Service children have massive potential to contribute and thrive in higher education. I've spoken to many young people from Armed Forces families who felt their Service upbringing had in many ways made them well-equipped to cope and to thrive at university. The Royal Caledonian Education Trust's Dream Big blog this month features James, a recent graduate of the University of Aberdeen, who reflects on the strengths he developed through mobility and being part of an Armed Forces family. I was particularly struck by his reflection that his unique experience and outlook was an asset in his politics and international relations classes.
James concludes that
the experiences I had growing up actually gave me a really solid foundation to thrive in further education.