Case studies

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Find out what our students have to say about their experience.

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Integrative Healthcare

Teresa Elliott, BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare Degree 

“My studies at Moray College UHI are essential to my career progression to equip me fully with the tools and knowledge I need to succeed after university. This entire experience has enabled me to set up my own mobile business and I am also a therapist for MND Scotland. My achievements have come from my own hard work and commitment and the continual support and encouragement received from my lecturers.”

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Education and Childcare

Eilidh Kennedy, BA (Hons) Childhood Practice

"I applied to study NC Early Education and Childcare after leaving school as I wanted to stay local. I then progressed to a HNC in Childhood Practice, this course was great as I got lots of practical experience through placements. I then started working at the Moray College UHI Nursery but wanted to continue studying, so I am now in my first year of the BA (Hons) Childhood Practice. The theory has given me a good background for working with children as my end goal is to become a primary teacher. One of the best things about studying here is that I have been able to progress from entry level and will be able to study the PGDE in primary teaching on completion of my degree, right here at the college."

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Event Management

Haley Kirby, BA (Hons) Event Management

“The university's resources such as the virtual learning environment (VLE) mean I can complete the degree much faster than with the Open University, allowing me to get back into employment quicker. It was the natural progression from the HNC Administration and Information Technology course I completed and my hospitality background. ”

Elie Jourdin

Engineering

Elie Jourdin, HND Engineering Systems

"Originally I am from France but moved to Scotland in secondary school. I choose to study at Moray College UHI as it has a friendly environment with lots of support available from the lecturers. My favourite part of the course is the group projects as I am able to use my teamwork skills while putting theory learnt over the year into practice."

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Emily Michell, Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) - 2015

"As she wanted to continue working and living in Moray, location was an important factor in her choosing the course. She now teaches at Burghead Primary School, having completed her probationary year there in 2016.

"The balance of theory and practice - with placements in local primary schools, alongside taught modules in college, with some distance learning – allows students to build up their teaching experience, while undertaking the core learning. There is a strong focus on independent study, with an emphasis on encouraging students to develop their own areas of interest and identify their strengths and areas for development, from a very early stage."

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Joe Robson, HND Engineering Systems

"After finishing school I wanted to stay local so I applied for the NC Engineering Systems then progressed to the HNC and HND. I like the style of teaching, as the classes are smaller meaning you get more one-to-one time with the lecturers.  I was also selected to travel to America for an summer internship in Portland where I was able to use my skills and knowledge learnt throughout my time at college."

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Alan Simpson, HNC Applied Sciences

"Studying at Moray College UHI was the obvious choice for me, it is local and after visiting the college it was clear that the staff have a passion to teach and make sure their students do well. The course teaches lab skills and covers a broad range of the different sciences which will give me the best chance of getting a job after my course has finished."

 

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Daisy Purdew, BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance 

“I started my studying on the entry business course, and really enjoyed the accounting modules so knew I wanted to progress in accounting and went on to do the HNC, HND and degree.  After graduating I secured employment as an Audit Assistant on a three-year training contract at Johnston Carmichael in Elgin. I am studying towards my ACCA qualification, and will hopefully be a certified chartered accountant in 2020.”

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Natalie Seivwright, BA (Hons) Interactive Media

"The course was a great balance between design and coding. I was really pleased with how involved the lecturers were in my studies and the smaller class sizes helped to give an almost one-to-one tuition. Between my second and third year studies, I did a summer placement at Hunted Cow Studios as a Game Scenario Designer. I was later offered a full time position as a 3D artist. I hadn't really thought about being in the games industry but Interactive Media opened my eyes to the variety of avenues you can progress onto."

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Jamie Simpson, BSc (Hons) Computing

"I've enjoyed the environment at Moray College UHI and found the lecturers more than helpful. I also love the highly practical aspect the degree offers. There are only two exams (one per semester) and the rest is more development or research. Since development is what I wish to go into, it made sense to do a course that heavily focused on the practical aspect and not memory-based exams."

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Sophie Anastasia Ramos, BA (Hons) Fine Art

"The course was one of the best, most enjoyable and rewarding learning experiences I’ve ever had. I currently work for a local clothing brand called Great Scot! where I have a number of responsibilities including creative input for design and branding.”

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Karen Müller, BSc (Hons) Degree Environmental Science

“I knew I wanted to work in conservation and have a practical job where I get to spend time outside and give our environment a helping hand.

I progressed from the NC Applied Science course to the degree which gave me a really broad knowledge base about so many topics. I liked that it didn’t limit me to just certain subjects. I learned time management, delivering assignments/projects using my own initiative and to deadlines, working as part of a team, communication, data collection/ interpretation, record keeping, and so much more.  

Now, I am a Project Officer for the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, employed by the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust.”

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Monika Jakiel, Horticulture 

“The theory, practical work and placements I did as part of the SVQ Horticulture and SVQ Landscaping courses at the Biblical Garden through Moray College UHI gave me the confidence and knowledge to work in the horticulture industry. Since graduating, I’m now working as Senior Gardener at the Walled Garden in Gordon Castle.”

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Brodie Young, NC Acting and Theatre Performance

“I feel the course nourished my creative skills, any challenges I encountered always felt positive to me as I saw them as an opportunity to grow and expand my skills.  

After graduating I went on to further study then began to do freelance work as a film maker before joining the team at Out of the Darkness Theatre Company as Theatre Arts Support Officer.”

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Rachel Simons, HND Professional Cookery 

“I’m currently employed as a server at Ballenisles Country Club, Florida, USA. My studies at the college had a massive impact on my current job as if I never progresses from diploma to HND I wouldn’t be where I am today. I got my first job in America through a company that came to the college to chat about career opportunities abroad for students.

Throughout my studies I gained skills, knowledge and understanding that I put into practice every day. I secured an unforgettable work experience opportunity at the UK’s best chocolatiers William Curley in London which confirmed my passion and taught me attention to detail is essential in this industry.”

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Rabecca Ritchie, Early Education and Childcare

“I’ve always wanted to work with children, so the childcare courses at Moray College UHI were perfect as I started at Level 5 and progressed to the Level 6 Early Education and Childcare, which meant I was able to experience placements in both a Primary School and Nursery.

On successful completion of my course I was able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council meaning I could go into employment in a nursery.”

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Shannon-Leigh Galbraith, HNC Applied Sciences

“After I graduated with a HNC in Applied Sciences, I secured employment with Scottish Water as a Scientist in the Inverness Laboratory. My main responsibility is to analyse the water ensuring it is fit for public use. Throughout the course I learnt a number of lab techniques that I utilise every day at work."