Penallt OAP, 72, is awarded her degree
4:10pm Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
72-year-old Wendy Boycott with husband Bryn and daughter Sian receiving her degree . Picture by Mission Photography
A 72-YEAR-OLD mature student was among the people receiving degrees and honorary fellowships at the University of Wales, Newport.
Wendy Boycott, 72, from Penallt in Monmouthshire, received her BA (Hons) in religious studies and philosophy after six years of parttime study at the Caerleon campus. “Retirement was boring so my daughter persuaded me to take the course on,” said Wendy, who kept The Bush Inn in Penallt for 12 years before retiring. same course and is now a teacher. I didn’t go to university when I was younger and always regretted it.”
Meanwhile, a baby born three weeks premature was the centre of attention at his dad’s graduation ceremony.
Proud dad Robin Sharp was delighted his son made it to the event on Thursday, and grandmother Sheridan Sharp even made a matching baby-sized gown and mortarboard for Jaxon to show off.
Mr Sharp, 30, from Chepstow, gained an HND and 2:1 BA in business and management, despite having left school at 15.