Hometown: Duns, Scottish borders

 

About You

I’ve been a sporty individual all throughout my life and food has always been an interest close to my heart. At first I didn’t really consider QMU. As the course was very new, this worried me at first and I was firmly set on a different university. But after I attended the applicants’ day I was completely sold on QMU, and that was me from there. I’m very happy with the decision I made because QMU is a great university to study in. Also the fact QMU was located in Edinburgh was great - although it’s not right in the centre, it is so accessible from the university. Edinburgh is such a beautiful city, and, as I didn’t really know the city that well, I couldn’t wait to move up here.

Living Away from Home

The best part of living in halls is all the new people you meet. I’d say the top three things I packed that I couldn’t live without out would be my mug for a cup of tea, my laptop and most important of all toilet roll (you never actual realise how much you use until you live by yourself!). I’d say my experience on the whole has been great in Edinburgh, I’d definitely recommend a visit up Arthur’s Seat! And the Christmas markets in Edinburgh are a must.

"I’d say if you’re interesting in Food and Science this definitely is the course for you, and a bonus to this course is that there are a wide range of job prospects and opportunities that come along with this degree."
Rebecca Kinghorn

The Course

I attended the applicants’ day, and the specific talk about my course had me sold, along with the fact QMU is a smaller university, and because everyone was so friendly that the prospect of moving to a completely different area was not so daunting. The highlight of the course for me so far has been our food preparation labs every Monday morning with Michael Clapham. It’s a good part of the course which is more a bit of fun than anything which allows a breather from the modules which have a lot of content to learn.

Life as a Student at QMU

I’m part of the cheerleading society. I joined for a bit of fun and to meet new people and I can say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Everyone is so friendly. It’s a great way to make new friends and it also gives you a break from your studies. I’d say my top tip for making the most of being a student is take every opportunity that comes your way and just enjoy the experience.