in 2012 and 2013. She studied A Levels in English Language, Geography, Psychology and Sociology, finishing with outstanding results of one B, two As and one A* grade! She progressed to the University of Sheffield to read Law, where she benefitted from a pilot global scholarship scheme by the University which allowed her to choose and attend one of various summer schools around the globe.

Miranda chose to study ‘Central Europe in the EU: 10 Years After’ at the European Summer School, Europeum, in Prague. She said, “I had a fantastic time and both academically and socially. I had the chance to hear some really interesting economic, political and legal perspectives concerning Central Europe. I developed my academic and social skills and it really opened my eyes to different perspectives of thinking. It was amazing, and definitely something I would recommend if you ever get the chance!

“I’m really grateful Nelson and Colne College for helping me to make the best of the opportunities available to me. The College helped me to prepare for independent study, and the tutors were great at assisting me in applying for university placements – and for achieving the best grades possible!”