I chose Stirling because of the reception I received from the Programme Director when I applied to do an EdD. For example, the Director took the time to meet and discuss my research ideas and her response was friendly, open and honest which I found refreshing. Highlights relate to the support I receive from the Faculty in terms of supervision, conferences and peer group. I have fantastic supervision that provides excellent support and guidance. There are always training workshops, for example oral presentations and project management. The library is brilliant in terms of help, support and there is never a problem getting the material I need. I am researching an area that relates to my professional life therefore I am gaining a deeper understanding of my practice which can only secure any employment I am in or apply for in the future.