Seaton secretary’s Open University success

Lyme carnival committee chairman puts the past behind her to gain history degree

A SEATON secretary who failed her GCSE history examination has just achieved a great ambition in winning a degree from the Open University.

Teresa Evemy slotted study periods into her extremely busy lifestyle for eight years before hearing this week that her efforts merited a 2-2 honours degree in classical history.

“It is a great feeling,” she said. “I have been interested in history, especially Greek and Roman, from primary school, and now I am considering going on to take a Master’s degree.

“The Open University is marvellous because it enables people to study their chosen subjects at any time in life and at their own pace.”

Teresa, who lives in Lyme Regis and who went to The Woodroffe School, is a legal secretary working for a Seaton firm.

She has many interests, including lace making, and she plays an active role in the life of the community.

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She is the long-serving chairman of the regatta and carnival committee and the treasurer of the football club, which is nearing completion of a major improvement scheme at the Davey Fort ground.