Day 284- Nicole, 22, Glasgow

I am studying my degree in social work but work part time as a support worker for adults and children with learning disabilities.

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Which young Scot inspires you?
The young Scots who inspire me are the children I support. They face hardships in their daily lives but do not let that get in their way or stop them from having fun!

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Definitely the people. Scottish people are always so friendly. Another great thing about Scotland is education, I wouldn’t be able to get my dream job without the free education.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would want the younger generations to be given more of a chance, and not to be stereo-typed as there are plenty of young people aiming to make a difference.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement would be getting into university. I never thought I would as I left school without the right qualifications.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
Working with people with additional support needs has really opened my eyes to the diversity in communication styles. I aspire to learn makaton or british sign language one day.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken!


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