Hometown: Pencaitland, Scotland


Tell us a little about yourself?

I am a mature student living at home. I have worked in the fitness industry for five years. I am lucky to be working in a job which is very closely related to my hobbies. 

How did you come to choose this course and why QMU?

I choose to study this course as it was a way to increase my knowledge of the industry and take my career to a place I would not be able to get to without such learning.

Why did you choose to study in Edinburgh/Scotland?

This course was brand new and stood out when I was looking for potential courses to study. It was where my background interests and previous learning was. There are lots of similar course like this one but most are directed at the sports industry. This focuses more on my interests and focusses on the general public and health risk zones.

"The lecturers are great, very knowledgeable and they pass on all they know onto you. In terms of teaching, there is not one thing that has been above the rest as everything is explained and taught to the next level."
Scott Mulhearn

Any advice for students who might be interested in this course?

If you are interested in the wellbeing of the country this is definitely the course for you. It is directed to help you help others. In the prevention of disease and reduction of disease through physical activity interventions. 

Are you a member of a QMU club or society? If so, what was the reason behind your choice and what do you enjoy most about it?

I am a part of the Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing society. It is a new society.

What’s your ‘top tip’ for making the most of being a student?

Use all of the university’s services: there are lots there to assist you on your journey.


Published 2016/17

Health Sciences

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