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Manchester High School for Girls


Manchester High School for Girls student, 17-year-old Leila,  is celebrating as she has been offered a President’s Undergraduate Scholarship from the Imperial College London to study Medicine.

This year, the college received 2596 applications for 302 places. The coveted scholarship is rewarded to only 15 MBBS in Medicine applicants who demonstrate the highest academic excellence and potential. Achieving both is a truly fantastic achievement for Leila.

The talented young lady is currently studying A Level Chemistry, Biology and Maths at Manchester High’s Sixth Form, and she will need an A* and two As to get on her course. 

Leila said: “I couldn’t believe when the college emailed me to tell me about the scholarship! I thought it was an advert first. I’m really excited, especially knowing how competitive it is to get this scholarship. I am already revising for this summer’s exams and I think getting the grades will hopefully be achievable. My mocks have gone pretty well.”

The aspiring medic has weeks of experience in different medical institutions including a private clinic in Manchester, MRI, visits to hospitals in Iran as well as Tanzania. Leila has an interest in international health care which she has been able to research into whilst taking part in the school’s Model United Nations activities.

She said: “I would love to work as an international doctor and helping people during outbreaks for instance. I also want to be involved in the NHS so, at this stage, who knows where the world of medicine will take me!”