Double delight for Fyvie graduate

A Fyvie student has two good reasons to celebrate this festive season, after bagging a Masters degree with distinction from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and an industry prize for her academic performance.

Former Turriff Academy student Gillian Clark (23) graduated with an MSc in Construction Project Management on Friday, December 13, from Aberdeen’s Music Hall – the day after picking up the Miller Construction prize for top academic performance on the course.

Gillian, who also studied for her undergraduate degree in Architectural Technology at RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, started working for East Haven Property Management in September as a property administrator.

She said: “I’m delighted to have graduated – five years at university is a long time so it’s nice to have got my foot on the career ladder and being awarded the Miller Construction prize was a lovely surprise.

“Although construction is traditionally a male orientated industry, I personally have never found that’s held me back and the Scott Sutherland School has a fairly equal balance of males and females from what I have experienced.

“Outside of the university I have also been involved with the Aberdeen branch of The Association of Women in Property, which offers support, continuous professional development sessions and networking opportunities to women in any professional role relating to property, from architects and surveyors to estate agents and solicitors.”

Gillian added: “The School was great in terms of the support we got from lecturers, who were all really approachable and always looking to help – from talking to students at other universities, that is quite rare and something I appreciated very much during my time at RGU.”

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Jenny RushCommunications Officer | Design and Technology