We talk to the winner of the Jack Wills Young Brits competition 2014
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Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned a top Jack Wills Young Brit – bagging a cool £5,000 in the process? The Jack Wills Young Brits competition is back on the hunt for extraordinary fresh talent in 2015 – whether it’s in creativity, enterprise, innovation or endurance. Eight winners (two from each category) will receive a cash sum to put towards their chosen pursuit, along with £500 of Jack Wills clothing vouchers and a special prize tailored to their chosen category. The categories are deliberately broad, making sure everyone has a chance to put their name forward – whether their skills are in technological invention, endurance sport, entrepreneurialism or a whole host of other areas. To get an idea of what the competition organisers are looking for, we met Joshua Welsh – currently a second year PhD student and winner of the Young Brits Innovation category 2014 - and see what he has to say about coming out top last year. Tell us about some of your key achievements since you won the Young Brits last year. A few months after winning, I started collaborating with a large scientific company to build a machine for our lab that detects incredibly small particles. I have done some of the work on the West Coast of America. In March I won a British Council Researcher Links award, which allowed to me to travel to Moscow, Russia, and give a lecture on the machinery I am building and how others can optimise their machinery.
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