London, July 2: You might want to say hats off to a determined British woman who wrote her final graduation exams from a hospital bed, just 28 hours after giving birth to her first child – and secured top marks.
Isobel Cohen, 33, graduated with a first class honours degree in English from Cambridge University’s Lucy Cavendish College – despite sitting her final exams in a hospital bed, Daily Mail reported.
The talented student took on both challenges within mere hours of the other and triumphed.
Hours after giving birth May 23, Cohen left baby Beatrice in the capable hands of neonatal nurses in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Cambridge.
She then sat her practical criticism paper in her dressing gown and slippers, completing her Shakespeare and Greek tragedies exam the next day in the hospital.
Despite the exhaustion of labour and the final weeks of her pregnancy, the woman who was determined to finish the degree even after she learned of her unplanned pregnancy came through the rigorous exams with top marks.
The new mother said: “I was absolutely terrified when I became pregnant, but I was fixed on going on with my degree.”