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19th June 2018

Congratulations to York College A Level Psychology student Karen Nyga on being awarded this year’s Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Psychology Prize.

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Karen, aged 18 and formerly of Goole Academy, has studied A Levels in Psychology, English Language & Literature and Maths and she presented an Extended Project Qualification on ‘How far is Colonialism responsible for the current mental health of native Americans'.

On being chosen to receive the coveted Prize Karen said: “I feel proud to have my work recognised in this way. Throughout my studies I have tried to go beyond curriculum expectations and I’m so pleased to be this year’s Prize winner.

“I think psychology is applicable to everyone. The subject teaches you to look beyond the immediate, to look at a person’s back story to help understand human behaviour. Looking to the future I am considering pursuing a career in cognitive neuropsychology.”

In September Karen hopes to progress to UCL (University College London) to study a degree in Psychology. Her tutor Scott Franklin describes Karen as: “A fabulous student who has been producing undergraduate quality work from the very start of her studies.”

Marjorie Marks-Stuttle presented Karen with a gift voucher and certificate. She said: “The prize is awarded annually in memory of my daughter Caroline Stuttle who was tragically murdered during a gap year in Australia in 2002. We set up Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation very soon afterwards and have recently re-branded the charity to reflect the safety aspect of our work, which includes our free Safer Travel App featuring over 300 countries.

“My daughter studied A Level Psychology at York College and like Karen was completely absorbed by it. I wish Karen every success as she progresses to university to further her studies.”


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