Alumni success stories
Dr Laura Bennett
Laura's story is one of hard word and determination. Laura attended Upton High School and left in 2008 with 3 grade A's in her A Levels, (she also excelled in music). Laura originally wanted to study medicine but was unable to get a place on a course. Laura worked as a Porter at the Countess of Chester Hospital during her gap year, she went on to study Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham. Laura did her MRes at Liverpool University and funded herself by working nights in a care home. She also studied for her PhD at Liverpool University, graduating in 2016.
Laura is now conducting postdoctoral research at Bangor University. The School of Medical Sciences recently highlighted her successful groundbreaking research, funded by North West Cancer Research and UKRI, into an unstudied human protein.