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 second interview, we speak to mum-of-two, Stacey Van-Rossum.
We spoke to Community Development and Leadership student, Stacey Van-Rossum 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?
I am 32 years old now, so it did worry me slightly. Obviously, where I've been out of education for 16 years, it did scare me coming back and getting back into the routine of learning. It was a bit daunting at first, but I've been here for six months now and it's one of the best things I've ever done.
What is your proudest moment at university so far?
I think my proudest moment was bringing my kids down to the University so that they could see what I've been getting up to and why I've not been spending as much time with them because I've been doing coursework and other things. It's just given my kids the incentive to do better and strive for higher education.
What advice would you give to mothers who are about to start university?
I wouldn't hold back! They've helped me with so much. I have dyslexia and a disability and the University have been able to help me with that. Everything that was worrying me about starting university, they've supported me with 110 percent.
Can you sum up your university experience in one word?