Growing up a small town with high ambitions, Eva Armour always aspired to go to university, gain independence and meet new people.
Eva, from Campbeltown, certainly achieved that when she graduated with a BA (Hons) Management with Marketing from Robert Gordon University (RGU). She now intends to build on that to pursue a career in the fashion industry.
“When I was 17 and not entirely sure what I wanted to study, marketing appealed to me due to the creative aspects of the discipline and the vast range of options available from a marketing degree. I was particularly attracted to the RGU course due to the consistently high graduate employability rates, study abroad opportunities and the focus on gaining transferable workplace skills.
“Having spent so many late nights and early mornings in the library over the past year, I’m really proud of my academic achievements in gaining straight A’s in my final year and graduating with first class honours.
“One of the key highlights was my experience with Erasmus in second year when I got the chance to study at the Brest, Brittany campus of France Business School. This experience grew my cultural awareness, opened my mind to new opportunities and made me more adaptable to new environments and I believe shaped me into becoming a more confident and open-minded individual,” said Eva. “My greatest memory from my time at university will be the friends I made along the way, particularly in the final year when everyone grew a lot closer and supported each other.”
Eva will resume her studies at RGU in September having been awarded a fully-funded place on the MSc Fashion Management course.
“Having held a strong interest in fashion from a young age, my dream has always been to work in the fashion industry but when leaving school at 17 I was afraid studying Fashion Management would restrict me if for some reason I decided this was not the route I wanted to follow. However, having focused my final year thesis in the luxury fashion industry and having held a part-time job in this during my time at university I am confident this is the path I want to follow.”
She’s particularly pleased to be continuing her studies at RGU.
“From my first day at RGU is was clear that it was a community that all of the staff and students are incredibly proud to be part of. It was also evident that it was a university in a proactive stage of growth and improvement. This is backed up by the recent Gold Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating awarded to the university and I am very proud to be an RGU graduate.”
by Kate Yuill
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