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Mr Matt Hand

BA (Hons) Economics and Management Science


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What really attracted me to the University of Stirling and the Stirling Management School was the flexibility of their degree courses. Having enjoyed studying both Economics and Business Studies at school I didn’t want to give either up, so the ability to combine both of these subjects was something I found really appealing. The modular system offered by the university also gave me the opportunity to discover and explore other subjects I had an interest in, such as a marketing module I took in second year. I also found the location of the university really attractive and the amazing sports facilities really stood out. The passionate lecturing staff helped to encourage me throughout my studies. In particularly in my dissertation supervisor who encouraged me to combine my love of flying with my final year dissertation module. Most importantly I learnt that hard work does pay off and you can achieve if you are willing to put the work in.

I would certainly recommend visiting the university and exploring the beautiful campus and amazing sports facilities. There are so many opportunities available to students at the university both academic and social and supportive people around to help you achieve. Since leaving university I have been training to become an Airline pilot and have recently accepted a job offer from a major European airline. The analytical and problem solving skills I developed during my time in Stirling have helped me to achieve this. Working in groups and performing class presentations also served to develop the interpersonal skills essential on the flight deck.

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