A secondary school teacher from Bridgend has been honoured by the University for the inspirational role she played for one of her former students, Elis Harrington, who is currently studying modern languages at Jesus College. Debra Walsh, a French teacher at Brynteg Comprehensive School in Bridgend, Wales, is one of ten state school teachers recognised in Oxford’s annual Inspirational Teachers Awards. Ms Walsh said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated by Elis for this award, and although it is a privilege to be recognised in this way, I feel quite overwhelmed … My advice to students applying to university is: never think that you have set the bar too high. If you aim high and you are committed, the opportunities and rewards are immeasurable.’