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Stephen’s story on film: from prison life to PhD student

Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski, BBC Ideas

“The most difficult barrier was actually inside of me. I’d left school with no qualifications. Nothing. I was scared of my future and I decided to try.”

Filmed for BBC Ideas, Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski talks openly about his challenging journey to education:

Now an OU Associate Lecturer as well as a PhD researcher under the co-supervision of FASS academics Dr. Daniel McCulloch and Dr Deb Drake, Stephen uses his experiences to help others, wholly embodying the OU’s values. As he says:

“It’s taken two decades to here, and this is just the beginning…”

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