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ASA Tom Watts Travel Award 2019-2020 Recipients Announced

Date Posted: Thursday 13 February 2020

Sophie Stuart (Franklins, 2017)

Sophie will be volunteering with ‘Think Pacific’ in Fiji for one month this summer, where she will be aiding in the education and healthcare of a rural village, as well as introducing them to sport and physical fitness. The organisation is small and ethical and only works in Fiji alongside the Fijian Government and Health Organisation, as well as the Fijian Ministry of Education. Sophie is currently studying BSc Psychology at Southampton University, and from September 2020 she will be starting her year in industry at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Euan Nicholls (Pilgrims, 2016)

As part of Euan’s final year of Medical School at Keele University, he is required to spend 8 weeks on a medical elective at a teaching hospital anywhere in the world. The elective provides him with the opportunity to travel overseas and experience a different culture, health system and encounter a range of medical conditions seldom seen in the UK and Europe. He is hoping to gain a placement in Tokyo, Japan, for summer 2021.

The Tom Watts Travel Award provides financial assistance to leavers and recent past pupils who are considering undertaking challenging journeys or expeditions during their gap year, university vacation or similar period. Both trips embody the spirit of Adventurous Learning and we look forward to hearing all about their travels upon their return.

Applications for next year’s award will open later this year. In the meantime, if you would like to find out how you can apply, please get in touch with the Alumni Office.