Having worked in the housing sector for the last ten years, Laura was keen to further her education and gain a well-respected and recognised qualification.
Choosing to study as a part-time, distance learner, the 29-year-old was able to continue to work full-time while obtaining her Diploma over two years.
“Studying this way meant I could remain in my current role, while also pursuing a qualification which would help me develop my career, and hopefully move in to a management role”, Laura said.
“Working, studying and caring for a young child all at once, initially proved quite challenging. I soon got in to a routine and with much planning, I was able to dedicate enough time to each element of the course.”
Laura describes her time at Stirling as “enjoyable, memorable and inspirational” and was grateful for the support she received from both staff and her peers.
“The lecturers always offered their time and assistance to whoever needed it,” she says. “I built very helpful and supportive relationships with not only the staff, but my fellow students too.”
Laura is now looking forward to her next career move and putting her learning in to practice: “With the academic knowledge I’ve gained, I want to make real changes to the housing sector.”