“I Put My Story Out There Not Because I’m Bored But To Humbly Encourage Someone Out There Not To Lose Hope” – Opeyemi Tiffany Ehimiaghe Shares Her Inspiring Story


Via twitter.com/tiffany_ehi

When Opeyemi tweeted about graduating despite all odds, many did not know that her story was more than her tweet.

She lost her mom to a brain tumor in her final year, her dad had died in 2007 and with a heart condition herself, Opeyemi had to be living near a hospital in case anything happened.

Yet, she graduated with a first-class degree in Law, from the University of Lancaster and aims to do her Ph.D.

In a chat with MYSCIENCE, Opeyemi Tiffany Ehimiaghe shares her story and the help she received from siblings, extended family, academic staff, friends, and well-wishers, without which, she couldn’t have finished her course.


It’s been one of the toughest years of my life. I lost my mom – my only surviving parent – my family had to come together to pay my final year school fees following the scarcity of foreign exchange and the recession in Nigeria. Also, I had to work to support my living expense and my other day-to-day cost.

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I was working three shifts which were very inconvenient for my studies but I had no choice… However, I quit the jobs because I could not keep up with it.

My friends here at Lancaster helped me out financially following my mom’s demise and I really couldn’t have done it without their help.

I want to say a big thank you to all the people who have made a huge contribution to my life. I don’t know what I would have done without the help of as well as academics like Professor James Sweeney and Phil Lawton.

My life has worked out perfectly thanks to the help and support I received at university.




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