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I became a student again at 58

Going back to university after nearly forty years of work was Queenager Linda’s chance to pursue her long-held dream of writing a novel.

“I was made redundant in my 50s”

After a 30-year-career in publishing, one Queenager describes how it feels being the victim of mid-life redundancy.

Becoming a mid-life apprentice

There are all sorts of ways you can make a change to your career in mid-life, becoming an apprentice is something that not many Queenagers realise is one of them. Diane Kenwood investigates what apprenticeships involve and how they work at Amazon UK. 

Rethinking retirement

The whole concept and experience of retirement has fundamentally changed for our generation. Later life coach Denise Taylor, gives her advice on how to get the most out of life at this stage. First though, she shares her own transition story. 

The key to a fulfilling mid-life career – mastering your dance with fear and confidence

We know mid-life is a uniquely challenging time, but it’s also a key pivotal time. The choices you make now really matter. Author and careers coach, Laura Walker, shares insights from her award-winning research and what you can do to help yourself master the next steps. 

"I love being a Queenager"

Laura Kuenssberg talks to Eleanor Mills about Brexit chaos, how the country was on the verge of a revolution, why she never wanted to be famous, and how she feels about being a mid-life woman

Dr Lucy Ryan

The Silent Revolution – why midlife women are walking out at the peak of their careers

Why are so many midlife women leaving corporates just as they should be coming into their work prime? Lucy Ryan reveals a silent revolution

Dr Lucy Ryan author of Revolting Women

How did I become unemployable in my mid-50s?

With so much experience, expertise and life-learned empathy to offer potential employers, Sue Lord finds it galling and frustrating that she can’t get a job.

I asked how to handle this massive upheaval and I was deluged with advice.

When Ritula Shah left the BBC after 35 years it felt like a bereavement. And whilst she did her best to follow the suggestions she was given for managing such a major change, things didn’t quite work out as planned.

From CEO to Intern: How a 'What If' Year Changed My Life

Outwardly everything about Alisha Fernandez Miranda’s life seemed perfect - she had the career, the family and the home she’d always dreamed of. But inwardly she was in turmoil, unable to quieten the ‘what if’ questions about the paths and opportunities she had chosen not to pursue. Her solution to the dilemma was both radical and life-changing in pretty much every way. 

The Case for Career Reassessment

We all reach a stage in our careers - and lives - where we feel an urge to reflect on what has gone before, and wonder about what the future holds. Here’s what to consider when you’re thinking about what next in your working life. 

How I became a divorce coach

Her own difficult, painful divorce and a passing comment from her solicitor, led Sally Jackson to a fulfilling new role supporting other women going through the same experience.