"When I first came to Reading College, staff helped me to get the funding I needed to study hairdressing and English.
"I lacked confidence, but my teachers showed me how to start believing in myself, and were incredibly supportive.
"I now work in The Salon at Reading College, and I love my job. My manager lets me try out new ideas, and I also run self-care workshops for colleagues and students using a technique called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
My whole college journey has opened so many doors for me.”