7th August 2006
MATURE STUDENTS ARE CLEARLY A SUCCESS
driver Steve Harris and his partner Sharon Dunks from
Steve (36) whose has five children from a previous marriage and Sharon (36) who had two children from her previous relationship decided to do a degree following the death of Sharon’s daughter.
In 2004 Lizzie aged nine was diagnosed with leukaemia and tragically died a year later after losing her battle with the disease. According to Steve her death was a life-changing experience for the whole family.
“We’d spent a year nursing Lizzie and then trying to come to terms with her death which was a tough time especially for Sharon and her sister Becky,” said Steve. “Having witnessed how quickly life can be taken away Sharon and I decided to do something we really wanted to do instead of what we thought we should be doing.
“We had a
look at through the
“We’re both 36 and didn’t have the standard entry qualifications so it was quite a nerve wracking experience. We were so desperate to get our lives back in order and it felt like a lifetime between making the initial phone call and being offered a place. However the whole process only took about five weeks.
“I am now
studying for a degree in Conservation Biology (Animal Behaviour) whilst
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