Staff Spotlight: Hamish Thompson

Resident Director, Scotland


What is your favorite travel memory?

Climbing to the top of Ben Lawers on the banks of Loch Tay in Scotland with a group of Arcadia Students and witnessing a spectacular cloud inversion where the clouds were in the glens with the tops of the mountains peeping through. Very beautiful!

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

A student studying for a semester at the Glasgow School of Art through The College of Global Studies produced and is still producing some amazing work and where he is now I think speaks for itself.

If you could go on any program that your institution offers, which one would you choose and why?

Our Museum Studies Summer Internship gives students a unique opportunity to work with a leader in the field of museum studies as well as take a course in Scottish History as a boot camp to prepare students for 4 weeks of placement.

Students will complete a research project in a heritage related field working in placements such as national institutions to private houses that have been used in films and TV series such as 'Outlander.'

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful institution?

Knowing our students. Being there for our students, ensuring their success and enjoyment of all aspects of our programs from academics to excursions.