Alexandra overcomes her dyslexia to earn masters degree

PUBLISHED: 12:59 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:59 02 August 2018

Alexandra Pyle graduated with a masters degree from Cardiff University.

Alexandra Pyle graduated with a masters degree from Cardiff University.


A mature student with dyslexia says it is never too late to change careers after graduating from university with a masters degree.

Alexandra Pyle, 58, who grew up in Sidmouth, studied wound healing and tissue repair at Cardiff University after starting her nursing career in her forties.

The former managing partner found out she had dyslexia while studying at Plymouth but did not let it affect her studies.

She moved to Cardiff to work at the hospital, which is where she decided to begin her masters, after discovering there was a gap in knowledge about a rare ulcerative condition.

Alexandra said: “This is a really proud moment for me. I’m proof that if you put your mind to something, it can be achieved.

“It was actually a relief when I was diagnosed.

“It made me all the more determined to prove myself.

“I’ve loved studying. The most satisfying aspect is being able to help patients with my newly found knowledge.”

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