Excelling at Edge Hill University

We are proud to announce that Maegan Cleary, a member of the Knowsley Community College Alumni, has been awarded an Entrance Excellence Scholarship in Volunteering, at Edge Hill University’s Annual Excellence Scholarship Awards that took place at the end of last year at.

The University, which was recently been named Times Higher Education University of The Year 2014, awarded the scholarship to Maegan for her dedication to the charity Making a Difference (MAD), with whom she has worked with for the past 3 years, holding various fundraising events to raise money for Ukrainian orphanages. “I have always had a passion for volunteering.” Maegan comments, “I enjoy helping people in need and always appreciate help I receive so I became involved with a couple of projects involving the local community.”

A former Children and Young Peoples Workforce student at Knowsley Community College, Maegan is now studying BA (Hons) Children and Young People’s Learning and Development (Primary) at Edge Hill University and hopes to use her scholarship to revisit Ukraine to work with those damaged by the ongoing conflict, as well as train local a Mariupol resident to continue teaching dance to orphaned children.

Meagan has written a blog for the university, detailing where her love of volunteering stemmed from and how to led to the work she has done for the orphanages in the Ukraine. Read the blog in full