Caring Sheffield student defies the odds to land dream degree
A Sheffield student has landed a place on his dream degree '“ despite being a carer for his mum and struggling with dyslexia.
Chris Hulme, a pupil at King Ecgbert School, in Dore, has been accepted at Nottingham University to study to become a vet.
But it has not been an easy ride for the 18-year-old, who struggles to overcome his dyslexia.
And if that wasn’t enough, Chris is also a carer for his mum, who suffers from Chromes Disease and Osteoporosis – and he has three kidneys.
Chris, who got two B grades and one C in A-level biology, chemistry and maths respectively, said he had to be very strict with his time in order to study hard enough for the exams.
He said: “It’s been difficult at times.
“The way I’ve managed is by being really disciplined and sticking to a rota.
“Whenever my mum was poorly I would look after her and then find time for my studies either at night or first thing in the morning.
Chris, who moonlights as a magician, said he was ‘delighted’ to land a place at Nottingham University.
He said: “I’m really excited to start my studies, it would be a dream job for me.”
Headteacher Lesley Bowes said: “I am proud of all of my students.
“But Chris really has defied the odds to achieve excellent success.
“He really is an inspiration to us all.”
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