18th July 2003




At the age of 16 Nathan Millward didn’t think there was any point in continuing in  education – indeed, he had long and passionate arguments with his grandfather on the subject.


But three A-levels and an HND later Nathan now finds himself top of the class at university.


After an unpromising beginning as a student (he got a D and an E in his A-levels) he went from Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough to the University of Lincoln to top up his HND in Travel and Tourism into a degree in Management Studies.


And later this month he will graduate with first-class honours, the Dean’s Prize for the Best Undergraduate Management Student and the Natwest Prize for the Best Student of Management Studies.


“At 16 university was anything but a priority on my list of career objectives,” says Nathan, now 23.


“Now, seven years later, some would say I’m a changed man. Not only has education become an ally but it has also become a crucial element in my quest for the holy grail – the job of my dreams.”


Nathan moved with his parents to Malton in North Yorkshire and earned a distinction in his HND in Travel & Tourism at Yorkshire Coast College.


“It soon became apparent that with a commitment to study you can achieve rather surprising results,” he says.


He then decided to top up his qualification to a degree at the University of Lincoln. He  will be at Lincoln Cathedral at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30th July to receive his first-class honours degree and his two prizes.



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