Vishal Gupta – Pythagoras Prize winner at Cambridge University
Vishal Gupta, OSFC student 2018 – 2020, has been awarded the prestigious Pythagoras Prize from St. John’s College, Cambridge.
Each year, St John’s College awards the Pythagoras Prize to a first year home undergraduate student studying Mathematics at the College. This year, Vishal is the lucky student to have been awarded it.
The prize is a recognition of academic excellence and includes a £10,000 one-off prize at the beginning of the student’s first term in Cambridge. Both the award title and the financial reward aims to increase the accessibility of the College to applicants from all backgrounds who might otherwise be daunted by the increasing cost of studying at university.
This incredible prize was started in 2011 by St John’s College and has changed the lives of it’s winning students every year since.
St John’s is committed to seeking out and rewarding the pursuit of excellence so makes all its home students, who receive an offer for Mathematics, eligible for the award. Vishal was automatically put forward, then invited to apply later in the year before finding out he’d won the award.
Vishal, who studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at Oldham Sixth Form College showed incredible academic talent in all his subjects and continuous dedication to his own success. Securing this award only cements the appreciation St. John’s College has for his excellence and we’re certain he will go onto achieve outstanding things in his studies and career.