AN award-winning student has clinched a place at one of the country’s top universit- ies.
Kirsty Fishwick, from Peterlee, who was among the first cohort at East Durham College’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, has taken up her place on a BA Business and Management course at Durham University.
Kirsty’s top business brain became apparent during her time at the college when the former Academy at Shotton Hall pupil beat more than 700 students to be named the BTEC Business Student of the Year for 2013. Once she’s finished her studies Kirsty, 20, hopes to be able to give something back to her commun- ity.
“Since starting in September, I have met a lot of fascinating people from all over the world. I still have to pinch myself sometimes that I’m actually a Durham University student.
“Hopefully when I get through my degree, I will be able to pursue a career in business consultancy while also looking into business ventures that will benefit my local community.”