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Carly Parfitt

A student from Chesterfield in celebrating after achieving First Class Honours in her degree.

Carly Parfitt, a former student at Tupton Hall School and Sixth Form, has just completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy at the University of Worcester.

The 21-year-old said: “I am absolutely over the moon. Whenever anyone asks me how I did at university I am always in shock to say that I have a First Class Honours degree. In my first and second year I had never even thought it was possible for me to get a First. In my third year, after talking to my tutors and going through my previous results, I knew it was possible but I would have to really settle down and focus for the year. It makes all of the melt downs and stressful months whilst studying worth it now and this is definitely the biggest accomplishment of my life so far.”

Carly, a member of The Society of Sports Therapists (MSST), is hoping to start her own business in the coming years. She has just started a job at Derby County Football Club doing pitch-side work for the academy.

She said: “The placement module on my degree has increased my confidence as a person as well as a Sports Therapist and helped bring all of the theory I had learnt during my degree into perspective. I feel very confident as a member of the Society of Sports Therapists now and this is due to this double module.”

The University of Worcester’s Sports Therapy degree is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists.

Carly will graduate during a ceremony at Worcester Cathedral in November.

“I would like to thank everyone at the University of Worcester who helped me achieve this fantastic qualification and supported me throughout,” she said. “All of the long hours of revision were worth it and I am excited for Graduation. A massive thank you to all of the people at home who supported me throughout my degree too, especially my mum and dad; I would have never have survived at university without you.”