Dr Maiyuran Ratnes (BSc hons) MBBS After achieving 11A* (GCSE) and 6A (A-levels; the highest possible at the time) Maiyuran completed medicine in Imperial College London achieving distinction. During this time attaining a blackbelt in Karate and fencing for the UK, becoming the 11 times national champion plus 3 Commonwealth golds. He made history becoming the first british fencer to win 3 national titles in the same year, being awarded sports person of the year. Maiyuran will discuss how he managed to compete at the highest level, whilst also achieving the best possible grades. Intelligence is not even half the story!