Diane Connor, MSc International Tourism Management

After almost two decades as an air hostess with BA, I was ready for a new challenge. I loved travelling, but commuting to Heathrow definitely has a shelf life! So, when the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy came up, I grabbed it. I had nothing…

Bright Anyimah Oduro, MSc Ophthalmology and Vision Research

I was so excited to be awarded The Catholic Bishops Conference Magnusson Award as I finally had an opportunity to pursue my passion and dream of transforming people’s lives in a practical way. I and my partner in the project, Irene Fosuhemaa Bossman, who is…

Nema Matekenya, MSc International Project Management

I’ve been able to study in Glasgow thanks to a unique scholarship partnership between GCU and housing association ng Homes. So, while GCU supports me through my studies, ng has given me a home. I’m very grateful. The partnership has been supporting Malawian students develop…

Kirstin Marshall, BA (Hons) International Marketing

I first got involved with the Simon Community Scotland through a marketing internship for my programme and was taken on to run its social media strategy. This summer I was able to to launch its new project to help combat period poverty alongside MSP Monica…

Adebayo Aibinu, research student

My only involvement in politics before being elected Glasgow’s first black councillor was representing the student voice as a Research Student Leader in the School of Health and Life Sciences! I joined the Conservative Party after the general election in 2015, but only became active…

Sally Fraser, BA(Hons) International Events Management

I’m using the skills I’ve learned on my programme to organise a children’s charity’s first grand summer ball and I’m determined it’s going to be one of the season’s highlights. I’ve have  gained valuable experience volunteering for charities, which is helping me to become a successful event…

Lily Hosie, BSc Physiotherapy

Volunteering in Nepal has given me a whole new perspective. I was able to carry out a placement as part of my physiotherapy studies in Pokhara, Nepal, thanks to funding from Sir Alex Ferguson’s Mobility Scholarship. Travelling with www.worktheworld.co.uk , I was based in Manipal…

Doug McCorquodale, BA International Business and Tourism Management

The generosity of Sir Alex’s Mobility Award has helped me realise a lifelong ambition – studying in another country. The experience was genuinely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and, as a result, I’ve created memories and friendships that will last forever and enhanced my career opportunities. The…

David Clarke, BA Social Work

I was delighted to win the Bright Spark category at the Scottish Social Services Awards, which celebrate people who work in social services in this country, and the UNISON Branch Top Male Social Worker Award. It’s amazing to be recognised, especially as I never intended…

Scott Graham, BSc Property Management and Valuation

I’m graduating with a First and the Jones Lang LaSalle Prize for Top Property Management and Valuation Honours Level Student – as well as a year’s experience in a job already under my belt. I never expected to have already been working as a surveyor…