Graduation - Summer 2019

Graduation - Summer 2019

Showcasing the student experiences of a selection of our summer Graduates as they prepare to embark on the next chapter after completing their degrees.

Graduation is a special day for our students, their families and friends, and for everyone at the university. Find out more about some of our Summer 2019 Graduates, their time at RGU and their plans for the future.

Tuesday 9 July - 2:30pm

Honorary - Jo Macsween, Doctor of Business Administration

The former Managing Director of Macsween of Edinburgh, and the driving force behind the company’s evolution from retail butcher to award-winning international haggis brand, has been further recognised with an honorary degree from Robert Gordon University (RGU) on Tuesday 9 July.

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Sarah Hall, Business Management

Working full-time, being a mother to a beautiful daughter, and looking after two dogs – as well as completing one ultra-marathon and three marathons – didn’t slow down Sarah Hall’s chances of crossing the finish line and graduating from RGU.

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Elaine Hamilton, Accounting and Finance

Mum Elaine didn’t give up and is celebrating achieving honours degree.

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Grace Rennie, Accounting and Finance

Not only did Grace Rennie excel at her studies during her time at RGU, but she was also Vice Captain of the netball team and took part in many events to raise money for charity.

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Evie Grains, International Business Management

Evie’s time at RGU led her to experience life away from the Shetland Islands, as well as in another country.

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Eva Cumming, Business Management

Eva turns her love of whisky into career success.

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Wednesday 10 July - 10:30am

Harald Benning, MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Harald Benning decided to pursue a postgraduate degree that would enhance his skillset.

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Wednesday 10 July - 2:30pm

Sophie Allardes, Media

Sophie Allardes is the first in her family to go to university and she has achieved her dream of making them proud as she graduates from RGU with an honours degree.

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Rhiain Mackie, Events Management

Being diagnosed with focal epilepsy during her studies hasn’t stopped Rhiain from achieving her degree as she graduates from RGU.

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Hal McCorry, Media

Hal turns his passion for film into a career. His journey with RGU doesn’t end after he graduates with a First Class Honours degree this summer, as he’s secured a full-time role within the Marketing team after successfully turning his passion into his career.

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Ashleigh Gall, Media

Ashleigh’s strive for success has paid off with a First Class Honours degree.

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Thursday 11 July - 10:30am

Esther Hughes, Advancing Nursing Practice

Hard work, a supportive family and attaining a Master’s degree in Advancing Nursing Practice from Robert Gordon University (RGU) has given a working nurse from Banchory a new career direction.

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Dionne Milne, Applied Biomedical Science

An Applied Biomedical Science student from Fochabers, who is also a record-holding athlete, has thrown herself at multiple learning opportunities and graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) with a first class honours degree.

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Charlotte McInnes, Applied Biomedical Science

With eyes on a future in healthcare, an Applied Biomedical Science student graduated from Robert Gordon University with the first step in her career already secured.

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Bethany Carstairs, Pharmacy

Experience in a pharmaceutical environment gave Bethany Carstairs from Keith the focus to excel in her studies, enter university life and graduate with a Master’s degree in Pharmacy from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

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Thursday 11 July - 2:30pm

Natalie Campbell, Forensic and Analytical Science

Taking on a broad range of experiences to gain sought after transferable skills, an Aberdeen-based Forensic and Analytical Science student graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) on Thursday 11 July.

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Iona Proud, Physiotherapy

By taking full advantage of many placement opportunities, a kind-hearted student from Inverurie has sought out the skills to help others through physiotherapy and graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) on Thursday 11 July.

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Dayna Ransome, Applied Social Sciences

Setting herself up for a career in research, an Applied Social Sciences student from Turiff celebrated her graduation as well as the experiences and professional skills she has gained in the last four years.

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Friday 12 July - 10:30am

Honorary - Joyce W. Cairns, DEd

Joyce W. Cairns, renowned Scottish artist and President of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture (RSA), has been recognised at the RGU graduation ceremony on Friday, July 12.

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Rebecca Main, Construction Management

Rebecca Main was the sole female to graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management when she took to the stage at the RGU graduation ceremony on Friday (July 12).

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Kara Gill, Fashion and Textile Design

Talented and creative student, Kara Gill, is set to enter the world of fashion after graduating with a first class honours degree at the RGU ceremony on Friday (July 12).

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Friday 12 July - 2:30pm

Honorary - Ray Riddoch, Doctor of Technology

Ray Riddoch, a leading figure in the UK’s oil and gas industry, was recognised by RGU after being awarded an honorary Doctor of Technology (DTech) on Friday 12 July.

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Jennifer and Robert Conlan, Mechanical and Offshore Engineering

After years of studying and working together, father and daughter duo, Jennifer and Robert Conlan, celebrate after securing degrees from RGU.

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Chloe Pearson, Mechanical Engineering

Chloe Pearson is on the road to becoming chartered after achieving a Master’s degree from RGU while also securing an engineering job with Apollo Offshore Engineering in Aberdeen.

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Sacha Sivers-Stewart, Mechanical and Offshore Engineering

After achieving a degree at RGU, Sacha is following her in grandfather’s and father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in engineering.

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Nicole Menzies, Digital Media

A dream career in film production is another step closer for Nicole Menzies after achieving a first-class degree from RGU.

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Anna McLeod, Computing - Application Software Developer

Anna McLeod, a prize-winning software developer from Aberdeen, is celebrating after securing both a degree from RGU and a job with Sword IT Solutions.

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