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Celtic

Sarah Scott talks about her experience of studying at Edinburgh and why she chose to study celtic with us.

Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott is a graduate of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and studied MA Celtic and Archaeology.

"I was drawn to Edinburgh because as a mature student, I was already living in the city and my circumstances (children and finances) meant that Edinburgh was the best option for me."

My student experience

"As a mature student, I really appreciate every learning opportunity. I know these are hard to come by outside a university environment. I’ve also found studying within a small department very rewarding because of the positive relationships with staff, and between students. 

As someone studying Gaelic, the opportunity to be part of a bigger Gaelic community across Edinburgh has been great. There are lots of ways to enhance your experience of Gaelic and to find other learning opportunities, even within Edinburgh."

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My programme

"I don't think there have been any courses, or any practical work, which I have not enjoyed.

My initial contacts with Gaelic poetry, and with Celtic literature (Welsh and Irish in translation) have been particularly inspiring.  There is an enormous wealth of beautiful and powerful material that is not always well known, it has certainly been a revelation to me.

The biggest challenge I’ve faced is trying to integrate university and family life.  In particular, the University timetables and holidays often do not coincide with school hours/holidays, but also dealing with things like children's illnesses.  However, I have found that staff at the University have been very supportive when the need arises."

As someone studying Gaelic, the opportunity to be part of a bigger Gaelic community across Edinburgh has been great. There are lots of ways to enhance your experience of Gaelic and to find other learning opportunities, even within Edinburgh.  

Sarah Scott4th year, Celtic and  Archaeology (MA)

 

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