‘I recently graduated with an Honours degree in Sociology and Social Policy. I’m the first person in my family to go to university and when I arrived I was not particularly confident in my work, but during my four years at Stirling I really thrived academically. I can credit this to the Faculty of Social Sciences, which is incredibly supportive of its students and delivers high quality teaching and research. My original degree subject was not Sociology, but due to the flexibility of the degree structure here, I was able to change my course when I tried a module in the first semester and realised how much I enjoyed it. The Faculty has a diverse selection of modules to choose from, so I always found my course stimulating. In fact, I found my experience so rewarding that I returned last year to undertake a PhD course with the Faculty.'
BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy, graduated 2009; PhD Sociology and Social Policy, due to graduate in 2014.