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