I started working at Edinburgh Napier University back in 2004. I was 17 years old and was appointed as a trainee technician in Sport and Exercise Science. As part of my role I was enrolled onto the Sport and Exercise Science course as a part time student. After two years I was promoted from trainee to technician, and after 8 years of part time study I graduated from the degree course. Now along with my fellow colleagues in the technical team I assist in the support of learning, teaching, and research/commercial activity within the Sport,Exercise and Health Sciences programmes.