Georgia Richardson is planning on racing ahead following her outstanding results at A level, an A* and two As.

The Newcastle High pupil from Stamfordham will be taking up her place on the five year course in Marine Technology, within small craft technology, at Newcastle University.

The course which covers naval architecture design, will see Georgia focusing on the design and operation of small crafts, specialist marine products like yachts and catamarans as well as lifeboats, which form a significant proportion of the UK marine industry.  She will also qualify as a chartered Engineer.

Georgia explains how she made her choice: “I knew that I wanted to take an engineering degree but it was only by chance I came across the Marine technology course which perfectly combined my interest in engineering and my love of being on the water. I spend a lot of spare time with my Dad and Sister Wakeboarding on the Tyne or in Scotland – we are pretty passionate about it.  As soon as I saw the course I knew it was for me and I got a lot of help from School in changing my personal statement so that I could apply.”

Looking to the future, Georgia already has set her sights high: “My ambition is to design boats for the America’s Cup.”

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