To be able to progress in my professional practice as a nurse educator.
It was recommended by previous students but more importantly I was aware of the excellent reputation from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the strength of the academic staff.
The taught element of the course over the first two years was very fulfilling and in particular studying with a cross section of professionals who challenged my assumptions.
I enjoyed the relation this programme had to my professional practice and that throughout the doctorate journey I was able to influence policy and practice. It was in submitting my completed thesis and preparing for my viva that the significance of my journey became clearly apparent to me. The support I had from my principle supervisor Professor Tara Fenwick was exemplary.
I have developed new networks from undertaking this programme which are both personal and professional. I see this doctorate as the beginning of my research career and it will be a foundation for both further research and seeking a promoted post.
The Campus at the University of Stirling has excellent facilities and the support provided by both support and academic staff is exceptional. You won’t be disappointed.
This course has supported me in a personal and professional journey, which at times has been very challenging but the end result is very rewarding.