Stewart Grant is one of the first QMU students to graduate in paramedic science
Stewart Grant, from Skye, has just graduated with a BSc Paramedic Science from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Stewart, aged 30 from Portree, was part of the first cohort of paramedic science students to graduate from the University. Stewart will take up a position as a paramedic in Dingwall, whilst his fellow classmates move into similar positions across the length and breadth of Scotland – all supporting the vital work of our NHS.
Stewart was joined by his family and classmates at an impressive graduation ceremony held in Edinburgh’s beautiful Usher Hall. He was presented with his degree award by Queen Margaret University’s Chancellor, Dame Prue Leith CBE, best known as an entrepreneur and for her TV appearances as a judge on the Great British Bake-off.
Before embarking on his paramedic degree at QMU, Stewart had worked in different sectors including the construction industry and in fishing, and had also done a bit of travelling. While he was at high school in Skye, his mum had mentioned that he might make a good paramedic one day. Although he had initially applied to study Physiotherapy at University, he ended up on the BSc Paramedic Science course, and never looked back.
When asked about the highlight of his course at QMU, Stewart mentions his placement where he was involved in real life situations in the ambulance with a paramedic team. He said: “It was a great learning opportunity to see how an experienced crew handled different situations, and I was also lucky to benefit from some very good mentors that I met on placement.”
Discussing his course and the future, Stewart said:
"I’ve really enjoyed the degree course at QMU – it was challenging at times, but very rewarding. My classmates have been absolutely fantastic, as was the support from lecturers – there was a real sense of community at QMU – and I am now really excited to start working with the paramedic team in the Highlands and playing my part in supporting the NHS."
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