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Young Old Millhillian Wins National Prize

The School are delighted to announce that Ella Jakubowska (Cedars 2010) has recently been announced as Female Undergraduate of the Year (sponsored by Rolls Royce) at the 2013 TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition.

The winners were announced by Sir Trevor McDonald at a glittering ceremony in Canary Wharf, London. There were 1,100 applicants in this competition where students climbed mountains, set up businesses, won numerous other awards and raised thousands of pounds for charity.

The Undergraduates of the Year come from degree backgrounds ranging from anthropology to chemistry and from universities from Glasgow to Exeter.

Ella is studying English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds and at 18, she became one of the youngest organizers of Crisis at Christmas homeless shelters. She is a qualified RAF Lance Corporal and Non-Commissioned Officer and has volunteered as a drama co-ordinator for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and swimming teacher for children with autism.

Her prize is a ten-week paid summer placement with Rolls-Royce, an opportunity to shadow a senior female manager for a day, and an Apple iPad.

Ella is in the front row, third from left

Undergraduate of the year 2013 winners website.