My experience with Stirling started almost 4 years ago when I received an offer to study an MSc in International Accounting and Finance. The choice to study the Masters degree at Stirling was driven by the suitability of the course to my needs. Before I attended the University of Stirling I worked as a teaching assistant and intend to pursue a career in academia so I chose to study a course that is both research driven and provides up-to-date practical knowledge. In fact, when I started studying I began to fully appreciate the world-class education I was receiving from highly prominent academics. The knowledge and experience accumulated during the MSc course provided me with a solid foundation in order for me to continue with my education and undertake my PhD.
During my Masters degree, the university announced 50 full scholarships for PhD studies where I was honoured to have been granted one of them. Immediately I accepted the offer and started my PhD in October 2010. On top of the high quality research and support of staff in the PhD studies, I was given the opportunity to teach seminars. Thus, the achievements I made up until today have all contributed towards shaping my future, and for all that I consider the choice to study at Stirling a great decision.