Celebrating student mums at London Met – An interview with Amira

In the run-up to Mother's Day 2019 we wanted to celebrate some of the student mums we have studying at London Met. In the third interview, we speak to mum-of-five, Amira Choudhury.

We spoke to Education Studies student, Amira Choudhury, about what it’s like being a mother and a student at the same time.

How do you juggle being both a mother and a student?

Coming to London Met, I was able to do that because of the opportunies and support that the University and my lecturers gave me during my studies. I think that without that it would have been impossible for me to reach even my final year. I also think having a job at the University really helps for me to be able to provide for them financially as well as being able to study at the same time.

What is your proudest moment at university so far?

I think the proudest moment for me has been making it to my final year. I started at London Met as a foundation student and there was that doubt in my head that I may not make it. Having all of my children under the age of five I always doubted myself a little bit but having the support from the University and from the academic mentors helped. I think it is a big achievement to be where I am now.

What advice would you give to mothers who are about to start university?

They should have a structure in place. I think when you have a structure in place for yourself and for your children you'll be able to make it through those hard times of meeting deadlines for assignments and being able to juggle children, work and studying.

Can you sum up your university experience in one word?

Amazing. 

"Having all of my children under the age of five I always doubted myself a little bit but having the support from the University and from the academic mentors helped. I think it is a big achievement to be where I am now."

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