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Passion for science paves the road to success for Laura


A love of science has inspired Highland student Laura Oag to land her dream job as a biomedical scientist after graduating from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

A love of science has inspired Highland student Laura Oag to land her dream job as a biomedical scientist after graduating from RGU.Born and raised in Thrumster, Caithness, Laura (22) moved to Aberdeen aged 18 to study Applied Biomedical Science at RGU after excelling at Wick High School where subjects like chemistry and human biology sparked her interest in science.

A delighted Laura graduated alongside her classmates with an upper second class degree on Thursday, July 11 at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen and she will soon start work at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness as a biomedical scientist.

Laura said: “I have achieved so much studying at RGU and graduating is a very proud moment not just for me but also for my family who have supported me over the last four years. My third and fourth year placements at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Raigmore Hospital taught me so much and I am looking forward to starting my new job in Inverness.”

During her studies, Laura also undertook voluntary work in the multi-disciplinary laboratory at Caithness General Hospital where she developed new skills and increased her experience in a medical setting.

As well as receiving support from her family and friends during her studies, Laura also got engaged to her boyfriend James Taylor who works as the Head Greenkeeper at Wick Golf Club in her second year at university.

She said: “James has been a great encouragement throughout my time at RGU and without his support this success would not have been possible. I was delighted when he proposed to me and I hope we have a long and happy future as we enter the next chapter of our lives together.”

Release by
Ross Anderson
Communications Officer | Health and Sport