4th September 2006
MATURE STUDENT GRADUATES WITH DISTINCTION
Mature student Lorna Richards has been awarded the highest possible grade for her Masters in Human Resource Management despite deciding to go back to university after a 23 year break from education.
Lorna aged 44 from
Having reservations about going back to a classroom environment
Lorna initially decided to undertake a Higher National Diploma (HND) in
Business Studies at the
This was when Lorna first discovered her passion for
teaching: “Whilst studying for my degree I was given the opportunity to do some
“I applied to join the three year part-time MSc Human Resource Management programme as I thought I could use some of the skills I had gained whilst working for BT. At the same time I completed a two-year part-time post graduate certificate in Education. This meant juggling a Masters degree with a teaching qualification and work.
“I also had a household to run; which was only done with the continuous help from my husband with the chores, shopping and cooking to name but a few! In fact, this qualification would not have happened without him!
“In fact my
MSc in HRM has already opened doors and I have secured a permanent part-time
Management and Leadership Lecturer Jennifer Johnson said: “Lorna achieved a distinction in her Masters degree - one of only three that was awarded. Lorna is an excellent example of what hard work and dedication can achieve at any stage in life.”
Lorna will graduate at Lincoln Cathedral on 12th September at 7.30pm.
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