Swansea University Student Scoops Prestigious Award

On Wednesday June 5th, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law student, Andrea Garvey, was named winner of the ‘Life Changing & Progression Award’ at the Learning and Work Institute 2019 Inspire! Awards.

The Inspire! Awards are hosted each year ahead of Adult Learners’ Week and are coordinated by the Learning and Work Institute, with support from the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund. They acknowledge individuals who have shown outstanding passion, commitment and drive to improve themselves, their community or workplace through learning.

Andrea took the Life Change and Progression award, as one of 12 winners who were recognised in a ceremony at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff last night.

The single mum-of-three from Port Talbot, suffered severe anxiety attacks, depression and a devastating bereavement as she studied full-time to follow her childhood ambition of becoming a lawyer. Against the odds, she obtained a qualifying law degree at the age of fifty one, graduating with an LLB in Law in 2018, thirty five years after leaving school with no qualifications.

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