"...a lively feel..."

fiona

Why did you choose your programme at Glasgow Caledonian?

I first came to the university to do my undergraduate degree as it seemed friendly and offered a wide range of module options. I participated in the Community Links module, consisting of a research placement at voluntary sector agency, One Plus. In this placement, I was part of a full research process assisting in providing a consultation response for the 2006 Welfare Reforms ‘Empowering People to Work’. I enjoyed this so much, on graduating I chose to specialise further in research with an MSc Social Research (Policy Analysis) at the university.

How has your career progressed since graduation?

As well as studying for my masters I have worked as a sessional and full time researcher for the Scottish Poverty Information Unit (SPIU), a research team based at Glasgow Caledonian University. I am now taking up the role of Community Research Officer at the Poverty Alliance.

What did you enjoy most about life at university?

The campus has a lively feel about it and I enjoyed making new friends with similar interests.

Did you belong to any clubs or societies?

I was involved with the Glasgow Caledonian University Raising and Giving (RAG) team helping to organise fundraising events such as a comedy night. I have also taken part in the university Student Council and other staff/student consultative activities.

What advice do you have for people considering applying to Glasgow Caledonian?

To be prepared to work hard and play hard!

What single word sums up your experience?

Amazing!