Dan West...Found his Dream Place at Cambridge University


  • Name: Dan West
  • Class of: 2011
  • Studied: 'A' Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and German
  • Doing What? Studying Medicine at The University of Cambridge

Medicine isn't everyone's dream job, but for former Selby High student Dan West, it was the only thing on his mind when he enrolled at Selby College.

He said; "I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in medicine which was why I chose to work in a care home, volunteer at the local hospital and gain work experience at an optician, a dentist and a pharmacy, whilst also studying for my
'A' Levels."

Dan, who gained an impressive four A* and an A grade in his 'A' Levels, is now studying Medicine at The University of Cambridge and hopes to go on to study a
PhD in Oncology and secure work in this field.

Remembering his time at Selby College fondly Dan said; "The tutors were fantastic, the staff were friendly and so supportive, and I met people who became the greatest of friends. I grew up and found out a lot about who I am, my own ability, and what I wanted to achieve; even better, I realised I could achieve it! I loved my time at Selby College and if I'm ever on an interview panel for Oxbridge and I see a student from college, they'll instantly be in my good books!