Laura Brindley, Biomedical Science BSc

Coventry University

Laura was told to give up on education when she fell pregnant at 18. But she overcame the odds as a young single parent to succeed at university.  She enrolled at CU Coventry on a foundation course in healthcare just weeks after giving birth to gain the qualifications she needed to study for a full biomedical science degree while caring for her son Tyler.

During a work placement with Nemaura Pharma Ltd she came up with a new medical device to help people with chronic illness. Laura won The ‘Woman Who…Rising Star in Further Education’ award for her innovative idea.

She is also working on setting up a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers society for women at Coventry University.

It was a challenge but I’m glad I chose to continue my education. Now I can fulfil my dreams by applying science to innovation in disease treatment and medication. – Laura Brindley

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