Patzi-George Maskame - LLB (Hons) Law

Patzi-George showcases sheer determination to achieve Law Degree while becoming a Mum and studying throughout a global pandemic.

Patzi-George Maskame is proof that you can do anything you put your mind to as she is celebrates graduating with a law degree while balancing her studies with having a baby boy, as well as a global pandemic.

The 21-year-old from Peterhead has graduated from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Law School with an LLB and plans to go on to study further for her Diploma to become a lawyer.

Speaking of her university experience, she said: “The summer before my final year I had a baby boy – his name is Georgie and I don’t know what I would do without him. This last year has been a constant juggling game, but if I can do it, anyone can.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student and my time at RGU. Accomplishing university and leaving with a degree really does make me so proud of myself, especially after the last year.

“I think this year has taught us that you really can accomplish anything when you put your mind to it.”

Patzi-George travelled to Vienna as part of her course at RGU to attend the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which is one of the world’s most prestigious international moot competitions, and said she would strongly encourage all law students to participate in that experience.

“My time at RGU has prepared me for my career as it has taught me how to be self-sufficient and this last year has really enhanced my technical skills”, she continued.

“It has also taught me to be self-disciplined, particularly when studying from home. With sheer determination and hard work, anything is possible.”

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