Richard Smith on life as a Harvard medical student

Meet Richard Smith, a former Sunderland youth player turned Harvard medical student who is training to be a surgeon with the ultimate goal of helping injured athletes get their careers back on track.

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Alex Scott: Media graduate

We join former Arsenal and England defender Alex Scott for a day on the set of BBC’s Final Score.

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Richard Kell: Commercial airline pilot

Richard Kell had sky-high ambitions after retiring from professional football and his career has really taken off since he landed a job as an airline pilot.

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Rob Hulse on working in the NHS

Rob Hulse played over 350 league games during a 15-year career, but following retirement has had a complete change of direction, working as a physiotherapist in the NHS.

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Ryan France: Football to wealth management

Forced to quit the game at 30, Ryan France fell back on his maths degree and carved out a career in finance – mainly thanks to his transferable skills as a footballer…

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Bradley Pritchard: Looking To The Future

Heading into a new season without a club is every player’s nightmare but as Bradley Pritchard explains, his forward planning and commitment to education are about to pay off...

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Mat Sadler: Making The Transition

Shrewsbury Town full-back Mat Sadler is not quite ready to hang-up his boots just yet but is urging other players to do the “smart thing” by exploring future career aspirations while they are still playing.

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Michael Raynes completes Sport & Exercise Science degree

Carlisle United defender Michael Raynes has insisted that completing a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science is more than comparable to any of his achievements as a player.

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Stephen O'Halloran graduates in physiotherapy

Former Republic of Ireland international Stephen O’Halloran discusses undertaking his degree in Physiotherapy at The University of Salford.

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