I am an academic with the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand where I teach business law on both the diploma and degree programmes. I moved into academia after a successful ten-year career in legal practice in Scotland.
I decided fairly early on during my degree at Stirling that I wanted to pursue a career in law; I had always been interested in law but was unsure whether I would manage to cope with a law degree, however, the courses I took at Stirling confirmed my interest and ability in legal studies, and after graduating I completed an LLB at Aberdeen University.
I would advise students today to get the most out of their degree by taking as wide a range of subjects as their degree permits. University is a chance to broaden your education and I feel that having taken a very general arts degree where I took history, psychology, fine art, music, religious studies and sociology, as well as my law and accounting subjects, I came out with a very broad degree but one that has given me much pleasure over the years.