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Brenda

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TRAVEL AND MOBILITY

EXTRA CURRICULAR

SUPPORTED AMBITION

SOCIAL NETWORKS

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THE BASICS

Sex:

Female

Location:

NI

Interview age:

15 - 21

Class:

MC

Ethnicity:

White 

Brenda’s journey from school to college and beyond has been fairly straightforward and as planned. Her middle class background has provided her with a well supported and well resourced education, lots of extra curricular activities, plenty of travel opportunities and connections with, and introductions to, a wide and interesting  network of people. As an ambitious and determined young woman Brenda capitalised on all opportunities and chances that came her way. She applied a focused approach to her educational journey and career plans, and did not get distracted by or involved in a local social scene growing up. Much of her socialising involved family. Family are important to her and she is close to her parents and siblings, she also has strong connections with her extended family. She has a number of relatives living in different parts of the world, and her fairly extensive travel history to date has included trips to visit them. Her parents are happy to support her through university, and she is not expected to get part time work. She aspires to a professional career in law and hopes to set up her own practice, hopes to get married and have children. She has not kept close contact with her school friends but has become close to a new set of university friends with whom she has more in common with.

 

 

Brenda's Data

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INTERVIEWS

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Date

Age

Interviewer

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2.

13/05/99

15

SMG

3.

02/03/00

16

SMG

4.

08/05/01

17

SMG

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21/12/04

21

SMG

OTHER DATA