Three of Huddersfield New College’s brightest students have been accepted onto the University of Leeds’ Reach for Excellence programme.

Lydia Mysak, Murriam Akram and Ayesha Ahmad have all secured spots on the highly competitive Medicine and Dentistry strands of the programme, which supports young people who demonstrate the potential to access a top university, but who may not have considered entry to research intensive Higher Education. Students on the scheme receive support throughout their year 12 and 13 studies in the form of subject specific taster sessions, study skills workshops, impartial pre-entry guidance, finance and budgeting sessions, mentoring and a 5 day residential summer school. The programme hopes to raise aspiration, achievement, confidence and self-esteem in the students that join, aiming to provide guidance for bright and capable students who may not have considered entry to research-intensive Higher Education.

The residential trip will take place at the university during the summer months.