Caroline Weir

  • Current role: Footballer for Manchester City women and Scotland
  • Year of graduation: 2015
  • Degree course: BSc (Hons) Sports Studies

Go for it. It's important to take in as much information as possible and get involved in anything you can. You also have to put yourself out there as much as possible because you don't know where it might take you.

We asked Caroline...

What is your current role and how did you get to this point in your career?

I'm currently a professional footballer for Manchester City women and Scotland. I have previously played for Arsenal and Liverpool.

How did your studies at the University of Hertfordshire help shape your career?

My studies helped me to have a distraction away from the pressure of football. It was a great escape from the pitch and really helped me to have another focus. At present I'm playing football full time but I am sure my studies will be useful when I retire from football.

What made you decide to study at this University?

I knew I needed a backup plan after football. I always wanted to go to university and thought that having a degree would give me more security and stability as playing football can be unpredictable.

What was the best or most useful thing about your course?

My course enabled me to meet people from all over the world and gain a greater understanding of sport at different levels.

What is your stand-out memory from your time at the University?

My stand out memory from university was the sports awards - it was always a good night!

Are you still in contact with friends you met at the University of Hertfordshire?

I have stayed in touch with a couple of friends from my time at university. It is nice to see how everyone is getting on.

What advice would you give your younger self if you were starting at the University tomorrow?

The advice I would give myself is to not leave assignments to the last minute! It's also important to keep up to date on reading.

Do you have any advice for University of Hertfordshire graduates who are considering a career in your industry?

Go for it. It's important to take in as much information as possible and get involved in anything you can. You also have to put yourself out there as much as possible because you don't know where it might take you.

What are your future career plans/ ambitions?

I aim to play in Scotland's first ever women's World Cup next summer. I also want to stay fit and continue to enjoy my football.

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