Graduating with honours

Posted on: 6th August 2014

Chloe graduates with a first class degree and is voted ‘Best Undergraduate English Student in England 2014’

At the start of her second year at Northumbria University, Chloe Courty was driving to a friend’s house when another driver crashed into her, leaving Chloe with a brain injury and several broken bones in her legs and pelvis. Chloe was put into an induced coma for two days and underwent a number of operations, remaining in hospital for a month while she recovered. She was wheelchair bound for four months after being discharged from hospital and then she had to go through the process of learning to walk again.

Back in the community, Chloe was determined to get back to her English Language degree. After three months of intensive rehabilitation she went back to university and with continued support from her case manager, Clare Dowling, Chloe has now completed her degree with first class honours and a ‘Best Undergraduate English Student’ award to boot.

“Chloe was a delight to work with,” says Clare, “she was really dedicated to her studies and so deserves this amazing result.”

Since graduating, Chloe has been planning a three month trip to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand with a friend. She wants to become a teacher and hopes to start a PGSE in September this year.