Alumni in Focus

Alumni & Supporters

Alumni in Focus

Our alumni are truly inspiring - finding their purpose, realising their full potential and living life to the fullest. Read their stories.

Lydia Ofori

Lydia Ofori

Lydia Ofori, Founder, CEO and formidable force in the finance industry, is changing how people invest by levelling out the playing field for millennial investors.

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Henry Blake

Henry Blake

Henry Blake, Dragon’s Den contestant and managing director of Scottish company WoodBlocX, studied Architectural Technology at RGU in 2001 and now runs a successful business in the Highlands of Scotland.

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Ciarán Russell

Ciarán Russell

Ciarán Russell, Liquid Innovation Manager at Sipsmith Gin in London, graduated from RGU in 2017 with a BSc in Bioscience with Biomedical Science before studying an MSc in Brewing and Distilling at Heriot Watt.

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Mostafa Adel Hanafy

Mostafa Adel Hanafy

Mostafa Adel, a PhD researcher at the University of Illinois, has over nine years’ experience working with and volunteering for leading international organisations including Save the Children, United Nations Volunteers, GIZ and UNICEF.

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Willy Findlater

Willy Findlater

Willy Findlater, Architect Alumnus of RGU, graduated from three degree courses in the 70s. By 1984 he was Director of Architecture on the board of Valtos, an international multi-disciplinary practice.

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Matthew Head

Matthew Head

Matthew Head, Senior Design Engineer for RML Group and Alumnus of RGU, completed an MEng in mechanical and electrical engineering in 2015, on the fast-track Master’s programme.

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Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Anna Smith, alumna and entrepreneur, launched her new book and wine subscription business Words With Wine seven years after graduating and during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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Bethany M Galley

Bethany M Galley

Bethany Galley graduated in 2019 with a BA (Hons) in Communication Design. Her final year photography project - ‘Through the Lens’, won her the prestigious BP Design Award 2019.

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Erin Smith

Erin Smith

Erin Smith took the bold step of starting her own creative film and video production company, Pink Sphynx Media, straight out of university and during a global pandemic.

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Ed Pollock

Ed Pollock

Ed Pollock joined RGU as a student of Events Management. Fast forward nine years and several roles with the university, he’s now Innovation Manager for the RGU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.

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Rachel Sim

Rachel Sim

Rachel Sim started her homeware and soft furnishings business Spruce Homeware in 2020, after graduating into a global pandemic and at a time when employers were not taking on new staff.

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Bibo Keeley

Bibo Keeley

Bibo Keeley graduated in Contemporary Art in 2019 and lives in a two-artist household with her husband Brian Keeley. Her art focuses on her life experiences and being deeply connected to nature.

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Sofia Pellaschiar - My Self Love Supply

Sofia Pellaschiar

Alumna Sofia Pellaschiar, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in International Business Management in June, runs an inspiring platform called My Self-Love Supply, which she launched during her third year at RGU.

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Madame Modish - Damilola Oke

Madame Modish - Damilola Oke

Madame Modish runs a fashion and style consulting agency in her home city of Lagos, where she has recently authored the first fashion and style book to come out of Nigeria.

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Patrick Baker

Patrick Baker

Patrick Baker, RGU Alumnus and published author, recently released his third book, The Unremembered Places - Exploring Scotland’s Wild Histories, which has been shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Mountain Literature Award.

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Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson is a young inventor who last month launched M:X®, a sports nutrition brand with innovation at it's core.

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Dr Christina Mackaill

Christina Mackaill

RGU Alumna and frontline NHS doctor Dr Christina Mackaill develops zero gravity method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) suitable for astronauts in space.

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Clare Campbell

Clare Campbell

Clare started a Highland Tartan Uprising on 14 October 2017 and with the help of her rebels, has built a brand that truly understands the value of authenticity and integrity.

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Ewelina Mistek

Ewelina Mistek

The Forensics graduate is fighting crime with chemistry, being one of only twenty students selected to complete a STEM graduate research fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Catherine Ross

Catherine Ross

The award-winning artist, who was born in the arctic town of Yellowknife in Northwest Canada but grew up in Scotland, has spent time since graduation developing her skills and building her portfolio.

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Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes

A young Aberdeen artist presented his first solo show, after returning to Gray’s School of Art as Painting Graduate in Residence.

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