Tell us a bit about your background…
I’m from Hamilton, and went to Hamilton Grammar School. I grew up enjoying a mixture of subjects at school, such as Music, Modern Studies, French, Business and Psychology, as well as Maths and English.
Why did you decide to study at the University of Strathclyde?
Mainly because I already knew the business school was the best in Scotland, but it was the progressive outlook of the languages department that really made me commit.
What made you select your programme?
I liked the idea of having something general but exciting for a degree, I still don’t know exactly what I want to do as a job, but I like the modules I’m taking though I think this is a good step for me!
What has been the highlight of your time at Strathclyde so far?
The whole package to be honest, the mix of classes, attending societies and socials, as well getting more intensely into subjects I enjoyed with really knowledgeable tutors and lecturers.
What would you say is one of the key takeaways from your course?
That it is the process of improvement over the final mastery that is the key to enjoying university.
What would be your advice for people considering studying at Strathclyde?
Really study the whole picture, the course and what it offers, but also the social life, try and contact a current student there, really get a good feel for the university’s ethos and what they value, and get out to the campus(es) there’s nothing like coming to the place you’ll be walking around come September!
What has been the main challenge while studying at University?
Just balancing it all, coursework, jobs, societies, socials, cooking and eating (well), getting a little exercise in, there’s lots of things you could be doing.
If you could travel back in time to give advice to yourself on your first day at Strathclyde, what would you say?
Never be afraid to ask a question, suggest an answer, introduce yourself to someone new, it’s creating the life you always wanted, to be a constant learner, friend and doer, but remember to look after yourself and take a break more often.