A visit to the University’s stunning campus was enough to convince Christian that Stirling should be his new destination of choice.
He said: “I’m half-Danish but lived in England my whole life, and came up to Scotland for an open day. While we were up, my dad suggested going through to have a look at Stirling.
“Being completely honest, I’d never heard of Stirling before we went and had a look – and I knew straight away I wanted to go here. My passions revolve around sport, and the sports facilities were first-class – and the campus was beautiful.”
Christian initially studied Sport but, after taking a few modules in Journalism, switched to a joint honours course. He said: “I’m very happy with this decision, as I’ve found a real passion for creative writing in my time here, and this is now the career path I hope to take.”
Christian, who was appointed Sports Editor of student newspaper Brig, praised the high-quality teaching he received at Stirling. He said: “The practicality in the Journalism modules has been brilliant. Being taught by former news editors is such a learning curve, because they demand such high standards, but it’s the fastest way to learn.”
Christian told how he had a rich experience beyond his studies. He said: “In my first year, I – alongside 21 other students – climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, in aid of Worldwide Cancer Research. It was an expedition put on by Choose a Challenge, who came to the University looking for volunteers. It will forever be one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, but also the most enjoyable and rewarding.”
Internships with Sky News and then the University’s Careers and Employability Service further prepared Christian for life after graduation. He said: “It’s been a great experience learning to create and run social media pages, analyse social media, and run successful marketing campaigns for events. Following graduation, I’m planning to go travelling with my girlfriend before finding a career in the media.”