Rebecca’s First Class (especially for llama farmers)

Saint student Rebecca Lawrence has gained a First Class degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences – along with experience looking after llamas. And she achieved the highest mark in her year group at The University of Nottingham for her dissertation, on the effects of essential oils on flu infections. She now has another two years’ work ahead […]

Read the full aid mission report for St Helena

The aide memoire signed at the end of the annual visit of advisers from the UK serves as a state-of-the-island report for St Helena. The Development Aid Planning Mission 2014 report covers key aspects of life such as health, education, social services and shipping, as well as progress on the economic transformation of the island. […]

‘Island girl’ Kerisha masters the art of study

Kerisha Stevens didn’t want to leave St Helena to earn a normal university degree – so she stayed home and got an even better one. She has been awarded a Master of Arts degree by the University of Leicester in the UK, after two years of studying alongside her full-time job as a government press […]

April’s degree will help solve island’s social ills

University graduate April Lawrence will be returning to Half Tree Hollow in October 2013 with skills that could be used to tackle social problems on St Helena. She has been awarded a strong 2:1 degree in Sociology and Psychology by the University of Portsmouth. Her studies included modules on childhood, youth and social problems, crime […]

Neil invests efforts to win degree course prize

Neil Francis of Sapper Way been named the top student on his finance and investment degree course at the University of Brighton, in the UK. He is to be awarded a prize for being the best-performing first year student.  He said: “I was really surprised to have won the award which I wasn’t expecting at […]

Pupils beat tough targets – but boys’ literacy is ‘unacceptable’

Children in St Helena’s primary schools have beaten a challenging target for improvements in English and maths. Figures for science are still being finalised. But three pupils did not take the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) because of their “low current attainment”. Education director Colin Moore said he was deslighed, but added that girls were still […]

Vet student Rebecca sails to fulfil her dream

Rebecca holds a white lamb

Five or six years from now, St Helena’s animals may be in the care of the island’s first home-grown, fully qualified veterinary surgeon. Rebecca Lawrence, of Cowpath, has won a Commonwealth Scholarship to study veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Nottingham. Competition for the scholarship is strong but Rebecca’s achievement is especially significant, […]