16 August 2018
Young Scientist of the year, Emily Xu, is heading to Imperial College where she has received a Kingsbury Scholarship to study Chemical Engineering. This is one of the most valuable and sought after scholarships for students in the UK and the latest high profile reward for Emily, who received a means tested bursary to help her study at James Allen’s Girls’ School.
Her research into new ways of separating molecules for the pharmaceutical industry has already seen her awarded a Nuffield Foundation Scholarship last summer, win a Gold award from the British Science Association in November and in April she scooped she scooped the GSK Young Scientist of the Year Prize at the Big Bang Fair, the largest celebration of STEM for young people in the UK.
As if all this was not enough, Emily was in Chongqing, China when she received her A Level results as she is currently representing the UK in the 33rd China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest, one of China’s biggest science competitions.
After receiving her results – four A*s (chemistry, physics, maths) and one A (further maths), Emily said:
‘It’s been a long wait, but I’m relieved it’s over. I can’t wait to start at Imperial this September. A big thank you to everyone at JAGS and all the other people who have helped me along these past 7 years.’