A delighted student has secured one of only a handful of places at Oxford University to study fine art.
Fiona Cameron, from Wolviston, won one of only 30 places on the degree course at Oxford’s Ruskin School of Art.
She gained her place after taking a foundation diploma at Cleveland College of Art and Design.
Fiona said: “I was in complete shock when I found out and it still hasn’t sunk in yet.
“It was a huge confidence boost to hear back that I was successful, and I am thrilled and so privileged to be able to study there in September.
“I had never thought that there would be a possibility for me to study at Oxford and it took a great deal of thought before I plucked up the courage to make an application.
“It was always a risk to apply, one thing I had learnt was that if I didn’t apply I’d never know.
“My family are all delighted and have been very supportive throughout the whole application process. It is nice to be able to say I’ve done the family proud.”
College principal Martin Raby said: “We are exceptionally proud of the successes of our students, especially with the fantastic results in subjects such as Psychology, which aren’t usually considered an art school offering. These results are testament to the students’ commitment and hard work.”