A day in the life of a NQ Outdoor Activities and Leadership student

A day in the life of a NQ Outdoor Activities and Leadership student

NQ Outdoor Activities and Leadership student, Emily Bayne, gives an insight into a typical day whilst studying at Perth College UHI.

What do you like to do outside of college?

I am a keen climber and I have been climbing for about 4 years. I started climbing through my local school club and was immediately hooked. I would highly recommend the sport to anyone as it has given me so many different opportunities - including getting a job in the industry teaching all ages. Other hobbies that I enjoy are horse riding, quad biking and water sports.

What is a typical day at college like?

Being on an outdoor course, no two days are the same. We do a range of different things like hill walking, biking, climbing, orienteering and paddle sports. It's tough, and full-on, but it’s an incredible experience. As we are in Scotland, our days are quite often structured around the weather. It can be difficult to plan ahead, but it never gets us down. We are never bored and we are always kept on our toes.

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What is the best part of your day?

The best part of my day at college is the people. I have met so many new friends over the last year that I will hopefully have for life.

What is your favourite thing about your course?

The opportunities that it has given me, through studying at Perth College UHI over the past two years. It has boosted my employability skills massively. The course has also given me the confidence to stand up in front of large groups and voice my opinion.


Have you enjoyed studying at Perth College UHI?

I have loved my time at Perth College UHI and I would highly recommend studying here to anyone. I will be sad to say goodbye to the course.

What do you like about the campus?

I love the facilities it has to offer. Having a love for sport, I enjoy using the gym and the climbing wall. It is an excellent space with such great and friendly staff.

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What advice would you give to anyone thinking of studying at Perth College UHI?

If I had to give advice to someone thinking about coming to the college, it would be to try get as much from it as you can. Don’t be afraid to stand out, or try new things. Enjoy it, and hopefully something good will come from it.

If you are looking to start a career in the outdoor sector, apply now and you could be starting at Perth College UHI in September.

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