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Melanie

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EDUCATIONAL SUCESS

NETWORKS

MONEY MANGEMENT

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THE BASICS

Sex:

FEMALE

Location:

NI

Interview age:

16 - 21

Class:

MC

Ethnicity:

WHITE

Melanie grew up in a middle class family, the youngest of five siblings. Education was valued within her family as the route to a successful career and she attained good grades at secondary school, eventually progressing to university where she completed her degree in creative arts. She attended an English university, but did not particularly enjoy living in England. Coming from a very close family and community she felt lonely and homesick at times.  These feelings were compounded by family bereavements that occurred during her years at college.  Melanie embarked on a long- term relationship with a young man from Northern Ireland while still at school and they both made regular trips across the sea to maintain this relationship.  Her family held a strong work ethic, and Melanie always held a part time job. She also volunteered in her local youth centre and joined the cadets as a teenager, working her way up through the ranks. With other members in her family, she enjoyed a number of sport and leisure interests, including cycling, cars, and sailing. Her social network, while ‘niche’ in some ways, was also quite extensive. She maintained contact with school teachers and college tutors who supported her in different ways throughout her university life. At last interview, Melanie wanted to return to Northern Ireland, find a secure job and settle down with her partner.

 

 

Melanie's Data

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INTERVIEWS

(transcript, audio tape, mp3 file)

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Date

Age

Interviewer

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2.

15/01/98

16

SMG

3.

05/07/99

17

SMG

4.

16/03/01

18

SMG

5.

09/04/03

20

SMG

6.

08/09/04

21

SMG

OTHER DATA

 

 

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