Study abroad competition winner - Andrew Newman

Study abroad photo competition 2017/18 winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017/18 Study Abroad Photo Competition!

First place - Lapland by Andrew Newman

First place, and winner of £150 Amazon voucher goes to Andrew Newman who completed a Clinical Placement in Lapland as part of his Nursing degree.

The judging panel said the winning photograph was “an impactful and well-composed image that showed such a different landscape to what many expect from studying abroad”.

Andrew said of his experience:

“The Erasmus programme has given me confidence to practice nursing in the UK and other countries. I was nervous and apprehensive about working in Finland, but am delighted I overcame this and showed courage when being confronted with different situations. I'm proud to be able to demonstrate things I’ve learnt in the UK, and compare them to another health care systems, learning alternative perspectives and skills, and developing the way I practice nursing.”

Runner ups - Barcelona by Sophie Keywood and Toronto by John Fajardo

Runner Up prizes have been awarded to Sophie Keywood, who spent a year studying at Universitat Autonoma di Barcelona as part of her English degree, and John Fajardo, who spent a year on a laboratory placement at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Both win £50 in Amazon vouchers.

The panel remarked that John’s photograph was an “imaginative and interesting composition that captured the cityscape of Toronto”. Sophie’s photograph was praised for having “captured the essence of studying abroad – exploration, freedom, adventure and friendship”.

The winning photos can be viewed below:

Study abroad photo competition winners 2017/18

Entries for 2018/19 now open

This year's photo competition is open to all students undertaking global opportunities abroad – this includes study, work, volunteering and teaching abroad. We want images that tell a story and narrate your international experiences!

The competition is open until Thursday 30 May 2019. The winner will receive a £150 Amazon voucher, and two runners up will each win a £50 Amazon voucher.

Read the full terms and conditions and submit your entry

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