BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
Triathlete Phoebe Lloyd-Evans received a sports scholarship to study at the University of Stirling and says she was "blown away by the stunning campus and top class facilities" on offer.
"After meeting the course director during a visit, I knew Stirling was where I wanted to study - I felt that I would enjoy being part of the University community, due to the welcoming atmosphere on campus," she said.
During her four year degree, Phoebe was part of the University's triathlon performance squad and served a strength and conditioning internship, where she coached several student sports teams including swimming, football and netball.
She also achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport and supported a PhD study, working in analytical and practical labs.
"I feel privileged that I had the opportunity to work with, and be taught by, academics who are leaders in their specialist fields," Phoebe said. "They always made themselves available to students at any time, whatever the issue."
Phoebe, who is dyslexic, has overcome a number of challenges during her time at Stirling - including anxiety and depression - and is thankful for the support that was available. She explained: "I received help from Student Disability Services, who offered a reader, a study skills tutor and a proof-reader - and counselling too. These services were invaluable and helped me achieve my true potential - academically, physically and mentally."
Phoebe, 22, from Staffordshire, describes her time at Stirling as "rewarding, character-building and unforgettable" and will now undertake an MSc Exercise as Medicine at Loughborough University.
"I am really going to miss Stirling, as it was like a second home for me," she added.