Alix Russo - BA (Hons) Applied Social Sciences

Alix Russo poses at P&J Live
Alix Russo is on the cusp of her dream job as a police officer after successfully completing the BA (Hons) Applied Social Sciences.

The 23-year-old from Aberdeen was keen to push herself out of her own comfort zone by undertaking her studies at RGU have successfully completed two years of social sciences study at NESCol.  A fascination about society, people and the real world was the catalyst for Alix applying to the University. 

Alix admits her studies have been a bit a of “rollercoaster” although this has stood in good stead for what lies ahead.

She said: “My time at RGU has not been a walk in the park, it has been a rollercoaster to say the least, but in a good way. It has taught me many things and has completely pushed me out my comfort zone. As I had to re-sit third year, if anything, this has made me a completely different person as I realised that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it.  

“This has been a journey, and I can finally share my experience at RGU with friends and family. I have met so many amazing people in my course and joined the RGU Women’s football team and again, have made some friends for life.”

As well as playing the beautiful game and all of the experiences she had with her teammates playing football, she believes a trip to HMP Grampian in Peterhead stands out as a highlight of her studies.  Furthermore, Alix believes she has changed as a person during her time at RGU as she grew in confidence. 

The former Torry Academy pupil also praised the staff from the School of Applied Social Studies who provided support throughout her time at the University and is looking forward to starting a brand-new chapter with Police Scotland.

Alix said: “A highlight for me is becoming more confident. I was always a shy individual who was scared to speak in class or try new hobbies, but being at RGU, it has made me come out my comfort zone, make new friends and start a new hobby.  Students were also able to attend Peterhead Prison as part of the course, which was amazing, so I am glad we got that opportunity.

“I can honestly say the staff on the Social Science course are what made university easier for me. I made really good relationships with some of them which was great, and they are always there for support and advice if I needed it.

“Now, having finished my degree, I am away to join the Police force. This has been a dream job for me ever since I was little and doing a Social Science degree has opened up the opportunity for me to do this. I am extremely thankful for getting this opportunity and starting my next chapter in life.”  


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