Self-doubt held me back for years - now I help others shine
“Self-doubt was a really big thing for me.”
Lisa left school at 16 after having a baby, but decided to go back to university to study for a degree at 40. Find out how she went from self-doubt to being a proud master’s graduate and an inspiration to others.
Lisa left school at 16 and had a baby shortly after. She felt she had lost her identity, until she met a tutor at the school gate twenty years later, who invited her to a community education course.
She completed a Level 1 in Returning to Work and Social Care and a Level 2 in Helping in Schools. After that, someone suggested she did a degree, but she felt that wasn’t an option for her.
She overcame this self-doubt with the encouragement of others to complete a degree in social and political studies and then got her masters degree at 40.
Lisa now works as a recruitment outreach officer, supporting adult students returning to education. She is helping others break down their own barriers to education and has found new confidence in herself.