Bursary Support Paves The Way For DCG Student’s Medical Aspirations

An A Level student at Derby College Group (DCG) has been awarded a coveted bursary to support her ambitions to study Medicine at university.

Rabina Bulakoti (19) from Littleover has studied at DCG since joining her father in the UK from her home in Nepal three years ago.

Having excelled in her studies, she has been nominated by teachers and accepted onto the Medify UCAT practice platform with a full bursary.

Rabina is currently studying Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry A Levels at DCG’s Joseph Wright Centre and is planning to apply to university next academic year with her choices including Newcastle, Bristol and St Andrews.

She said: “I appreciate just how fortunate I am to have this bursary. The Medify bursary gives me access to specialist tutorials, mock questions and feedback so that I can be as prepared as possible for the UCAT test in September which you need to get a high score for to be able to study Medicine at university.

“It is a particularly difficult test as it covers a wide range of topics with strict timings on answers so that it tests your problem solving and decision making skills as well as knowledge.”

Rabina attended a good school in Nepal where her favourite subject was science. After arriving in Derby, she initially studied Sport at DCG’s Broomfield Hall. 

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