Family affair for mother-daughter law duo
17 July 2015
A mother and daughter from Cwmbran thought to be the first in Cardiff University’s history to have studied the same degree at the same time have been celebrating during graduation this week.
Jane Heard, 47, enrolled on Bachelor of Law in 2012 and her daughter, Chloe Walkley, 20, followed suit in 2013.
Following three years of study, Jane has this week graduated, one year ahead of her daughter.
Jane said: “I always had a keen interest in law but did not have the opportunity to go to University when I finished school. But I had, among other things, worked as a legal secretary so had a good insight into life in a legal firm.
“Once my children were in secondary school, I enrolled with the Open University and studied law for four years part-time while working in human resources. But life threw some obstacles in the way and I had to postpone my studies.
“I eventually enrolled again at Cardiff University in 2012, and have continued working in human resources alongside my degree.”