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.”


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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.

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