North East Scotland College
North East Scotland College is one of Scotland's largest colleges, and is the biggest provider of vocational education training in the North East of Scotland. Across three Aberdeen-based campuses and one in Fraserburgh, as well as several learning centres across Aberdeenshire, NESCol provides high quality full-time and part-time education in a supportive learning environment.
NESCol students are offered the opportunity to learn using state-of-the-art facilities and industry standard equipment across subject areas. Alongside teaching facilities, students have access to libraries, IT Centres, refectories, sports suites, employment/volunteering fairs and so much more.
For more information on North East Scotland College, please visit: www.nescol.ac.uk.
Case study: Craig Mckenzie
Why did you choose the Degree Link Route?
Whilst completing my HND in Mechanical Engineering an RGU representative visited the College and provided information regarding the Degree Link route. I had always intended on continuing my studies to a degree level and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to allow me to do that.
What's been the best thing about the experience?
The sense of achievement I had at the end. Although I enjoyed the course at times I did find it rather tough going. Thankfully I was determined enough to complete the course successfully and hopefully it will be beneficial for my future career.
What was the best thing about studying at NESCol?
I spent six years doing day release at NESCol in order to achieve a HND. Over those six years I met so many great people that I can still call friends today. Having friendly, helpful individuals as your classmates makes the experience all the more enjoyable.
What's the best thing about studying at RGU?
The content of the course was much more relevant to what I was doing at work. This allowed me to relate my studying to what I was doing at work every day. I feel this has been and will continue to be highly beneficial for me during my career.
Would you recommend Degree Link to other students? Why?
Of course, I would recommend to anyone currently studying in NESCol that if they are interested in continuing their studies this is the best way to go. Degree Link is a great progression route, not only do you gain a qualification at the end of your course, you gain an understanding of what it takes to achieve your goals. The proud feeling you get when walking across the stage to graduate makes all the hard work worthwhile.