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A female former bricklayer from Bispham, near Blackpool has graduated from Edge Hill University with first class honours in BSc Nutrition and Health.

Razelle Lomax said: “When I injured my hand and arm, I decided it was time for a career change from bricklaying!

“I have always had an interest in nutrition and health, and was told that the degree in this area at Edge Hill had an excellent reputation. After attending an open day at the University I became even keener to join the course.”

As well as first class honours, Razelle received a prize for the joint highest dissertation mark in her faculty, along with Child Health and Wellbeing students Farhana Kotwal and Demi Wellington.

Razelle added: “I found the lectures extremely interesting and relevant and this helped me achieve good grades and a high mark in my final dissertation. As part of my course I also had the opportunity to carry out a 21-day work placement in Sardinia, this was a fantastic experience and I think all students would benefit greatly from opportunities like this.

“The support I received during the three years of study was excellent which enabled me to gain confidence in all aspects of my learning needs.

“The course I studied has given me the skills and knowledge required to be confident in my own abilities to enter the workplace or continue with further education.”