Graduation Stories - Summer 2020

Graduation Stories

Graduation Stories - Winter 2020

Stories from our Winter 2020 graduates.

Karen Jewell

Karen Jewell was so happy with her undergraduate experience at RGU that she returned to university to pursue a master’s degree in data science.

Klaudia Sobczak

A Polish-born student with a passion for science moved to Scotland in her teens and continued an educational journey that would lead to her graduating with distinction from the Scottish University of the Year (2021).

Monica Faulkner

A student and self-employed single mum from Edinburgh found the energy, optimism, and resilience while tackling a chronic medical condition and a myriad of responsibilities to graduate with a master’s in applied psychology.

Emily Smith

A dedicated Project Management student from Aberdeen Business School has juggled a full-time job as a key worker in retail while completing her Master’s degree, all during a global pandemic.

Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart who went to Milne’s High School in Fochabers knew RGU was the perfect place to further his love for music and turn his passion into his profession.

Zoe Buchan Web

Zoe Buchan is celebrating success as she graduates with a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from RGU in a virtual ceremony on Friday, December 4

Mark Beats Web

Mark Beats left school at the age of 16 without any qualifications but he has now graduated from RGU with a Masters degree in Project Management, after successfully juggling studying with a full-time job and family life.

David Buchan Web

David Buchan is celebrating success as he has completed a long-held ambition to return to university to gain a Masters degree.

Abigail Coxon

Using valuable practical experience gained from study and keen participation in many placement opportunities, an Ellon-based graduate boldly worked on the frontlines of the pandemic to earn her bachelor’s degree in adult nursing.

Kayleigh-Anne Walker

Seeking to secure a better future for herself and her children, a mother of two graduated in the face of personal illness and a pandemic to gain a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Promotion.

Stephanie Pratt

A dedicated graduate from Inverurie with a future in forensic or clinical psychology was the first in her family to attend university; she leaves with two degrees and a cross-cultural wealth of international experience.

Augustina Ginikawa

Augustina Ginikawa was strategic in her plans to progress her career – she knew she wanted to combine her passion for Information Technology with Engineering and decided to pursue a Masters.

Ludovico Lanni

Ludovico Lanni knew he wanted to pursue Data Science when he started to apply all the principles of data analysis to identify the best university for him.

Rob Budgen

Rob Budgen left school at 14 with no qualifications but decided to pursue a degree to broaden his career opportunities.

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