A FORMER Harwich student is celebrating after landing an impressive scholarship at her new university.

Amina Jannah left Harwich and Dovercourt High School with three grade Bs in A-Level Sociology, Psychology and English Literature.

Her success did not stop there, as Amina was accepted into her first choice, Bath University to study Sociology.

These achievements mean Amina is the first person in her family to attend university.

She was awarded the university’s Gold Scholarship Programme, which provides a £5,000 bursary every year of her studies to support course-related costs.

Holly Pearce, who was Amina’s A-level Sociology teacher at Harwich and Dovercourt High School, said: “Amina is an incredibly hard working and studious individual who strives to achieve her best in every path she takes.

“This scholarship is so well deserved and I have no doubt that Amina will use this to grasp every possible opportunity that comes her way.

“Sixth form staff at Harwich and Dovercourt High School are incredibly proud of Amina and all that she has achieved and we can't wait to hear where her studies will take her. 

“We have no doubt that Amina will be a success in everything she does.”

The scholarship includes a range of activities to develop career aspirations including 50 hours of volunteering, fundraising or outreach each year.

It also incorporates optional mentoring, personal development, networking and skills training sessions, support with placements and internships and pastoral support networks.

Amina plans to go as far as completing a PhD at Bath University and obtaining a career in therapy to help young individuals.