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    I was on free school meals for most of my time at school. I went to a fairly posh uni (York) to do a fairly posh course (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and got a 1st. I'm now a few years into my career in the civil service, and on the Fast Stream. Only ~4% of people on the Fast Stream are from working class backgrounds - a significantly lower proportion than at Oxford or Cambridge.

    People often assume more social mobility is a good thing. For me, it's come with its upsides, but also its difficulties - for example, not feeling entirely comfortable in the class I grew up in, or in the class I'm moving to. As such, I thought people might want to ask about my experiences of being a class mover.

    So go ahead - ask me anything!

    PS If you're interested in somebody else's experience of becoming middle class, this article's pretty good.

    do you say serviette ? :teehee:
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    do you say serviette ? :teehee:
    Nope. Napkin.
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