Victoria Sims has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Bio-Kult Student Bursary, receiving £1,000 to spend on her nutritional career goals.
Naturopathic nutrition student, Victoria has had a life-long interest in wellbeing and the role of nutrition. She plans to set up her own practice, offering a holistic service to clients with a focus on nutritional support and enhancing wellbeing. Victoria plans to provide free-to-access nutrition consultations and clinics to a charity that offers help and support to people in recovery from addiction and female survivors of domestic abuse.
Victoria said: “To have my plans for the future acknowledged has given me a huge confidence boost and is the culmination of three hard years of study and confirmation that working in the field of nutrition is where I want to be heading.”
Victoria intends to enhance her practise with the purchase of a BodyStat 1500 BIA machine, attending the Ingenious training for Nutrigenomics in Practice as well as taking membership to BANT and CNHC registration and producing a marketing plan for her business.
Runner up, Zoe Warner, a student at Gloucestershire University, won £500 and plans to spend it on setting up training courses to give carers of injured veterans’ nutritional advice to help them improve their health from the inside out.
“Every student is studying to make the world a healthier place and both students and practitioners are incredibly important to us,” commented Bio-Kult brand manager Hayley Milne. “Each journey is individual but every nutritional therapist’s goal is the same – to help people lead healthier, happy lives, an important goal that Bio-Kult wants to help achieve too. Bio-Kult is thrilled to be able to give Victoria and Zoe a helping start to their careers. We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing about how they progress.”
Due to its success, the student bursary will return in 2017. Students can be notified when 2017 applications open by registering at www.bio-kult.com/student.
Victoria added: “Definitely give it a go. I never expected to win, but now that I have, it has given me greater inspiration to pursue my dreams and aspirations for my future. I would like to thank Bio-Kult for this amazing opportunity, CNM for supporting me in my studies, and am looking forward to updating everyone over the next year.”