Cheryl Hedges

Cheryl Hedges

Cheryl Hedges is an ex-university lecturer in Education Studies. Prior to that she had taught and led in secondary, post 16 education for over 25 years, and in addition acted as an advisor to secondary headteachers on curriculum provision. She completed an MA in Sociology of Education at Warwick University in 1995. She is currently undertaking an EdD inspired by the stories of working-class women, their hopes, aspirations and determination to return to study, mirroring much of her own life.

Clever but not posh

My research indicates that working class adult women in HE, via Access to HE programmes, often have several attempts at completing their further and/or higher education. Working class adult women attribute their final success to a number of factors, two of which will be the focus of this presentation, based…

Conference Paper

When you find your study buddy, hold onto them tight!

Gemma communicating online with Cheryl

Studying in the time of a pandemic This post explores how the current public health pandemic brought with it, mixed blessings and a unique opportunity for two Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) students as they developed a new way of working. For Gemma, it coincided with a major life change…

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