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Big read: How a high-school drop-out dared to dream of university

Kirsty Johnston
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Kirsty Johnston

Reporter

New university data indicates the circumstances you're born into are likely yours for life.

She was a high school drop-out at age 14, working in a cafe at 18. If you'd asked her back then, there was no way Ashley Insley would have imagined she'd go on to become