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Failure isn't failure | Sarah Cosgriff | TEDxDerby
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Added Jul 27, 2016
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In this talk Sarah reveals how a big mistake in her youth led to a changed outlook on failure. Sarah questions the importance of failure and asks whether we can ever truly fail.

Sarah is coordinator of the STEMNET programmes in Birmingham and Solihull. Herrole involves working with schools and employers to spread the message about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

Sarah’s love of science started young and lead onto a brief stint in biology research. After leaving the lab, she found a passion for working with young people and showing them the many opportunities that are open to them by taking STEM subjects at school. Working in STEM doesn’t necessarily mean just being a scientist in a lab – it’s so much more than that!

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