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The Academy of St Nicholas has been celebrating its third successful year in the Merseyside Young Medics programme in association with Liverpool University.

The scheme is well established in The Academy, with Year 10 and 11 students who will continue over the next three years with students accessing a range of exciting and one off opportunities that will continue to raise their aspirations and motivation for achieving their personal best Merseyside Young Medics (MYM) is a rolling five-year programme of medicine and health-related activities and support for young people in Years 9-13 who are from under-represented groups and have the potential and interest in studying medicine or health-related subjects at university.

The programme is a fantastic opportunity for students to increase their confidence, motivation and aspirations, develop a real understanding of the subject qualification choices needed for medicine/health-related study and careers, to stretch their skills, abilities and understanding to support them to make informed choices and decisions for university.

Head of school Mr Lancaster said: “We are delighted to be a part of such a fantastic scheme. For our students to participate in activities at the university designed to build knowledge and experience incrementally is key to success both in and out of school.

“For some students, they will be the first in their family to go to university and we explore every opportunity to ensure every child is supported, encouraged and achieves the grades they need to make a difference to their lives.”

The academy scholars programme forms many strands in the school with a comprehensive programme on offer for students from Year 7-13 including the pathways to law programme and the prestigious scholars programme both sponsored by University of Liverpool.

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