by Work the World


If you’ve been paying attention to our social channels, you’ll know that we ran a photo competition at the end of 2017.

Entrants were in with the chance of being awarded a £250 Amazon voucher, or a signature Work the World hoodie as a runner-up prize.

From scrubs to Safaris, we’ve had hundreds of inspiring entries.

Now, it’s time to announce the winners!

First Runner-up

Nandu Pillai, Dar es Salaam, Physiotherapy student at University of East London

We love how Nandu’s photo atop Kilimanjaro shows off the travel opportunities an overseas trip with Work the World presents. The fact that he managed to wave a Work the World flag from the highest mountain in Africa was the icing on the cake.

You can read more about Nandu’s experience in Tanzania here.


Second Runner-Up

Erica Patterson, Anuradhapura, Physiotherapy student at Monash University

Erica’s photo showcases one of our favourite spots in Sri Lanka, Adam’s Peak. Adam’s Peak is known for its "sacred footprint", a rock formation near the top which is said to be a footprint of the Buddha.

You can read experiences from students in Anuradhapura, here.


Overall Winner!

Gemma Downs, Takoradi, Adult nursing student at UCLAN

We were instantly won over by the authenticity of the smiles in Gemma’s photo. Gemma added that the photo was taken on her favourite day during her time with us in Ghana!

Her photo captures a real moment and encapsulates everything great about a Work the World placement: meeting new people and making memories in new healthcare setting.

You can read experiences from students in Takoradi, here.


A great big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter, and congratulations to all our winners!

If you want to see more snaps from students around the world with Work the World you can check out our Instagram feed.

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