Claire, is a 25 year old student from Luncarty in Perthshire, currently studying a Postgraduate degree in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. Claire has always been very sporty and is really looking forward to starting her new role as a Physiotherapist in Glasgow and Greater Clyde in February!
Which young Scot inspires you?
A young Scot who inspires me is my oldest AND youngest friend Eilidh. Eilidh has always had the urge to help others, fuelled by her own health struggles with a spinal condition known as scoliosis which caused Eilidh to spend weeks in hospital at a very young age. She used this experience to inspire her to study 3-D Design at Robert Gordon University and she now uses her skills to accessorise prosthetic limbs which are fun and fashionable designs to improve morale for those wearing artificial limbs. I think Eilidh is someone very special and she really does inspire me.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would most like people from older generations to know that they should keep supporting young people and enable us to learn.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is studying at Dundee University where I graduated with a 2:1 Honours degree in Sports Biomedicine. This allowed me to study Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, and I’ll be graduating in this later on this year.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about growing up in Scotland is the people and the places. I feel like us Scots are generally very friendly and welcoming people which makes me very proud to call Scotland my home.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future I would like to specialise in Neurological Pediatric Physiotherapy. I really enjoy this side of Physiotherapy and it will allow me to use my skills to help children with varying levels of physical and mental disability.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
If I had to give a message to other young people in Scotland I would say that hard work really does pay off. Although life will challenge you at times, it’s important to stay positive, as one day you’ll look back at all your achievements and you’ll be really proud of yourself.
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