Day 279- Catherine, 18, Glasgow

I am studying at Glasgow Caledonian University doing Social Sciences. I am also an MSYP for Glasgow Southside, a YC in GYC and a YOYP 2018 Ambassador!


Which young Scot inspires you?
All young Scots inspire me as through my SYP, YOYP and GYC work I see on a daily basis that young people are actively challenging the negative and untrue stereotypes associated with them.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about living in Scotland has to be the fact that we have free tuition to study at university. This is important to me as I am a great supporter of the idea that nobody should be denied a place at university, due to financial barriers.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
If I could tell older generations one thing about young people it would be that contrary to the stereotype, the majority of young people are actually making a positive difference to the world, Although there is a small amount of young people who back up this stereotype, the majority of young people are just living their average lives and contributing positively to the world.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date has to be that I am started studying at university in September, doing the course I love at a fantastic university.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would love to potentially achieve a PHD in the future as I would love to research Politics in serious depth. I would also love to then achieve a Postgraduate in teaching to teach future young people all about modern studies and politics, to share my passion for the subjects!

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
My message to young people would be to not let your exam results define you as a person. Letters on a certificate don’t define you. If you believe in yourself you can achieve anything regardless of what a results certificate says!

If Catherine’s story has inspired you, why not share it on social media using the hashtag #MyStory365 or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to share your own story!

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