Charlotte Wright

A Group Scout Leader is graduating from the University of Worcester with a First Class Honours in Geography.
Charlotte Wright

Charlotte Wright, from Smethwick, said she felt incredibly proud to be graduating with top marks.

“Being the first person in my family to go to university, I am beyond proud and excited to have completed my degree, and to get a First is the icing on the cake,” said the 21-year-old former Holly Lodge High School and Sixth Form pupil.

“Alongside studying for my Geography degree, I also completed my ‘Worcester Award’ to Gold standard, which involved 40 hours of voluntary work, 80 hours of employment experience and a mock interview. I am proud of this extra achievement, as it recognises the additional activities I do as well as studying.”

Charlotte has been an active member of her local community in Sandwell, working with the Scouts.

“During my time at university, my role changed from Cub Scout Leader (running the section for children aged 8-10) to Group Scout Leader,” she said. “In this role it is my responsibility to manage the 16 adults working within my group, ultimately ensuring the safety and enjoyment of the 60 young people that they work with. In addition to my management role, I also regularly help to plan and attend the weekly meetings, trips and camps.”

Since completing her degree, Charlotte has been under taking teacher training through the Schools Direct programme with the hope of becoming a Geography teacher.

“Since I was young, my plan was always to be a teacher and after completing two work placements during my degree, I am now taking the next steps on my journey,” she said.

Charlotte came to Worcester through Clearing, after missing out on a place at her first choice university. “Looking back, however, I am so glad that I went to Worcester as I feel it was the perfect uni for me,” she said. “I loved the small friendly department, where all the lecturers knew me by name, the thoughtful assignments, and of course, the beautiful scenery surrounding the campus.”