NEON Students of the Year Award – COMMENDATION
Coming from an area where few students progressed into higher education, Brooke Mah spent time in the care system and was told by teachers that she would achieve little in life. She is a recent graduate of Leeds Beckett University completing her studies in 2013 with a First Class Honours (the highest grade in her year). She has supported a number of programmes linked to Widening Participation including the Tomorrow’s Professionals programme. She also regularly gives up her time to give talks to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.