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Julie Ann Westmorland

BA Professional Education (Primary) with Environmental Science

I chose Stirling simply because I'm a single parent and travelling to Glasgow or Edinburgh simply wasn't an option for me. Primary teaching has been a goal of mine for a very long time and when Stirling added this to their course choices I jumped at the chance of fulfilling this goal.

Stirling was, and is, an excellent university and in providing the opportunity of studying primary education with a specialism (in my case environmental science) this has, I feel, made me more employable and has helped me to secure a full time, permanent position.

My advice for anyone considering studying at Stirling would be, embrace your specialism, listen to the advice of your lecturers and tutors (they really do know what they're talking about!) and most importantly enjoy your time in this wonderful learning environment. I laughed and cried my way through university, but have to say, this was the best four years of my life and Stirling has provided me with the degree I craved and the expertise I needed to fulfil my lifelong ambition. I now have the best job in the world!

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