Lisa graduates with a BA Hons!

Today was a very special day for one of our learning journey stars and recent conference speakers, Lisa Thomson. Pictured here with her proud son, Aiden, she graduated with a BA Hons in International Business & HRM from Glasgow Caledonian University.  

When Lisa left school at 16 she did a  modern apprenticeship in Business Admin and IT and achieved two SVQs, and then at 18 became pregnant, so had to juggle working life with the demands of learning to raise a baby.

At the age of 23 she decided to get back into learning and successfully applied for a distance learning course to achieve an SCQF level 7 in Admin followed by the SCQF  level 8 HND in Business.

She kept pushing herself and used SCQF credit transfer to secure entry into the 3rd year of the International Business and Human Resources course at Glasgow Caledonian Uni. Lisa told us: "University always seemed so far away to me and now I have graduated with an SCQF level 10 Honours degree!"

She is currently working as an HR specialist, but one day hopes to come back to education to complete her learning journey and progress to the top of the Framework, achieving an SCQF level 12 Doctoral Degree - when she will be known to Aiden as Doctor Mum!

Well done Lisa on your achievement! We look forward to hearing from you when you have completed that PhD!

To find out more, watch Lisa's learning journey video.