Student honoured for dedication to science
A RISHTON student was honoured with the prestigious Governors’ Award at Blackburn College’s annual Further Education Star Awards ceremony.
Courtney Beaghan, who achieved fantastic results in her A-levels (maths A*, extended project A*, physics A, chemistry A), was recognised for her exceptional motivation, positive attitude and dedication to science.
The former Hyndburn Academy pupil said: “I was really surprised to have been selected for the award, but absolutely delighted. I have worked really hard over the past two years and everything has paid off.
“I have really enjoyed my time at Blackburn College and my tutors offered me so much help and support.”
Courtney, 18, has just started studying a degree in Natural Sciences at Lancaster University and wants to pursue a career in research.
Tutors highlighted Courtney’s enthusiasm to be involved in extra curriculum activities, how highly she was regarded by staff and that she was a role model for younger students pursuing a career within science.
Courtney Beaghan with Philip Watson CBE, and Jennifer Eastham, vice principal of Blackburn College