Story Topic: Education

Getting a degree as a single parent

Posted 1 February 2018

When she became a single parent at 24, Aileen was faced with a tough decision – take any job to get by, or study and strive to achieve her dream? Read about Aileen’s journey as...

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Homeschooling my son

Posted 3 October 2017

Remi lives in London with her son Raphael, 15. She and her husband had a privileged life, employing a nanny and sending Raphael to private school. However, after their marriage broke down things changed dramatically...

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Studying with three girls

Posted 3 October 2017

Janine is bringing up her three daughters on her own. She has been a single mum for two years. Single parents are not lazy! How could anyone think we are? It is a tiring job with...

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From redundancy to science teacher

Posted 3 October 2017

Kerri has been a single parent to her daughter, Ellie, for almost eight years. After time on income support following redundancy, and struggling to find the part-time job she needed, Kerri decided to retrain and...

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Full time work, study and motherhood

Posted 3 October 2017

Naomi is 34 and a single mum to six year-old Tobey. She recently made the decision to complete a PGCE in higher education while working full time and raising her son. Splitting up Tobey’s dad and I...

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