TWO Bangor University students have been awarded prestigious ‘Women in Science’ Scholarships.

Hannah Davies and Lily Stokes were both undergraduate students at the University and graduated with First Class Honours in July 2017.

The scholarships, which cover the full course fees, will enable the talented and enthusiastic duo to continue their studies as recipients of the scholarships are now enrolled in postgraduate research courses at Bangor.

Hannah, 23, from Shrewsbury is studying an MRes Sports Physiology degree.

“I am thrilled to be a recipient of the Women in Science Scholarship." she said.

"Undertaking an MRes degree has provided me with a platform to further develop my research skills and understanding, which will help as I progress towards a career in academia.”

Lily, 22, from Mytchett in Surrey is studying an MSc Marine Environmental Protection degree.

“I am passionate about protecting the marine environment, and hope to do so through education." she explained.

"I have an academic interest in tropical marine environments, especially coral reefs and hope to continue my studies after this masters with a PhD.

"I will be forever grateful to Bangor and the scholarship for providing me with these opportunities.”

Bangor University is committed to increasing women’s participation in science at every level of education, and these scholarships are a further step towards encouraging and enabling more women to follow science careers.

One of last year’s recipients, Kathryn Howard from St Austell, is now working at UTC Aerospace Systems in Plymouth.

“The Women in Science Scholarship really helped a lot with the Masters, and I’m grateful for the opportunity." Kathryn said.

"I’m currently working in wireless development for aircraft. It's very interesting and I'm still learning a lot.

"I'm also a STEMM ambassador working on an external project with a local school, and I’m enjoying putting something back in to the cycle.”