Graduation Stories - Summer 2020

Graduation Stories

Graduation Stories - Summer 2019

Stories from our Summer 2019 graduates.

Harald Benning, MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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

Fiona Neilson, Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

Fiona Neilson comes full circle with RGU.

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.

Rachael Clynch

A willingness to push outside her comfort zone and continue through challenging situations has resulted in a Pharmacy student from West Kilbride graduating from Robert Gordon University (RGU) with distinction.

Natalie Campbell

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.

Iona Proud

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.

Dayna Ransome

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.

Esther Hughes

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.

Dionne Milne

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.

Charlotte McInnes

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.

Bethany Carstairs

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).

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.

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.

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.

Ashleigh Gall, Media

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

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.

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.

Eva Cumming, Business Management

Eva turns her love of whisky into career success.

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.

Elaine Hamilton, Accounting and Finance

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

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).

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).

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.

Ray Riddoch

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.

Jennifer and Robert Conlan

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

Chloe Pearson

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.

Sacha Sivers-Stewart

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

Nicole Menzies

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

Anna McLeod

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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