Laura Perry...found she could travel and still pursue her dreams


  • Name: Laura Perry
  • Former School: Brayton High School
  • Class of: 2012
  • Studied: A-Level Biology, Chemistry, English Language & Literature and Maths
  • Doing What? Volunteering on various animal projects around the world before taking up her place to study BA (Hons) Biological Science, University of Oxford.

From a young age former Brayton High School pupil Laura Perry knew she wanted to work with animals, and more importantly that she wanted to get there by achieving the best education possible, which is why she chose Selby College.

Laura said; “It was always important to me to get the best grades possible and Selby College’s reputation for getting people into the UK’s top universities, as well as the smaller class sizes, and the fact it was closer to home, made it the perfect choice.”

After working hard at college and achieving four A star grades in her A-Levels, Laura decided to take a gap year to travel the world and “gain as much experience as possible”, before taking up her place at the University of Oxford in September 2013.

She said; “I’ve been working towards this for so long I can’t believe I’m one step closer to achieving my dream of becoming a Research Zoologist. It’s a real honour to be offered a place at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, especially a year before you intend to go, I’m so excited!”