Maths UK whizz Mia, 14, to shadow some of world’s best doctors and professors

By Jill Dando News

Mia Chilman, who performs in the top few percent in Britain in maths, is to spend a week with the University of the West of England.

The Year 10 Worle Community School Academy (WCSA) student in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset will do a week of work experience supporting academics and researchers at UWE.

She will support them in their teaching and research across areas including Biological, Biomedical, Forensic and Environmental Sciences and Psychology. 

She will then spend a week at Bristol University in July.

Mia has been performing excellently in maths and across her studies over the years.


She was also near the top of the UK intermediate maths challenge online, for the second year running.

Mia is also a brilliant netball player and athlete.

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Mia is a tremendous role model for other younger students, showing excellent leadership skills, maturity and enthusiasm.

“We are delighted for her to be given such an opportunity at a leading university.”

Since becoming part of TPLT in 2016, the Academy has seen many campus improvements including a £400,000 refurbished auditorium and sports hall.

The Academy has a wonderful caring and high achieving ethos, excellent extracurricular provision including the Jill Dando News Centre and the groundbreaking eco-club Climate Justice Revolution. 

The WCSA motto is ‘We Challenge and Support to Achieve’, resulting in students who thrive in all areas.