Aimee is currently completing her HND in Events Management and works part time at Ross Hall Hospital as a patient administrator. Aimee is part of the co-design team, supporting the TEDxYouth@Glasgow Year of Young People 2018 event, taking place at the SEC Armadillo on 31st May.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I grew up in a small town called Kirriemuir and I was lucky enough to have lots of outdoor hobbies such as horse riding and skiing. For me, the best thing about Scotland is the countryside and the freedom we have here. I moved to Glasgow last year to complete my HND so now I have to best of both worlds living in the city but visiting my home town in the countryside. We are also extremely lucky to have free healthcare in Scotland and a good education system.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
The youth of today are a lot more open minded than previous generations and I believe that they have to be. Our generation have to be open minded about things such as sexuality, gender issues, race, school stress, body image etc. Young people’s voices matter and they are starting to be heard. It is the youth that are going to bear the consequences of the actions of today so I think that it is older people’s duty to ensure that our actions do well to the environment and no more harm is caused.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement so far was moving to Australia alone when I was 19. It was such a big achievement because I had no experience of traveling or living away from home and had to completely depend on myself.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would like to live in different countries throughout my life so that I can experience the cultures and lifestyles of the people living there.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My message would be not to take life to seriously! Be open minded about lots of changes, some good and some bad. The challenges will help you learn and help you progress.
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