150 personal stories of how university changed lives


Cover: Trentham Books

This is Professor Mary Stuart’s book about the history of higher education in the UK.  The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln used real-life personal experiences from those who were the first people in their family to go to University. Mary said “I have tried to illustrate how higher education can and does transform the life chances of individual people from the humblest of backgrounds.”

The book titled ‘Social Mobility and Higher Education: The life experiences of first generation entrants in higher education is a culmination of a research project.  It features autobiographical accounts from 150 people about how getting a degree changed their life chances.   Continue reading

Perseverance Pays off for Promising Producer Graduate

ERIKA BUTCHER graduated in 2011, with a Degree in Media Production and a prize for best student in a producer role.

Erika, said in 2011
“I originally worked in a theatre, but moved over to admin to pay bills. I tried to get back into the creative side of things, but it was so difficult without prior film experience. I came to University to further my career.”

You can see one of her final year films “Off the Beaten Track” here

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