My name is Sophia Pryce. I’ve just done a
two year foundation degree in Perioperative Science. It was something I never thought
I’d ever do – to be graduating. I was told, on a Monday I was told I’d be going to university
on the Wednesday so I was like “oh right, OK” – so I went along and then came back and
I was thinking “Oh I don’t know if this for me” because I don’t, obviously I have three
children so I was thinking I don’t know if I’d be able to cope with the two year assignments.
But I went along with it, carried on, I just felt as though I was on a rollercoaster for
two years. But I’m so glad I’ve done it now. It’s paid, it’s part-time, so you’re going to university
one day a week. With family, I felt it was better and obviously I’m being paid – so it
wasn’t a financial burden on the family. It was a good way for me. I thought in the beginning,
having assignments and things, but I seem to have balanced my work and family and assignments.
It worked very well.