A former Powys student is celebrating receiving a prize for outstanding achievements in her law studies at the University of Worcester.

Francesca Corstorphine, who is currently in her final year studying LLB Law with Criminology degree at the University of Worcester, has been awarded the Toby Hooper KC Prize for Best Overall Performance in Criminal Law for her second year of study.

Having attended Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion, she spent her time at the Powys school learning about the British legal system and how it operated, and knew from a young age that she wanted to work in law.

She said: “I feel proud to have achieved this and thankful the University has appreciated and awarded my hard work last year.

“I liked Worcester as a place and the lecturers and Head of Law really won me over,” she remembers.

“There are so many opportunities available here and everyone is really supportive.

“I knew right from primary age that I wanted to work in the Law and to help people, and now I’m nearly there with it. I have enjoyed my time at university, making friends and learning some really interesting things. I have made memories for life.”

Every year a number of awards are presented to students at the University of Worcester in the forms of prizes and Academic Scholarship Awards, supported by local philanthropists and businesses.


University of Worcester Provost, Ann Jordan, said: “Congratulations to all our students who earned an Academic Scholarship or prize this year.

"These students achieved highly in their studies and it is wonderful to be able to recognise their dedication and commitment during the last academic year. Hopefully this award will inspire them to further academic success in the future.  

“The scholarships and prizes are supported by generous philanthropists, including the University’s distinguished Honorary Fellows, local employers, and many successful graduates of the University, and we are very grateful to all our benefactors, whose generosity makes such a difference to our students.”