A bright spark from Buckie has been awarded a top industry prize for her outstanding academic performance during her first year of university.
Amy Bruce (18), who is studying Architectural Technology at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, was presented with the Simpson Shield Technology Award for Stage 1 students at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment during a special ceremony this week.
The annual award, donated by local surveyor and designer Raymond Simpson, was established to encourage students to become more engaged with technology and as a result more accomplished in their studies.
The former Buckie High School pupil, who is now in the second year of her course, said: “I really enjoyed my first year and to find out that I had won an award for my work just topped it off really.
“At school, Graphic Communication was my favourite subject and I knew I wanted to study something involving this.
“What swayed me to study Architectural Technology was the fact that it did not just involve the design of a building, but also the technical aspects.”
Architectural Technology course leader, Jonathan Scott, said: “Amy is a very promising Stage 2 student, who shows very good motivation and interests in all things related to the subject.”
Jenny RushCommunications Officer | Design and Technology