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Selena continues her Physics success overseas

Selena continues her Physics success overseas

Sixth Form student, Selena Y. has been involved with various Physics challenges over the past year and has had another successful competition in Thailand this November. The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) takes place over a week and encompasses various observations, competitions and excursions around Phuket, giving Selena and her team a stimulating trip to the other side of the world.

Selena, the only female team member from the UK, took part in one team competition and three individual examinations: data analysis, a theory based examination and the day observations. Selena said: “Although the examinations were challenging, they were still really enjoyable. My teammates came from all over the UK and were all academically strong, which helped me a lot when preparing. Even though I didn’t win any medals, it was an enriching experience: meeting other students who share my passion for astronomy from all across the globe was particularly valuable as I learnt a lot from those who have a superior knowledge and experience in the field.”