Student blogger wins national competition

Posted by uatemp13 at Jan 31, 2014 11:42 AM |
Medical student wins £1000 towards cost of elective
Student blogger wins national competition

Liberty-Breeze Heskeymee-Preston is a student blogger for the School of Medicine (Source: University of Leicester website)

One of the student bloggers in our School of Medicine, Liberty-Breeze Heskeymee-Preston, has won the 2014 Wesleyan Medical Elective competition. The competition helps medical students through their elective: the stages of their degrees they spend gaining experience at hospitals abroad.

One of just three students across the country to secure a prize, Liberty has won £1000 towards the cost of her medical elective, along with a free iPad and travel insurance. Liberty, whose blog can be found here, won the competition with “Roots”, a video describing herself, her return to her “roots” in Antigua for her elective and her drive to “be the change you want to see in the world”.  The video is up on YouTube now – so take a look!

Liberty’s win follows hot on the heels of her leadership last year of Medreach, a scheme that aims to raise the aspiration and attainment of young people in the local community. She has been a student-blogger since 2012, writing on subjects from exams to working on the frontline with paramedics—and even takes time out to blog on Christmas Day!