Homeless student manages to bag place on Cambridge law degree

A homeless student has been accepted to study law at Cambridge University.

The Independent reported that Jacob Lewis, from Wales, slept on friends’ sofas and sometimes spent 12 hours a day in the library at Coleg y Cymoedd further education college in Aberdare, while taking his A-levels. He eventually achieved four A*s, including full marks in history and law.

The 22-year-old originally dropped out of school at 17 and worked for three years before returning as a mature student. Lewis is the first in his family to attend university.

As A level results were released this morning, places on law degrees were still available at universities including Manchester, Sheffield and Southampton.

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