RGU Winter Graduation 2017

This December RGU and its students celebrated winter graduation at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen. The day saw many proud faces in the audiences from friends, family and academics as our graduates accepted their degrees!

The beautiful Aberdeen backdrop

Luckily over the two days we saw exceptional weather and some stunning scenes. It was superb for graduation photos. Just take a look here.

Snapchat filter

We created a special Snapchat filter for our  graduating students. Lots of our students used it. Did you?


Our graduating bloggers

Recognise these guys? Our student bloggers Athira and Ishola! Keep an eye out for graduation blogs from them both. We are very sad to see them leave! Ishola has graduated from a MSc Energy Management with distinction and is looking to gain a PhD in the near future. Athira graduated in MSc Petroleum Production Engineering . Congrats guys – all the best in the future!

 A few success stories

Michelle Brown

Student Michelle Brown graduated with a BSc (Hons) Occupational Health Practice at Wednesday’s ceremony. Michelle wanted to further her career as a nurse and decided to take up a course with RGU so that she could move into occupational health, especially as an offshore medic. By following RGU’s distance learning route, Michelle continued to work offshore. She has now to gained a staff position as an offshore medic for a leading international energy company. Find out more about Michelle’s story on our news page.

Elaine Anderson and Graham Gordon 2

A couple who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro both graduated at Tuesday’s ceremony with distinction! Graham (MBA Oil & Gas Management) and Elaine (MSc Project Management ). After submitting their final coursework the couple decided to fulfill a lifelong ambition. Good on you guys! Find out more about Graham and Elaine’s story on our website!

Brian Gorn

On Tuesday December 5, after a career spent primarily in engineering roles, Brian graduated with a LLM/MSc in Oil and Gas Law. After spending 30 years working in Oil and Gas, Brian decided he wanted to have additional qualifications related to his work and felt it was useful to update his knowledge.  Brian’s next goal in life is now to move his career into the renewables sector. Well done Brian! You can read more about his story on the RGU website.

Stuart MacBride

Number one Sunday Times bestselling author, Stuart MacBride received an honorary award of Doctor of Literature from RGU. Stuart was presented the award by Sir Ian Wood after his contribution to creative industries and links to the North East was commended. Stuart has been nominated several times for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, has won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library, and was named Best Breakthrough Author at the 2008 ITV Crime Thriller Awards. He gave a very memorable and humorous speech at Wednesday’s ceremony and had the whole audience laughing. Read more about Stuart MacBride on our website.

You can also read more stories about our graduates on the RGU News Page!

Photos from the day

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It was a great couple days, RGU is so proud of all of their students and is very sad to see them leave. Congratulations to all of you! Good luck in all you future endeavours!

From the RGU Student Blog

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