Jason Brook, a diagnostic radiography student from Teesside University, is the winner of the 2016/17 SoR Work the World competition.
Jason will be jetting off to Peru later this year to experience how radiography is practised in the country. He will also be taking an intensive clinical Spanish course before starting the placement.
Sean Henderson-Kelly, the Society’s Membership and Public Relations Manager, said: “The Society warmly congratulates Jason on his win. The standard of entries this year was exceptionally high and the judges’ choice a difficult one, but Jason demonstrated warmth, commitment and humour in his application.
“It’s particularly good to note that Jason will be doing the pre-placement intensive language course that Work the World offers and we wish him every success in this venture.”
Jason commented: “Sean came to our university to discuss the Society and I was instantly sold on the benefits of student membership.
“As soon as he mentioned Work the World I was determined to win. It has always been a dream of mine to visit South America, in particular Peru. I am very interested in Ancient civilisations and Machu Picchu is on my bucket list.
“The actual realisation that I won was something that took a while to come to terms with. I felt a huge rush of adrenaline that seemed to last for days until it all became a bit more real. I was overcome with a great sense of pride and achievement.”