Home-schooled Mr Daniel Kirkman is well on his way to earning his academic spurs – he has been awarded the Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship for being ranked among the top five undergraduates proceeding from first year to second year in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.
Kirkman, who is very grateful for the financial assistance the scholarship provides, is focused on his academic career. ‘I have always enjoyed practical projects as well as academics, particularly Science and Maths. Engineering provides a good combination of these aspects,’ he said.
Kirkman wants to use his degree to assist disabled people as he has a great interest in the field of prosthetics.
Whilst Kirkman does not have a specific role model, he admires people who do everything to the best of their ability and with a good attitude. ‘I am hard working and always do my best. I like to live life to the fullest.’
In his spare time Kirkman enjoys being outdoors and doing the sport of rock climbing.