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The UCL / City and Islington Sixth Form College Partnership
The Provost’s Prize was introduced to UCL in 2003. This prestigious award is given annually to an exceptionally academically able student entering UCL from CIC, whose background makes their achievement in securing a place at UCL especially noteworthy.
The first recipient of the prize was Vladislav Savov, who achieved straight As in his A levels only a few years after arriving in the UK from Bulgaria with very little knowledge of English.
He joined UCL to study Law.
In 2004, UCL decided to award the prize to two outstanding students.
Zerrin Koca, who is originally from Turkey, joined CIC in 2002 and successfully passed A levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Turkish to take up her place at UCL to study Mathematics.
Suleman Rahman joined CIC from Holloway Boys’ School. He obtained A levels in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology as well as AS level Psychology and went on to study Medicine at UCL.
2005’s winner was Darnella Daley, who achieved a place to study History of Art at UCL despite challenging personal circumstances.
Amin Amiri was awarded the prize in 2006. Amin’s family came to the UK as refugees and Amin entered secondary education with no knowledge of English. He achieved AAB in his A levels and was accepted to UCL to study Electronic Engineering with Communications Engineering.
The recipient of the prize for 2007 will be announced at a ceremony in November.
Helena Kennedy Foundation bursary
In 2006, UCL announced its decision to sponsor a Helena Kennedy Foundation bursary for a student from City & Islington Sixth Form College taking up a place at UCL. The Helena Kennedy Foundation exists to tackle injustice and social exclusion through education by supporting disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors to complete their studies and move on successfully into employment. Although UCL sponsors the bursary, the recipient is determined by the Trustees of the Helena Kennedy Foundation.
2006’s recipient was Desmond Hymes, who has overcome serious health problems to gain a place to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UCL.