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Kevin Malloy

MRes in Environmental History

Sharing my thoughts on my time at the University of Stirling is quite a difficult task. How do I sum up something that was such a big part of my life?  Attending the University was one of the best – and thus far one of the most influential – experiences I have ever had, both academically and personally. 

Academically, my Programme not only shaped how I study the past, but it also changed the way that I approach things in my life.  It taught me, above all, to use as many resources and methods as possible to approach a problem or question. 

I am now about to begin working on my PhD in Anthropology at the University of Wyoming in America and will undoubtedly approach my research in the multidisciplinary fashion that I learned at Stirling. 

Yet aside from the academic experience, Stirling allowed me to do something even more important. It gave me the opportunity to make friends and form bonds that I will have for the rest of my life.  And I think it is this aspect of my time there that has had the most profound effect on me. 

These bonds are not only personal but professional as well, and will make it possible in the future to share knowledge with some of the most brilliant people I have ever met.  Overall, my time at Stirling was completely amazing and I often wish it had lasted for longer.

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