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Claire Shipman

A Leicester student is celebrating after achieving First Class Honours in her degree.

Claire Shipman, a former pupil at Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, has just completed a BA (Hons) in English Literary Studies at the University of Worcester.

The 21-year-old said: “I'm very excited to achieve First Class Honours and I hope that it has provided me with a good foundation for future employment. I did not expect to receive a First, but I feel that I worked hard for this classification.”

Claire said she chose to study at the University of Worcester because of its setting and environmental credentials.

“It has a beautiful, green main campus and the University also makes efforts to ensure that it is environmentally friendly,” she said. “Both the City and St John's campuses are in close proximity to student accommodation and the city, which make it easy and quick to travel to and from lectures. I was particularly impressed by The Hive library, which supplied students with a wealth of resources, especially valuable to English students. I was also taken by the approachability of both the staff and students.”

She added: “I loved my time at the University of Worcester, especially the course, which had some exceptionally knowledgeable and down to earth lecturers. I was impressed by the variety of genres and periods that I studied throughout the three years. Another highlight of my time at University was working as the Features Editor for The Voice student newspaper society, which allowed me to produce articles and edit the Features section of the newspaper. The society was made up of an intelligent, dedicated and friendly group of people, who I enjoyed my time with.”