Back of the net for Loren with RGU degree

An Aberdeen Ladies Football Club player is celebrating achieving a different sort of goal, after scoring a degree from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Loren CampbellLoren Campbell (24), from Portlethen, graduated with a BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree on Tuesday, December 8, at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.

The former Portlethen Academy pupil has juggled full-time work with her studies and footballing commitments and said it was personally rewarding to be graduating after four years of hard work.

“I have found my time at RGU very enjoyable but also at times challenging,” Loren said. “The new engineering building and facilities are outstanding and a very enjoyable environment to study in. By completing my degree, I have opened up more job opportunities for myself and have also progressed my knowledge in the current job I am in.

“I’m now looking forward to being able to totally focus on progressing my career in engineering through a working environment and gaining more hands on experience.”

Loren, who trained as an instrumentation designer with Wood Group PSN, has played with Aberdeen Ladies since she was 12 and has worked her way up through the youth systems to the Premier League Team.

She said: “Managing my time between night lectures and training was always challenging and it often ended in me spending most Saturdays studying in the library to keep up with coursework and on top of exams.

“Taking my study books on the team bus on away days was another way I managed to keep on top of my studies.”

Loren added: “With the completion of my degree I’m looking forward to progressing into an engineering roll. I have always had an ambition to work overseas, so I am hopeful that my degree could open opportunities for working abroad in the near future.”

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Jenny RushCommunications Officer | Design and Technology