UNIVERSITY student Patrick Stone is to use a bursary to help with his dissertation.

Patrick, 19, who attended St Nicholas Catholic High School in Northwich, received the 2015 Millennium Bursary from Knutsford Town Council.

The bursary is the initiative of the town council, supported by Knutsford Lions Club, and has been awarded every year since it was founded in 2000.

Patrick is currently studying urban planning at Newcastle University, and said he was delighted to receive the award, which he will use to help with his final year dissertation.

He hopes to use Knutsford and Cheshire East as case studies to research urban planning consultation processes.