Cognita UK student wins Science and Technology scholarship to Asia
Bertram Lyhne-Gold, a Year 12 student from North Bridge House Senior School and Sixth Form, Canonbury in the UK has won a scholarship to study at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
His comparative essay on start-ups in Hong Kong vs the UK won him the 2-month scholarship through the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.
Reflecting on his experience, Bertram said: “I met such incredible people from all around the world and made lasting friendships. I thoroughly enjoyed my courses in Asian history. It was interesting to view historical events through an Asian, particularly Chinese, perspective which differs so greatly from a British perspective. A reminder that history is so often used to reinforce one’s own identity about themselves and/or their country.
I was fortunate to travel around Vietnam and Thailand, where I met new people and experienced the huge differences in our cultures and ways of life. I even managed to meet a fellow North Bridge House student in Bangkok – a benefit of attending an international school!”
You can learn more about the scholarship and read Bertram’s winning essay here.