Lydia Jackson

Ossett Academy, West Yorkshire 
English student at the University of Leeds

Lydia is from Ossett, a small town in one of the country’s major social-mobility cold spots.

She says: “I left captivated by a subject more than I thought possible. Something I don’t think can be taught, but rather inspired through teaching. The only thank you left is that addressed to the Institute, simply because you’ve changed the way I view myself, my future and my love for literature. I’ll never forget a moment of it.”