Kieran McBeath

"I would definitely recommend the degree link. It gave me an option when I felt lost at school but too young for university. It was great at helping me become more selfconfident and independent."

Years 1 & 2: HND Applied Sciences
Years 3 & 4: BSc (Hons) Forensic & Analytical Science
Currently: Police Scotland

Why did you choose the Degree Link Route?

I chose the Degree Link route because I started to dislike and get bored of secondary school. I knew I wasn't ready for university yet but wanted to carry on to further education.

What has been the best thing about the experience?

The best thing about the experience is how easy it was to transition between school and College, and the College and University. College is a perfect stepping-stone between school and university.

What's the best thing about studying at NESCol?

The best thing about studying at NESCol was the increased level of independence you are given during classes. It was also good to meet and learn with people from all over and of all ages instead of just people from your local area and age group.

What's the best thing about studying at RGU?

The best thing about studying at RGU was the increased challenge, and also specialising more into something I knew I was interested in.

Would you recommend Degree Link to other students? Why?

I would definitely recommend the Degree Link. It gave me an option when I felt lost at school but too young for university. It was great at helping me become more self–confident and independent. It was also a good way of helping me understand what I actually wanted to study at university and making the transition to university less daunting.