Q.U.B. ‘Queen’s Scholar’ Award

Congratulations to former Grosvenor pupil Rachel Cullen who was recently awarded one of Queen’s University’s prestigious ’Queen’s Scholar Awards’ for her year group following a rigorous selection process.

Rachel’s recommendation for the scholarship was registered by Grosvenor earlier in the year, as one of one-hundred-and-seventy nominees from across the province. From here Rachel was shortlisted as one of seventy pupils for interview, which comprised ten interview stations as well as an unseen presentation in front of five members of the University’s staff.  Following this scrupulous process each participant was ranked, with Rachel impressing the judges sufficiently to secure a place as one of the University’s ten final selectees. 

As a result of her selection Rachel - last year’s Deputy Head Girl - will  have her tuition fees paid in full for her entire five year Medical degree, and will be required to attend a range of events held by Q.U.B., talk at Conventions on a Queen’s stand, deliver talks to Schools about the University and participate in a number of photographic publicity sessions.  

For ever-modest Rachel, selection came as a major shock:  “I still can’t believe it - never in my wildest dreams did I think that, out of all the applicants, I would be chosen.  I am extremely grateful to Queen’s for this wonderful opportunity and extremely excited for what lies ahead.” 

Rachel’s selection as one of Queen’s ten Ambassadors will be formally recognised at a Reception to be held in The Great Hall on Wednesday 1st October; all at Grosvenor wish her the best of luck at this event as well as throughout her time as a Q.U.B. Ambassador and beyond.

Former Grosvenor pupil Rachel Cullen, pictured alongside Mr McLoughlin, who has been selected as one of Q.U.B's ten 'Queen's Scholars' for the duration of her five year Medical degree