I chose to study at the University of Stirling as it allowed me to qualify as a secondary school teacher in 4 years. As it is a small university you get to know faces and people, making it a lot easier to make friends. The support I have received from lecturers and tutors has been fantastic – they always maintain an open door policy where you can visit them at any time. Throughout the programme there are opportunities for hands on experience with micro teaching, link practice and placements which help you to develop and try out techniques and skills acquired from the course. The four years at Stirling has given me the confidence and tools I require to feel competent in my chosen career.