John Moran Educational - Trust Making financial awards to support the entry into higher education
Student Profiles

The Trust has made awards to over forty two deserving students from the Merseyside region since it was set up in 2003. Here’s more about what these students did with their awards, and what it meant to them:

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I am eighteen years old and I am currently living at home with my mum in Liverpool. I was brought up in Tenerife and went to a Spanish school from the age of three so my first language is Spanish. I enjoyed life over there but when I was fourteen we decided to move back to England so I could gain some qualifications which would enable me to have a better future. We all thought this was going to be difficult as I had no experience in an English school. However, I am proud to say I achieved 8 GCSEs all A* to B. This led me to wanting to complete my A Levels in the school’s sixth form so I could follow my dreams and become a Sport Psychologist. I recently received my A Level results and I now have a place at Liverpool John Moores University studying Applied Sports Psychology, which I am over the moon about.

The reason I am so interested in this subject is because I am an amateur boxer and my overall goals would be to go and compete in the Olympics. Psychology plays a very big role in any kind of sport and my aim is to help all athletes break down the barriers that are stopping them from being successful.

I would just like to thank the John Moran Trust as receiving this award is going to help and support me through university in many ways including my amateur boxing career.

Without this award I know things would be much more difficult and so I appreciate it and thank you very much for helping me work towards my dreams.

Overall, my first year of University has been a success. 

The course I am enrolled on is Sport Psychology and I found the Psychology side of the course very interesting, although it was a lot of hard work and many hours in the library. However, I had a bit of trouble getting into the Sports side of the course as it wasn’t what I expected. Most of the module was about advance training techniques like training the "quiet eye" in golf putting and in football, which I really didn’t enjoy as I don’t play or really like either sports.

Thanks to the John Moran Fund I was able to buy plenty of useful resources to help me with this struggle so I was able to understand it better. It also helped me to fund my sport/hobby outside of Uni. I recently won a National Body Building competition where I had to cover the costs of a bikini, tanning, hair, make-up, travel, food prep and many more things. Preparing for this competition and being at university at the same time was very difficult and I can’t thank everyone behind this fund enough. You made it possible for me to do both things at the same time and I am really looking forward to the next year ahead.