Our youngest son got a place at University studying for a Law Degree at Huddersfield University when he was 18 but ‘dropped out’ after about sixteen months and joined the working classes instead. We, as parents, were very disappointed but as long as he was prepared to work and not be a drain on society we backed his decision and he never let us down.
Fourteen years later, at the age of 32 with a partner and two children, he decided he wanted to study again and get his Law Degree and with the blessing of his partner, who offered to work all the hours God sends to keep the family whilst he studies, he secured at place at University to do just that.
He had to really sell himself at the interview to secure the place, the tutor suggested it would be better if he did an Access Course as he would find studying difficult after fourteen years of doing none. Son would have none of it – “it’s a place on the course or I do it through the Open University” he told the tutor. The tutor finally relented and said “he’d take a chance on him” and so last September he started the four year Law Degree course. His first two years are at Oldham, which is just one of the three campuses attached to Huddersfield University, which is where he was originally a student.
He completed all four modules of the first year exams last month and got 4 A’s therefore passing with flying colours and the tutor who was, at first, hesitant about his entry to the course told him he was Oldham’s best performing student. Not only that, he has also received a letter from the Head of Law telling him he is to be awarded the prize for the Best Year 1 student out of all three campuses!
We are so proud of him, he’s worked really hard and we’re also thankful to his partner, who has worked equally as hard to keep the family whilst he is studying thus enabling him to fulfil his dream.
Well done son!