Varndean College Science Student wins UK ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Award

July 05, 2019


Varndean College Science student Anya-Niamh Tidey has just been announced as the winner of Uptree’s ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ Future Talent Award. Sponsored by the NHS, the award recognises students who have made the most progress on their science career journey. Anya-Niamh first reached the final ten nominees, then made it down to the final three and on 1st July at a celebration ceremony hosted by J P Morgan, was awarded the outright winning gold award. Her prize is a unique tour of the Healthcare Science Department at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, including the Critical Care Unit, Renal Dialysis, and Clinical Engineering departments.

Anya, who for the past two years has been studying A Levels Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Varndean College, has her eyes set on a medical career in The Army in the future; and her passion, skills and achievements were last year recognised by The Army, who awarded her a remarkable seven year bursary to fund her throughout her training.

Hopefully, upon receiving the required A Level results in August, Anya-Nimah will take up a six year degree in Medicine from September at St George’s College, University of London, followed by training as a military doctor in The Army.

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