The Fred Roche Travel and Study Awards consist of three £500 awards to support those studying or looking to study horticulture, landscape design, architecture, urban design or arboriculture. Vanessa Gurung was successful in winning one of the awards and this now gives her an opportunity to broaden her subject knowledge through travel, either in the UK or abroad during the summer holiday.
Vanessa said: I want to study architecture, hopefully in Newcastle University. Architecture involves studying past structures to inspire and build new ones. Therefore, learning by travelling is an important aspect in architecture, as different ideas can be seen through structures in different countries. I have decided to spend my prize learning about architecture in Italy, as their different culture and history is reflected through their structures. It will give me a good foundation for my first year at university.