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I became an IT consultant after a career change

At the age of 30, I decided to change my career path entirely and train as an IT technician apprentice. I had spent many years...

We need to show girls that STEM can be for them

Getting young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) is a big focus of Jane Moody's role as Chief Inspiration Officer at Drift...

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How I became a wallpaper designer

I started selling my own work alongside full-time day jobs as soon as I graduated in 2013. By 2016 I was able to go...

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Millie Anderson: How I got into golf and why it isn’t an old man’s game

I’ve always grown up with golf in my life but started playing it properly about 12 years ago. What first got you interested in the...

Archery: What it’s like to compete at the top-level

Archery is a sport where repetition is so important, so a lot of my training is just shooting loads of arrows to get my...

Pageants and rugby: Miss Brighton 2021 on tackling stereotypes and doing what makes you happy

Danielle Evans didn’t have the easiest start in life: she was born at 26 weeks with a five per cent chance of survival. But...

Why I became a personal trainer

I have been in the fitness industry now for 10 years, starting as an apprentice in a little tennis club while at college where...

The impact of the 50-year ban on women’s football

Lewes FC, the only semi-professional or professional club in the world to pay it’s men’s and women’s teams equally, has today released a film...

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After recognising the physical and mental symptoms of stress from burning out at work, Cath Brown and Kath Ferguson met up regularly for a...

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