Higher Level and Distance Learning
Graduation Proves Anything Is Possible
Claire has proved that a custodial sentence is no barrier to achievement and change after graduating with a Humanities Degree from the Open University while at HMP/YOI Low Newton.
Claire, who is the first student from HMP/YOI Low Newton to have graduated with an OU degree, is supported by the education team and prison staff at the establishment in Durham, along with her OU Tutor, Jon Stoddard.
Claire, whose family attended her graduation ceremony, has been an inspiration to many of her peers at the prison, and her success has motivated some to consider different learning opportunities during their time in custody.