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Parent/Carer Ambassador



I’m Stuart and I live in Ipswich and I have one son, Joshua, who began his studies in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at St. Andrews University, Scotland in 2018. Bachelor courses in Scotland are normally four years. Now in the second year he is specialising in Mathematics.

I grew up in a council estate and started work at sixteen and no-one from my side of the family had gone to university until Joshua. We supported our son throughout the university application process, visiting nine different institutions to help ensure the right choice. We continue support him in whatever way we can. The whole process can be very daunting and I want to help families who are in a similar position.

Now retired, I worked for Colchester Borough Council (finance) and previously Eastern Electricity (finance and ICT). I enjoy watching the sports I use to play and all things steam.