Marine and Coastal Tourism BA (Hons)
I have been paddling since I was 8 years old. I competed nationally in white water slalom kayaking and was eventually promoted into the UK Premier Division. I have now transferred that skillset to sea kayaking and I am working my way through leadership courses to develop my skills further. I am also a professional photographer travelling around Scotland capturing wonderful landscapes through my lens and exhibiting annually in Fortingall.
I chose this degree because I was inspired by the variety of opportunities that were available, covering my interest in the marine environment and the tourism industry. So far, I have really enjoyed the course. First year was full of amazing practicals through the weekly context class, and even during second year with the pandemic the course has opened many doors through online courses which were very interesting and inspiring. The best bit is that the course takes what we learn in class and applies it in the context of real life. This may include a snorkelling trip, a sailing experience, water safety courses, museum visits and many more. One final factor that makes the MCT degree so good is that all four years are totally integrated making it a very friendly cohort. I would most definitely recommend MCT to those wanting a degree that is full of amazing opportunities and fascinating content covering a wide range of subjects.
I would like to set up my own business that encompasses my passions, using the knowledge, understanding, contacts and opportunities I have acquired. Till then, I am looking forward to working towards getting qualifications and appropriate NGBs that will provide me with a solid grounding for the future. I am now eager to get out into the real world and get some experience working in my field especially after being restricted so much by the global pandemic.