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DUBC’s Zoe Brain thrives in an ever changing environment

(8 March 2021)

Post graduate student and Senior Durham University Boat Club athlete, Zoe Brain, showed immense resilience and adaptability when faced with the challenges presented as the pandemic took hold last year.

In February last year, Brain, who was completing her Masters in Management degree was in the middle of the selection process for three graduate roles. However, due to the unprecedented circumstances of Covid-19, these opportunities never came to light.


Undeterred, Brain, took this as an opportunity to use her time wisely and consider her options. In January of this year, Brain, enrolled on a Master’s in Education course, again with Durham University, determined to find the positive in the situation. Her goal now is to secure a role as a languages teacher and then use her combined qualifications to work towards a position in Education Management.


Brain said, “You just have to deal with adversity, get on with it and find the positive.”


Team Durham couldn’t agree more and in light of International Women’s Day recognise Zoe as a role model of our community for other students, empowering them to maintain an optimistic outlook and continue to create their own success even when difficult circumstances present themselves.


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You can also visit Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : International Women's Day - Durham University for more International Women’s Day events.

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