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Juan Quintana

MRes in Historical Research

Since 1994, I have visited Scotland forty-three times and, from the very first visit, I knew that one day I would come to stay for good. Some years ago, I decided to become an expert on Medieval Scottish culture, so looked for the best-suited university to help me fulfil my postgraduate study goal.

My idea was to find a small but prestigious institution and, after considering admission offers from St. Andrews and Edinburgh, I decided that the University of Stirling was the right place for me.  This decision changed my life as it gave me the opportunity to relocate to Scotland and find a second home. Even my first daughter, Cameron Leanne, was born here.

I graduated with an MRes in Humanities (Scottish Medieval Literature) and am now engaged in further study here at Stirling. It has been a great experience which has influenced both my work and my life.

One of my jobs is to promote Scotland for a webpage which operates in Spain, Portugal and South America. My formal study has transformed me from a simple tourist to a renowned expert who is able to narrate, discuss and recommend different aspects of Scotland, an alternative vision of Alba.

In all senses, the literary and historical backgrounds I have acquired at the University have changed my own conception of this wee but bonnie country.

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