"University wasn’t really spoken about where I grew up, it was more college, apprenticeships or going straight into jobs. I was introduced to the Caledonian Club in my sixth year of Springburn Academy and they made it seem like university was a possibility.
"The mentors were inspiring; when they took a group of us around the GCU campus they'd interact with everyone and it was so relaxed, it seemed like a big family. Visiting the campus was great as it made as it made me realise that university wasn't as daunting as I thought and I could see myself fitting in.
"I joined GCU in 2010 - I was the first in my family to go to university so it was quite an achievement for them as well. I became a mentor the following year, I’ve worked through all the projects, mainly in high schools, and it has been brilliant. Being a mentor has definitely given me new skills, it has boosted my confidence and I’m more outspoken than I was in school – I would never speak up at all. I can’t thank the Caledonian Club enough for that."