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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In September, I will be starting my Law LLB degree at the University of Law in Manchester, the first step towards achieving a career in the subject.

At nineteen years of age, having taken an extra year in college due to personal health problems, being able to go to university is a big step for me. After my own health scare, I genuinely thought that I might have to change career paths and even potentially give up my chance of going to university. In addition to the other challenges that I face my parents both have long-term illnesses and I care for them. For these reasons university seemed an unrealistic goal. Now, however, I know that everything is just about how I manage things, and this bursary will pay a pivotal role in my progression through university.

This bursary will enable me to cover my commuting costs as well as allowing me to afford all my stationery and books, something that would have been difficult to manage on my student loans alone. It will also allow me to be able to afford to do things in any spare time that I’ll have helping me to have some sort of social life.

Now I have achieved really good grades in my A Levels, the hard work truly begins. The help and support of the trustees at the John Moran Trust has made things more manageable!

My first year at university has been challenging but I wouldn’t change it. I have made an amazing group of friends that have been really supportive of me, as I have of them. I have also learnt a lot this past year; the importance of new friendships, the sheer hard work and determination it takes to complete a degree and how important making sure I have time for myself.

Things have been challenging this year, there is no denying that. With illness within my family as well as personal health problems, I have often found it difficult to balance my workload as well as my social life. However, I have managed to meet my deadlines when handing in work and revising for exams.

The bursary I receive from the John Moran Educational Trust has benefited me greatly this past year. If it wasn't for the support of the trust, I would have had difficulty getting into university and buying the necessary equipment and books. I'm truly grateful for the support I've received this year.