Go Higher: Scotland and Northern Ireland - What the students say
Tuesday 10 August 1999
"I had never been to Glasgow before starting my course, so I had no idea what to expect."
One year of her course was spent abroad, teaching English in Florence: "I only realised once I'd gone to Italy how much I liked Glasgow and the university: there's a real feeling of being part of something, and the buildings themselves are quite inspirational.
"The city itself is amazing. The clubs, bars, shopping and parks are the best I've seen anywhere. But at the same time, it's certainly possible to enjoy yourself without having to spend too much money.
"Prices are cheaper than at home, and transport around Glasgow is cheap and very convenient.
"There's a lot of choice in Glasgow when it comes to going out, and the people who live there are really friendly as well.
"I would recommend Glasgow as somewhere to go for university or college to anyone. There are definitely enough distractions for everybody, and things aren't too expensive. It's just a shame that the weather isn't a little better!"
Steven Wailes is studying computing at Robert Gordon University in his home town of Aberdeen.
"I wanted to get on to the course here, as I knew other people who'd already started, and they thoroughly recommended it. I already knew the city well, having lived here, and a lot of my friends were staying here.
"The best thing about Aberdeen is its size. There's plenty of choice for things to do, but if you're out you're bound to meet someone you know.
"A lot of people I know who've gone elsewhere found it a bit lonely, especially at first, but living at home makes the transition easier.
"Aberdeen has lots of bars and clubs; there's loads of sports, and it's a really nice college. I mainly have my classes in the new campus in Garthdee, which is a brand new building overlooking the River Dee.
"There are so many different courses that you're always able to meet new people with different interests.
"One other good point is that, for my course at least, employment rates are quite high locally. I'd definitely want to stay on in Aberdeen after graduating.
"There's countryside all around, so you never feel trapped in the city."
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