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Calum McConnell

Name: Calum McConnell


Where are you from?
I am from Conon Bridge, a small village near Dingwall.


Why did you come to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig?
The first reason I came to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig was to become fluent in the Gaelic language.  I studied Gaelic in high school, but wasn’t fluent, so I went to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to further my Gaelic.


What was it like to stay at the College and to be living on the Isle of Skye?
It was very fun, and there is a strong sense of community at the College.  There are lots of beautiful places on the island.  Although Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is very different from other colleges and universities, I really enjoyed it studying there.


What course were you studying?
I was on the BA Gaelic and Media degree course.


Why did you choose to study on this course?
I have a strong interest in the media.  The facilities at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are very good the tutors on my course were very knowledgeable and helpful.  It is a fantastic course with lots of interesting modules.


What was the best thing about the course or Sabhal Mòr Ostaig?
Meeting new people, that was the best thing about Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.  I made lots of new friends while I was there, and we had a lot of fun at the College.  The best thing about the course was that it was very interesting with lots of different modules.


What hobbies did you have while you were at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig?
The ceilidhs were very fun, and there were also lots of music sessions.  I often played football with my friends.  There are many things to do on the island and in the community, such as climbing or going to concerts.


What are you doing now?
I left Sabhal Mòr Ostaig recently, and I am now looking for work in the media sector.  I am doing some work for one or two Fèisean in the Highlands and Islands, and I also did some work on the children’s TV programnme Gleusta.