Lochaber College is Scotland’s newest University of the Highlands and Islands, it can provide the very best in education while also offering the help and support students may need. In terms of Higher Education the college has the best tutors who also have industry experience in their chosen fields, so students can expect to get help, advice and information about what careers they want to go into, as well as getting invaluable career advice.
There is also the added benefit for local students, in that the college may charge lower tuition fees (compared to England and Wales), so that’s one less thing to worry about.
Since it’s situated in Fort William, there is plenty of picturesque scenery, and medieval influenced architecture still standing today, some of which have been turned into hotels. For the historians amongst you, there’s a rich history containing mining, clues to the first human settlements, not to mention castles too! The guided tours will allow you to explore and investigate everything you want to know within this rich history.
Students at the college have plenty of options to entertain visiting family and friends because there’s so much going on around Lochaber College in Fort William, that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Throughout the year there are various events happening all over Fort William, from comedy entertainment to triathlons, walks and festivals. So whether it’s something active for example waters ports, hiking, eating out, or something relaxing like an alpine massage, day tours or sight seeing the time will fly by!
One of our students tell you about his daily activities in Daves blog the student blogger:
When I went to university to study Computer Science I made sure that I was always prompt with my schedules. Thus I was always wearing Breitling Super ocean 42 Silver watch that my dad gave me. He always reminds us that time is important, it is not usually the number of time that you had but what you do with it which is more important.
I stayed in a real homey room which we searched at rooms for rent Nottingham. For the first few months, I was sad living on my own, I missed the comfort of our home. Sometimes I wondered the use of education and living that far from family. My school is great; it has nice campus, smart teachers, and studious students. Briefly, the environment is conducive for learning which is very important for students. But then, the emptiness that I felt cannot be filled by the good environment. It took 4 months for me to adapt to my new environment. I gained new friends. In order to learn more, one must know how to interact. Learning from books isn’t enough; one must know how
to apply his knowledge and skills. Otherwise, that knowledge will be useless. I met Craig who eventually became my best friend, on our sophomore year he always invited me to his freelance web development gigs. More than the money, his goal was to develop our skills. I learned a lot from him. He did the web design and I handled the programming and writing. We were package deal then. I enjoyed actual working rather than staying inside the classroom. From there I realized that the goal of formal education is not to make someone rich but to refine the soul.
If someone wants to be rich, there are lots of means to do even without finishing degree in college. But then I made sure to finish my course as my dad reminded me that I should aim more than being rich. I have to be productive and be a blessing to other people. He said just being rich will not make someone happy rather it is his “purpose”. So I juggled both studies and my freelance work. I interned at Nottingham SEOcompany and met their SEO expert. Interning for this company for about two months was a breeze. I learned so much from Dave and his team and he eventually became my mentor.
Craig and I decided to start our little company, we used Dave as our SEO service provider and Hong Kong Website Design for the excess web design projects that our small team could not handle yet. We had a great time working with them; we always got positive feedbacks from our clients.
When we graduated from college, our business was somewhat stable then. Just a year after graduation I was able to buy my new house. I asked for my dad’s help to source for a prospective house and he did a great job doing that. I bought my nice house at an affordable rate. He sourced from quick sale, but also had a look at quick sale house and this quick sale property website. My dad also browsed low rate loan Preston to search some good house loan offers. It is really helpful to have my dad in deciding which to buy because he is already experienced. My Dad is really in to his buy to let property and thinks that house prices in the UK double every 7 years.
After two years, I bought dad his dream car a BMW 750i which I found at buy new car, I had to get new car finance for him. He was so happy and proud of what I have achieved. I gave the car to him as my way
of saying thank you for taking care of me and raising me well. Aside from the car, I gave him and my mom a regular supply of herbal colon cleanse to keep them healthy.
Throughout my experience, I learned that schooling and actual learning of things are both important. At the end of the day, what will make you successful is the quality of work that you produce and how you relate with people.