Degrees of Success

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Date posted: 27 January 2011

There was special reason for Sally Hall and Carol Brazier to cheer their graduation success this year.

Both students were successful in clinching scholarship places for the chance to study for a degree at Derby as part of the University of Derby and Derby Telegraph Degrees of Success competition which was launched in 2006.

Sally, 32, graduated with First Class Honours in BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, and is one step closer to realising her ambition to become a teacher.

The then mother of two applied for the 2007 Degrees of Success competition and said: "I didn't expect to get an interview but was delighted to be shortlisted and go on to secure the place. My family have been really supportive and I wanted to make the most of this special opportunity which I received from the University and the Derby Telegraph."

Sally, from Chantry Close, Mickleover, balanced work with being a mum to Kate, 9, and George, 6,and studying full-time, and has also recently celebrated the birth of her third child, William, who is just a few weeks old. She was at the Awards Ceremonies on 22 January with husband Tom and mum Susan.

Sally is also set to embark on a PGCE course at the University this coming September and is also a teaching assistant at Melbourne Infants School in Derby.

Meanwhile Carol Brazier graduated with a 2:2 degree in Visual Communication (Illustration) having successfully applied for a scholarship in the 2006 Degrees of Success competition. Carol has recently moved from her home in Riddings Street, Derby to Lincoln.

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