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From offending to Oxford: my second chance

For Kirstie, growing up was pretty hard. Unsupported and in a toxic relationship, frustration and violence took over her life.

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“I lost 20 years of my life to drugs. Now I’m an award-winning student.”

For years, no one saw Lucy as Lucy. It was ‘Lucy the junkie’. She’s now an award-winning student embracing life as a scholar and a grandma!

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“I used to think I was the only one having these problems”

Expelled from school at 13, and in and out of the justice system, Jenny took her second chance and changed her life for the better.