Graduation Stories - Summer 2020

Graduation Stories

Graduation Stories - Winter 2020

Stories from our Winter 2020 graduates.

Karen Jewell

Karen Jewell - MSc Data Science

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.

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Klaudia Sobczak

Klaudia Sobczak - MSc Analytical Science with Drug Analysis and Toxicology

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).

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Monica Faulkner

Monica Faulkner - MSc Applied Psychology

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.

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Emily Smith

Emily Smith - MSc Project Management

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.

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Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart - BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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.

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Zoe Buchan Web

Zoe Buchan - BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

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

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Mark Beats Web

Mark Beats - MSc Project Management

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.

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David Buchan Web

David Buchan - MSc | LLM Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Law

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

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Abigail Coxon

Abigail Coxon - BSc Adult Nursing

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.

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Kayleigh-Anne Walker

Kayleigh-Anne Walker - MSc Public Health and Health Promotion

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.

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Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie Pratt - MSc Applied Psychology

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.

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Augustina Ginikawa

Augustina Ginikawa - MSc IT for the Oil and Gas Industry

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.

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Ludovico Lanni

Ludovico Lanni - MSc Data Science

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.

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Rob Budgen

Rob Budgen - BEng Mechanical Engineering

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

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