Student’s commitment and work commended
A MATURE student from Chesham has secured both a degree and an academic prize for outstanding achievement.
Sally Rouse, who has worked at St Mary’s PreSchool in Chesham since 2010, is the recipient of an Early Years Practice Foundation Degree and an Outstanding Achievement Award after graduating from Buckinghamshire New University.
Mrs Rouse said: “My time at Bucks New University has given me greater inner confidence and it’s been a fantastic opportunity.
“The breadth of information provided in lectures and working with my fellow students has made a real difference to the way I approach my work with pre-school children which I find immensely rewarding. I was thrilled to be awarded an academic prize.
“Everyone at St Mary’s Pre-School in Chesham has been so supportive and encouraging. I have a long association with the setting and am proud to be using the skills I’ve learned at Bucks New University.
“I want to thank my husband, Matthew and my children, Lucy and Thomas, for their support.
“University has been a learning process for us all and juggling my family and studying hasn’t always been easy but I’m delighted to have completed the course. I’m looking forward to continuing my studies – there’s so much I still want to learn.”
Sue West, Dean of the Faculty of Society & Health at Buckinghamshire New University, said: “Congratulations to Sally on her achievement.
“I am delighted that Sally has received this award which recognises her hard work and commitment during her studies at Bucks New University. I wish Sally all the very best for the future.”