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Determination brings success for Sociology and Communication graduate

Jennah Evans achieved her dream of a first-class honours degree despite financial hardship, graduating in Sociology and Communication.

Over the three years of her degree, she juggled a range of jobs to support herself financially, including data inputting and serving ice cream. Despite this, driven student Jennah not only achieved top grades for her degree, she also learned to speak Spanish at the same time, securing a £300 bursary from the University to travel to Spain for a 10 day research project.

She said: “I am incredibly proud to have achieved a first-class degree and have received a great amount of support from my family over the last few years. It was unexpected but I’ve worked hard and it has obviously paid off. I wanted to be as active with the University as possible and learning Spanish has brought a whole new dimension to my experience at UCLan.

“My degree has provided me with many opportunities and I’ll continue to work hard and give my all. I’m particularly interested in researching how as a country we cope with an increasingly aging population. Sociology encompasses such a wide range of skills and it’s a subject that I find fascinating.”