Hong Kong Student Enjoys Worcester Summer School

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A teenager from Hong Kong enjoyed six weeks at the University of Worcester after winning a prestigious competition.

Jose Lee was one of just a handful of students selected for the British Council’s UK Summer School Competition, after she penned a winning 500 word essay about Sherlock Holmes.

The challenge for competitors was to answer: ‘What would you do if you could spend a day in the life of your favourite UK celebrity, icon, historical figure or fictional character?’

“I decided to write about Sherlock Holmes as I love watching the BBC series,” said the 16-year-old. “I couldn’t believe it when I found out that I had been successful; I really never expected it at all.”

Jose spent six weeks attending a range of summer school activities, both academic and social, at the University of Worcester.

“I travelled to the UK with my parents two years ago, but had never been to Worcester,” she said. “It’s such a pretty place with lots to do. I have really enjoyed my time here.”

Jose is hoping to study economics and sociology or psychology when she finishes high school in Hong Kong and the summer school has inspired her to look to the UK.

“I would definitely like to look at studying abroad when the time comes for university,” she said. “This has been a fantastic opportunity for me to see more of the UK and I would love to come back.”

The University of Worcester was one of five universities selected by the British Council to host a competition winner.