Amy receives major award for her outstanding results

Sixth year pupil Amy Swann has been selected from 450 nominations across the UK to receive a UBS Award for Outstanding Students.

The award recognises and celebrates the achievements of the brightest state-school sixth form students in the country.

Amy, a pupil at Turnbull High, in Bishopbriggs, travelled to London recently to attend a ceremony where she was one of 50 pupils to collect her award.

Amy achieved eight ‘A’s at Standard Grade, five ‘A’s at Higher and three ‘A’s at Advanced Higher.

She was also Chaplaincy Captain and winner of The Turnbull Prize 2014 for her contribution to the school ethos.

The awards are run by a venture called Pure Potential, which was founded in 2005 to plug the aspiration, knowledge and confidence gap between independent and state school students when it comes to progressing to the most competitive universities and careers.

Amy was delighted to receive her award.

She said: “I would like to thank Turnbull High School for nominating me for the award. I loved travelling to London to attend the award ceremony. It was really interesting as it gave me the opportunity to meet other young people who also received the award and learn about the work they had done.”

This is the fifth year Pure Potential has teamed up with global financial services firm UBS to run the awards, with the opportunity for the students to meet up with representatives from the firm and learn about the work they do.

Shila Bhudia,head of graduate recruiting at UBS, said: “UBS is proud to support this outstanding group of state school students. Campus Recruiting at UBS is committed to encouraging talented, hard-working students from all backgrounds across the UK. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.”