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A TAL­ENTED stu­dent from Amer­sham has grad­u­ated from univer­sity thanks to se­cur­ing a highly sought af­ter schol­ar­ship.

Har­ri­son Gould, from Amer­sham, cel­e­brated his grad­u­a­tion from the Univer­sity of War­wick last week as part of the Lloyds Schol­ars pro­gramme at a cer­e­mony in cen­tral Lon­don.

The Lloyds Schol­ars pro­gramme of­fers tal­ented young peo­ple from lower in­come house­holds the op­por­tu­nity to gain em­ploy­a­bil­ity skills and ex­pe­ri­ence along­side their de­grees, in part­ner­ship with eight lead­ing UK uni­ver­si­ties.

The pro­gramme of­fers stu­dents a com­plete pack­age of fi­nan­cial sup­port, paid in­tern­ships and a busi­ness men­tor while, in re­turn, stu­dents vol­un­teer for at least 100 hours per year whilst par­tic­i­pat­ing on the pro­gramme. Lloyds Schol­ars launched in June 2011 and, to date, 480 stu­dents have been sup­ported and nearly 100 have grad­u­ated from the award-win­ning pro­gramme.

Head of Lloyds Schol­ars Paul O’Neill said: “I am very proud of the Lloyds Schol­ars pro­gramme. It con­tin­ues to be a key part of our com­mit­ment to help Bri­tain pros­per, pro­vid­ing all-round pro­fes­sional and vo­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence and so­cial mo­bil­ity op­por­tu­ni­ties for tal­ented undergraduates. This co­hort of grad­u­at­ing schol­ars, in­clud­ing Har­ri­son, is our largest to date and we have taken great joy in watch­ing them de­velop through men­tor­ships, paid in­tern­ships and the 100 hours of com­mu­nity vol­un­teer­ing they pro­vide each year of the Schol­ar­ship. We wish them ev­ery suc­cess go­ing for­ward.”

Proud: Har­ri­son Gould cel­e­brated his grad­u­a­tion from the Univer­sity of War­wick

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