By Annie Dabb •
Published: 18 Aug 2022 • 11:47
Image - durham: Gail Johnson/shutterstock
Smith will be beginning a degree in law at Durham university in September of this year after spending the two years of her A Level studies working “three jobs to make ends meet” and bouncing from “sofa to sleeping bag”.
In a tweet she posted early this morning, Samantha wrote that “life does get better” with a photo of herself looking pleased in front of her university’s department and a copy of the letter confirming her homeless status which makes her “eligible for assistance”.
Commenters on the post offer their congratulations for the budding lawyer, with @KernowFlow calling her “an inspiration to everyone”, and @ArchibaldLenar1 commending her perseverance as “it’s all too easy to give up when it gets too hard”.
Anti-tory twitter account @KevinTurbeyRIP turned to politics in the post’s comments to question why the Conservatives had allowed a 16 year old like Samantha to be in such a difficult position throughout her studies. Twitter account @MrsPdoff also shared her own similar experiences to emphasise that conditions haven’t improved since 1988.
Smith is one of many young people today who will be opening A Level results which will guarantee whether they’ve been accepted onto university degree courses and determine their futures.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
From Newcastle originally, Annie is based in Manchester and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
Got a story you want to share? Then get in touch at email@example.com
Well done Samantha. I wish you the very best. Durham is a, beautiful city.
Comments are closed.
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.