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Volunteering added to learning experience for David


A former pupil of Inverness Royal Academy who went straight into a job after leaving school before deciding he needed to challenge himself, has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Law and Management from Robert Gordon University.

David Munro, BA (Hons) Law & ManagementDavid Munro (27) worked full time in Woolworths at Inverness then in a management role at Vue Cinema before returning to higher education. He attended Inverness College (now the University of the Highlands and Islands) gaining an HNC in Business Management and being named Business Student of the Year for 2011/2012.

“Completing the college course made me want to progress further,” he said. “I’d had practical experience of managing a business and wanted to expand on my knowledge. I’ve always found the legal aspect of business interesting and this course encapsulated both.

“Being out of school for a few years meant it took a bit of an adjustment in lifestyle and a bit of time to get back into the habit and technique of studying. I literally threw myself into various roles at university including class rep, faculty officer and got involved with RGU: RAG.

“While on the RAG committee I helped raise a total of £64,000 and RAG received a special award from the Student Union. The most obscure fundraising activity I was involved in was doing the firewalk at Aberdeen Fireworks Display.

“One of the highlights of my university life was being elected Vice President of Societies and all the related tasks associated with the role, including helping arrange Freshers’ Weeks and many other activities through the year. Carrying out this role in 3rd year while holding down a part-time job was challenging but a worthwhile experience.”

David has now landed a management graduate post with Enterprise Rent a Car.

“Gaining my degree has been one of the highest achievements of my life and I couldn’t be happier. I loved my time at university and made some fantastic friends. I achieved a lot more than just a degree, it gave me volunteering experience which resulted in a number of awards.”

David’s awards included Officers Recognition Award, Freshers Team Member of the Year and Student Recognition Award from RGU:Union and the RGU Student Engagement Award.

 

Release by Kate Yuill
Communications Officer | Business, Management and Law
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