By Chris Toner
A university honours student cannot wait “to finally get the full experience” of being on campus next Friday.
Scott Bradley, who is studying on the sports journalism pathway of the University of the West of Scotland’s BA Journalism programme, has not been on the university’s Ayr campus since his interview for a place on the course in February 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 24-year-old, of Old Kilpatrick resident, had to endure a year of online learning because of restrictions preventing on-campus learning. “It was very difficult, it’s very strange doing a degree online. But as it went on, I was able to adapt to it,” said Bradley.
It also became apparent to Bradley that as the year progressed, there would be no access to the campus, stating: “The way the pandemic was going, it was very obvious that it was impossible pretty much to get students on campus.”
Despite the challenging circumstances, Bradley was able to obtain an ordinary degree, something he described as a “huge achievement” that he is “massively proud of”, adding: “We were under such difficult circumstances and we managed to pull through and get that degree.”