Mairi McKinnon

Place of Birth?:

Perth, Scotland

Where did you study?:

The University of Edinburgh

What did you study?:

Psychology with Biological Sciences

If you could go back to S5, would you study another subject?:

I regret not taking Physics at school. I would have liked to have tried my hand at Engineering if I did.

What was your favourite part of Higher Education?:

Definitely, the independence. I moved away from home to study so it was the first time I had the opportunity to live with other people who were not my family. I became responsible for my own finances, time-management and wellbeing – paying bills, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, studying and socialising.

What is your favourite part of working with LIFT OFF?:

The young people we work with – so many different characters and personalities! The knowledge that we can really make difference to people’s educational journeys, through our expertise and networks, is very rewarding.