"I am from Harare which is the capital of Zimbabwe and I lived in England before coming to Scotland.
I came to Stirling because at application stage, the University always kept me well informed about upcoming events and they made the applicant feel important, whereas some of the other universities I had applied to seemed less well organised. The flexibility of the courses also reassured me that I could chop and change, as I was not really sure what I wanted to study. In fact, I changed my degree from Business Studies with Law to Single Honours in Economics at the end of my second year.
"I came to Stirling because at application stage, the University always kept me well informed about upcoming events and they made the applicant feel important."
I made up my mind as soon as I came for the Open Day in 2002. The campus was beautiful and the people I met were fantastic and really nice to me. I stayed up for two nights on campus and knew that this was the place for me. The International Office helped me a lot before I got here, offering advice about visa requirements, because I was travelling in the months before I was due to start my course.
The Accommodation Office and Career Development Centre have been really helpful over the last few years. I have always managed to stay in the halls or flats I have applied for and rent payments have always been reasonable. Stirling as a city is very student friendly and has a good nightlife. You can have a night out every day of the week and people are generally friendly and helpful. As for my plans for the future, I hope to do a postgraduate course in economics at the London School of Economics and hopefully take advantage of the Fresh Talent Initiative that has just recently been introduced in the country."