Former Access to Higher Education Learner Achieves First-class Honours Degree in Midwifery
Mother of two and former Body Shop manager, Julia Fivash-Henderson from North Wales, graduated from Bangor University with a first-class honours degree in Midwifery after successfully gaining an Access to Higher Education Diploma in health science.
Julia Fivash-Henderson left school at 17 due to ill health. She had given up all hope of ever going to university.
Once fully recuperated, Julia secured a position as a shop assistant at the local Body Shop.
Over the years, Julia worked her way up the ranks from shop assistant to store manager, got married and settled into family life.
In 2003, after the birth of her first child, Julia applied for place on an Access course but soon after discovered she was pregnant with her second child.
Wanting to provide her new baby with the same start in life as her daughter, Julia postponed her place on the course until both her children were at school.