Abby awarded financial help

A talented student from Whitley Bay has been awarded a scholarship to help her career dreams.

Abby Flannaghan is one of 14 Leeds Beckett University first year students to be selected for the university’s annual Bright Futures Scholarships.

this scholarship is going to have a big impact in making life more financially comfortable when I’m at university

Abby Flannaghan

The BA (Hons) Social Work undergraduate will use the £1,000 scholarship to help in her aim of becoming a social worker.

Abby, 19, and a former pupil of Whitley Bay High School, was delighted to receive the scholarship and will use the funding for textbooks, living expenses and travel costs.

She said: “I travel back to the north east every weekend for my part-time job, so this scholarship is going to have a big impact in making life more financially comfortable when I’m at university.

“It will also mean I can buy the books I need and have my own copies rather than needing to rely on the library.”

The scholarships are awarded to students who are the first in their family to go to university and are based on academic merit, with funding for the scheme provided by Leeds Beckett graduates.

Professor Susan Price, vice-chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, said: “We are committed to providing the highest quality student experience and opportunities for all talented individuals.

“These scholarships make a significant difference to the students who receive them, helping to support their studies.

“Congratulations to Abby and all of our brilliant students selected for this year’s scholarships, all of whom have all shown great commitment and potential.

“We are very grateful to everyone who has supported our Bright Futures scholarships through their donations.”