A ENTERPRISING student who has bagged a place at one of the world’s leading universities is helping to fund her place through the sale of bags and T-shirts.

Hannah Gaffey, who grew up in Horwich, was delighted when Cambridge University offered her a place to study a MPhil in education, international globalisation and international development. But the reality of the living and studying there soon hit home.

Although she will receive a student loan of £10,906 it won’t cover the course fees of £11,460 or the living costs, estimated at £11,775.

“I left Queen Mary’s in London £55,000 in debt and do not want to add to that anymore than I have to. I have so far sold 85 T-shirts and my friends have set up a gofundme page,” said Hannah.

The bags and T-shirts feature the nine women who have inspired Hannah throughout her life and illustrated by @wheelygooddoodles.

Hannah, who achieved a First Class degree in English language and linguistics, has an interest in education and its links with development, both at home and abroad.

“It was fantastic to find out I had been accepted because of the work I have done and the application and now I am looking at ways of raising money but it can be draining.”

But says Hannah she is definitely going to take up place at the university in October.

To buy a T-shirt visit https://www.weareprintsocial.com/campaigns/teesforfees or doante at GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/hannahsmastersfund