Inverurie student ends time at RGU on a high

An Inverurie student has been recognised by Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the Institute for Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for his academic achievements.

Euan MitchellEuan Mitchell (22), who is studying mechanical and offshore engineering, was presented with a certificate of commendation by RGU’s School of Engineering as well as the IMechE Frederic Barnes Waldron Best Student Prize at a special prize giving ceremony this week.

The former Inverurie Academy pupil, who graduated this week, said: “I was very surprised when I found out I had received the prizes. Although I feel as though I worked very hard, I know everyone else on my course did as well.

“Overall, I am very proud and honoured to have won them and would like to thank my lecturers and colleagues that have helped me along the way.”

Euan, who has recently accepted a mechanical engineering role that he will start in the new year, said that he’d found his time at RGU both challenging and enjoyable.

He said: “I believe my course has provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge and experience which will stand me in good stead as I pursue a career in mechanical engineering. I have also met a lot of new people throughout my time at RGU and made some lifelong friends.

“I really enjoyed the summer placements that I completed as part of my course. This gave me an opportunity to put into practice knowledge gained at university and also gain valuable industry experience. I feel as though this experience has been hugely beneficial towards both my personal and professional development.”

Looking to the future, he added: “I plan to continue my development as a young engineer and hope to achieve chartered status in the next few years.”

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Jenny RushCommunications Officer | Design and Technology