Budding journo enjoying life at UWS

Student journalist Alan Caldwell has recently started University, and he isn’t letting COVID-19 get in the way of the new experience.

Alan, 20, undertook a two-year HND Journalism course at City of Glasgow College before moving on to third-year BA (Hons) Journalism at UWS, Ayr campus.

He said:

“The journalism course is going well. Obviosuly it’s a bit different this year, we’re doing lectures over video calls right now due to everything going on with the pandemic, so that’s been something new for me to learn.

“I’m interested in football, so this is a great opportunity for me to continue talking about that for another two years, hopefully, as well as working towards a career as a journalist”.

He is no doubt determined to succeed on his course, but what does life outside University look like for him?

“I’m from a small town called Johnstone, which is just outside of Paisley. It’s not really got much in it, as it’s a town full of older people.

“It’s quite a quiet place. There’s a few supermarkets, takeaways and barbers around, as well as plenty of pubs!

“It’s good because you can hop on a 15-minute train up to Glasgow, so you’re still close enough to the city.”

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