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Abby Flannaghan

Abby Flannaghan, is one of 14 Leeds Beckett first year students to be selected for the University’s annual Bright Futures Scholarships.

Abby, aged 19 and a former pupil of Whitley Bay High School, said she was delighted to receive the scholarship and that she would use the funding for textbooks, living expenses and travel costs. She commented: “I travel back up to the north-east every single weekend for my part-time job, so this scholarship is going to have a big impact in making life more financially comfortable during the week when I’m at university. It will also mean I can buy the books I need and have my own copies rather than needing to rely on the library for everything.”