Laura’s Medical Essay Wins Scholarship 24 January 2020

On Thursday 23 January, Headmaster Alex Tate announced Year 12 student Laura Linley-Hill as the winner of this year’s Robert Luff Medical Essay Scholarship.

The scholarship was established by the late OBM Robert Luff to support BMS students interested in Medicine as a career. Each year the Essay Competition is open to Year 12 students who are invited to submit an essay on a chosen topic.

Laura’s essay, entitled ‘What are the healthcare and wider societal implications of a possible legalisation of cannabis usage?’, was chosen by OBM Dr Hari Shanmugaratnam from the four essays submitted this year. The scholarship offers a prize of £1,000 deducted from each of the two years of Sixth Form school fees.

Dr Shanmugaratnam commented: “This year’s essays were all of a very high standard; however Laura’s stood out as it provided a balanced view on a very complex subject and the scope of the issues explored was impressive.”

Laura said: “I’m really pleased to have been awarded the scholarship. I hope to go on to study Medicine at Cambridge University and this will really support my application.”