Winning Students

Winning Students

An insight into Scotland's scholarship programme. Winning Students scholars Ross Murdoch and Amy Regan talk about their sporting careers, their studies, and the support they receive from Winning Students.

What is Winning Students?


University of the West of Scotland student Kirsty Gilmour balances her BA Creative Industries Practice degree whilst being the #1 female badminton player in the UK.

She speaks about her badminton career, her time at university, and how she balanced both with the help of Winning Students.



The Scottish FA National Performance Centre for women's football opened its doors in 2009 at the University of Stirling and is now based at Heriot-Watt University.

Scotland’s first national centre of excellence for women’s football has been established through a partnership between the universities, Winning Students and the Scottish FA.

In this video, former Scottish FA High Perfomance Manager, Willie Kirk talks about how the Performance Centre works and football scholar Kirsty Smith speaks about her career and Winning Students scholarship.


Jack McDonald speaks about his experience in golf, his time studying Maths at the University of Stirling, and the support he received from Winning Students.

High Performance Coach, Dean Robertson talks about Jack's progress and the links between Winning Students and the golf programme at Stirling.


Fergus and Douglas Roberts are part of the high performance triathlon programme at the University of Stirling and being part of Winning Students helps them combine studying, for their respective degrees in Environmental Geography and Environmental Management, with training and competing across the world.

We spoke with Fergus and Douglas ahead of the new season...

Individual Scholarships

GB target shooter, Seonaid McIntosh, studies Electrical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and has benefited from the academic flexibility and funding support offered by the Winning Students programme.

Find out how she combines studying with competing on the world stage...