A determined Halifax woman has battled adversity to fulfil her ambition of entering a rewarding career.
Sheree Hatton, 24, left school after completing her GCSEs to become a carer for her mother at home, but with a desire to become a forensic psychologist, taught herself A-levels in psychology and law whilst working full-time.
Sheree is now studying a BSc degree in Psychology online from home with University of Derby Online Learning, as well as expecting a baby.
Sheree said: “Once I completed my GCSEs I became a young carer for my mum. I also had to work full-time and once I’d got into a job and was settled I decided to teach myself my A-Levels out of a book.
“I think I probably had more motivation to complete these courses as I was doing them off my own back. So after getting my results I thought, I’ve done my A-Levels, why don’t I try a degree.
“I had always had an interest in psychology so I had a look around to see what was available online as I couldn’t afford to give up working and physically go to university.”
Sheree has now reached the second year of her degree and is considering studying a Masters degree when she completes her course.