Cal­cu­lated suc­cess for marvel­lous mum Lynn

Col­lege grad­u­a­tion

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunt­ing

A num­ber- crunch­ing Chapel­hall mum is re­al­is­ing her dream of a ca­reer in ac­count­ing af­ter grad­u­at­ing from New Col­lege La­nark­shire.

Lynn Leg­gat over­came per­sonal tragedy to se­cure an HND in ac­count­ing and was cheered on by sons, Dean, 21, and Jay, 15, at the col­lege’s glit­ter­ing award cer­e­mony in Glas­gow Royal Con­cert Hall.

Hav­ing lost her hus­band to can­cer when he was just 32, Lynn raised her chil­dren on her own and made the de­ci­sion to en­rol in a part-time course at the col­lege’s Coat­bridge cam­pus.

It be­came a fam­ily ef­fort as she and son Dean, who now works in IT, were in the same HNC ac­count­ing class for a year.

Lynn, 47, said: “I am so proud of what my sons have achieved, so I felt it was my turn to make some­thing of my­self.

“Dean and I worked as a team – he was good at spread­sheets and I was good at pay­roll.

“But he de­cided to go down a com­put­ing path as he had stud­ied that the year be­fore.

“Af­ter fin­ish­ing my part-time HNC, I de­cided to give up my job and study full-time for the HND, which was a big de­ci­sion as I had a good ca­reer with a lo­cal GP prac­tice.”

In her twen­ties, Lynn had worked in an ac­coun­tancy firm but had to give up her job to care for her hus­band.

She lat­terly worked in other ad­min­is­tra­tive jobs but al­ways dreamed of re­turn­ing to ac­coun­tancy, and has set her sights on set­ting up her own busi­ness.

She added: “I am now study­ing for a de­gree in ac­count­ing at the Univer­sity of the West of Scot­land, which is taught at the Coat­bridge cam­pus of New Col­lege La­nark­shire, and I have re­alised giv­ing up my job was the right de­ci­sion.”

Fam­ily af­fair Lynn and son Dean, 21, were in the same HNC ac­count­ing col­lege class for a year

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.