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Mum celebrates after three challenging years

Through hard work and determination, a mother of four will be graduating this week in BA Health and Social Care.

Beverly Price, from Amlwch, gave up work to raise four children, one which has mild autism and another with visual impairments.  She enrolled on a course at Coleg Menai, and her tutors encouraged her to think about studying for a degree at Bangor University.

Beverly, 38, said: “When my youngest child began school full time, I thought it was time to go back into education. I wanted to show my children that it’s never too late to learn. This is when my six year journey began.

“Bangor was close to home meaning I could balance family and university life far easier. But being a full time mother, carer and wife with all four children having hobbies at a national level, it was sometimes a lot to handle!

“In my first year my son and daughter were in and out of hospital and during my second year, a very close member of my family passed away, but the support the school gave me spurred me to carry on.“

To add to her struggles, Beverly found the work very challenging at times due to her dyslexia.

“Without the level of support I received from the Miles Dyslexia Centre and the Social Sciences tutors and administrators I’d not be graduating with a high 2:1 this year. They have been amazing!  My journey hasn’t been an easy one from starting at Coleg Menai to Bangor University, but I’ve made some friends for life, taught my children that if you work hard you will get there. It’s all about balance. “

Beverly will be taking a year away from studying in order to save up enough money to do a Master’s degree.

Publication date: 9 July 2014