Scotland, United Kingdom
I started the EdD course after attending the open evening. I wanted to continue my professional development and as an FE/HE lecturer this seemed a good next step.
I found the staff I met at the open evening knowledgeable and the facilities were impressive. The university has a good reputation in research and education and I have not been disappointed with the university meeting and sometime exceeding my expectations.
Apart from the beautiful setting I feel that there is a very positive ethos at Stirling University where even as a part time student I do not feel like a stranger. All staff including academic, support and domestic are helpful and engaging. Even the parking attendants are forgiving.
I enjoy the balance of support and challenge from the lecturing staff to make me think and reflect about key issues in their areas of expertise.
My work as a college lecturer in a further and higher education college has been greatly benefitted through my learning at Stirling University. I feel more current and up to date in my field and it has challenged me to think more deeply about what I do in my professional practice. The EdD will open up many different fields for future career development
I have developed a varied network of contacts that have supported not only my studies but my professional knowledge and development.
I would advise a student considering Stirling University to be prepared to be challenged but know that they will receive support and guidance when they need it. I am glad I chose Stirling and I am looking forward to moving into the next phase of my EdD.