Degrees and dummies: the reality of life as a student mum

UK“One of the first things drilled into you at university is to never miss a deadline. But when your son develops a rash that rapidly starts to cover his tiny body, and the doctor suspects scarlatina, handing in coursework is the last thing on your mind. I had to deal with incidents such as this because, unlike my university classmates, I was a mum at 18, and when I set off to study at Leeds, I took my ten-month-old son with me …” (more)

[Camilla Chafer, Times, 29 September]

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