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Top of the class for Falkland Islanders

The Falkland Islands Government would like to congratulate the young Falkland Islanders who are celebrating this week following the announcement of university results. Seven students scored top honours, further boosting the ranks of qualified people equipped with skills relevant to the Islands. Achieving a first-class honours in Applied Biomedical Science, Kimberley Finlayson had particular reason to celebrate. Having completed training in her third year in a NHS Laboratory at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, she plans to work in a UK microbiology department once her application for registration with the Health Professions Council had been processed. Speaking of her plans to work in the UK before bringing her skills back to the Falklands, Kimberley said ˜I feel it is important to gain as much experience as possible in these busy UK labs first™.

Another student, Zoran Zuvic, will be heading back to the Falkland Islands in the near future to take up a post as an Engineering Assistant with Colas Ltd on Project Shackleton for the refurbishment of the runway at Mount Pleasant. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, with honours in Civil Engineering. ˜I think my degree is relevant and can be put to good use in the Falklands™, Zoran commented. 

Other students who have graduated are Matthew Strange, Christopher Cant, Gillian Cotter, Ashley Jaffray and Laura Street.

(Penguin News)