Megan celebrates BTEC Awards success - Bridgwater & Taunton College

We’re delighted to share the news that Megan Bratcher has achieved Commended status in the BTEC Science Student of the Year category in the BTEC Awards 2018.

The Awards, now in their eighth year, recognise and reward students, teachers, schools and colleges across the country for their exceptional achievements in vocational learning.

Megan is studying Level 3 Applied Science (Forensic Science) at Bridgwater & Taunton College, and was nominated for the BTEC award by her tutor, Kirsty Stainsby. Kirsty explains,

“Megan’s attitude and application are outstanding, which are the leading contributors to her continually completing her work to Distinction level and going above and beyond what is expected of her. In terms of her being a role model, she is a shining example of how you can achieve in the face of adversity.  Despite being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, she does not let this affect or define her. She never uses her condition as an excuse and will get work in earlier if she knows she will not be in college. It is this dedication to her education that impresses me and led me to nominate her for the award.”

Megan was thrilled to learn that she had been placed among the top science students in the country and said,

“My greatest achievement at college has been being nominated for the BTEC Science Student of the Year award because it shows how much hard work and dedication I have put into my assignments over the two years of my course.”

And that hard work has paid off, as she looks to the future,

“When I finish college I am starting an Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing with Rodericks Dental after which, at the moment, I plan to go to university. I applied for five universities including Cardiff and UWE and had offers from them all. I have accepted an offer from UWE to study Biomedical Science and have deferred my entry until after I complete my Apprenticeship.”

Find out more about studying Analytical and Forensic Science here or call our Information & Guidance team on 01278 441234.

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