Photograph Captures Journey of the Mind and Body

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A Shropshire student who captured an inspiring photo of a recent train journey has won a competition at the University of Worcester.

Katy Ikin’s photograph was selected as the winner of a competition run by the University’s Community Development Workers to promote mental health awareness.

The photograph, cleverly sectioned, depicts “an adventure on board a train”.

Twenty-year-old Katy, who is in her third year of an English Literature degree at the University, said: “I really enjoy photography in my spare time and so when I saw the competition advertised I decided to give it a go.

“It was themed around mental health, and I thought, whenever I am stressed I like to go on an adventure, so I tried to capture this with my image.”

Katy, from Whitchurch, Shropshire, won a £30 voucher of her choice and will have her winning photograph displayed in the University’s new Peirson Study & Guidance Centre for all staff, students and visitors to view.

University Community Development Worker Siya Mngaza said: “We really loved Katy’s photograph as it spoke on many levels about mental health and the journeys people go on.

“The competition was really successful, with lots of entries, and was part of a wider campaign we ran for students across the University.”

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