It was the spectacular setting of the University, the flexibility of the undergraduate courses, the social life and the excellent career prospects which all brought me to Stirling, and all of my expectations have been fulfilled.
I have really enjoyed the course itself – not many universities offer the opportunity to study Human Resource Management and it was great to get such flexibility with this course.
Shumela, 35, left school at the age of 14 with no formal qualifications and initially assumed that was the end of her academic journey.
“I always assumed an academic career was out of the question because of my lack of education. The University’s Access program significantly changed that and, once I had completed it, I chose to stay at Stirling for the duration of my undergraduate degree."