Welwyn Garden City student wins year’s free uni fees

ASK any student what the current hot topics are, the cost of university fees will feature very high on the list.

Well, for one Welwyn Garden City teen, the financial burden for next year has just become a little bit easier.

For Amy Hewitt has just won the cost of a year’s fees in a competition run by a rail operator.

The 19-year-old is currently in the first year of a history degree at Leeds University.

Her �3,375 prize from CrossCountry Trains’ Fees for Free promotion on Facebook will pay for the next academic year.

Amy, of Harwood Hill, said: “It’s still only just sinking in, I’m so happy.

“It’s such a massive prize, which will make my university life so much more comfortable.”

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Amy travels on CrossCountry Trains to come home a couple of times a month and, as a regular user, was inspired to enter the competition, although added: “I really didn’t expect to win.”

CrossCountry Trains MD Andy Cooper said: “Students and their families sacrifice so much in order to put themselves through university, especially considering the increasing student fees. We have certainly enjoyed rewarding Amy.”