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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Growing up in a single parent family, with three younger brothers, one could say times were tough. There were times we would go without food and hot water, and whilst it affected us in many ways, it never stopped my mum from pushing me to achieve my goals. Whilst helping my mum look after my brothers through secondary school, and then through my A-Levels doing English, History and Film Studies, I worked hard to ensure I got the grades I needed to get into the University of Liverpool. I’m glad to say, I did!

In order to help get myself through my A-Levels, I got myself a summer job at Costa Coffee in 2015, which has now turned into a part time job. Working in Costa has helped me engage with people who I don’t know and focus on tasks and keep up a hard work ethic, which are all qualities which I feel will help me throughout my time at university. In my spare time, I visit the cinema as film is a great interest of mine, and I play in a twenty six piece concert band, with the youngest member being ten and the oldest eighty four. Playing with such a wide variety of people has helped me engage with people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, again skills that will help me throughout university.

At university, I will be studying English Literature. English is a subject which I have a strong interest in. Studying English at an A-Level standard has helped me to understand how words can have multiple interpretations, in particular in my favourite type of reading; poetry. Therefore, by studying English Literature at university, I intend to understand English more, whilst also using it to build towards a career teaching English at a secondary school level, which I a job I feel like I would excel in.

Funding from the John Moran Trust will help me throughout university immensely. The funding I will receive will help me when I live alone for the first time, and will hopefully help me cook some good meals and not rely on takeaway! It will also help with buying university equipment such as a laptop and other utensils, and maybe if I’m lucky, go towards a night out if there is any left