9 December 2015

Image of Former Forensic Science Student named best in the UK

Chloe Walsh faced tough competition from all over the country at the WorldSkills UK Skills finals at the NEC in Birmingham where Chloe was awarded a gold medal. The contest is managed by Complete Forensics (C.I.C) and medals were presented by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science's chief executive, Dr Anya Hunt.

The annual event aims to inspire young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to the highest level. Chloe, 21, from Greasby secured a place in the competition finals after scoring highly in the Forensic Science Competition heats earlier this year.

To win her award, Chloe had to spend six hours analysing a mock murder crime scene as well as taking part in a laboratory workshop test. She also helped out with equipment demonstrations to the thousands of visitors.

Chloe, who studied Forensic Science, Biology and Fine Art at The Sixth Form College before graduating in 2011, said: "It feels absolutely amazing to be awarded gold. I'm so proud that I pushed myself to do something that felt a little scary - but I would do it all again. It's a brilliant feeling that doesn't come along that often."

Chloe joined the College from Pensby High School and graduated earlier this year with a first-class degree in forensic science and criminal investigation from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.

She said: "I've wanted to be a forensic scientist since I was 12-years-old so it was a dream come true to win this award and already it is opening up doors for possible jobs."

Chloe is currently working in Healthcare but has ambitions of working as a Crime Scene Investigator or within a Forensic Laboratory.

Chloe valued the support and careers guidance she received during her time at The Sixth Form College, commenting, “I had a lot of support from tutors when completing university applications and writing a personal statement. It gave me an insight into the types of courses available within Forensics. I enjoyed my time at the College and found the visiting speakers and the trips such as the training day with the local fire brigade and the trip to Liverpool crown court, particularly useful.” 

Chloe Walsh - F Science

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