Student Spotlight - Connor Allan
Perth College UHI student, Connor Allan, came straight from school in his hometown of Falkirk to study for a BA (Hons) degree in History. We caught up with Connor to see what the future holds for him now that he has just completed his final year.
“Perth College UHI was great for me because it is within easy distance of the central belt, but let me discover the beauty of Scotland with all the nature right on the doorstep. The UHI method of solo study appealed to me too as I get on better doing things myself rather than with others.
“I made the most amazing mates here, from all around the world, and I'll have them in my life forever. For me, the experiences I made with them made the last 4 years’ worth it.
“I worked part time whilst doing my degree and it led me to the career I'm about to start. I'd always recommend getting experience while you study as you never know what life can throw at you. It also shows employers that you’re driven and dedicated.
“I got a promotion with my current employer, Three, and this allowed me to progress on to their graduate scheme. In a couple of years time, I'll be a qualified accountant - not a thing to do with my actual degree! That's one bit of advice I'd give to those choosing, don't be afraid to pick something different or pick something because its your passion. At the end of the day, you are going to learn skills that will give you success no matter where you go. You will learn how to critically analyse work very quickly, how to report on things in a short period of time and how to manage a huge workload on top of your social and family life. It doesn't matter if you’re doing all this whilst learning about Music, Business Management or Aircraft Engineering - you’re still learning how to do it!
Andrew Gillies, Store Manager at Three, said: “It’s great to see that working hard at Perth College UHI, and using the experiences you obtain whilst working, helps you to get on in life. We will miss having Connor in the Perth store, but wish him the best of luck in his new role.”
“I’ve enjoyed my life as a student and I'll miss Perth when I move! My advice for anyone thinking about coming to Perth College UHI, is to do it! The benefits far outweigh the negatives and 10 years down the line you don’t want to be saying ‘what if’. Instead, make it an 'I'm glad I did!’”