Two RGU teams are heading to the final of a Project Management competition

Two teams of Robert Gordon University (RGU) students have beaten tough competition to make it to the final of a project management competition.

A group of RGU’s Aberdeen Business School’s MSc Project Management students recently competed in the PM Challenge and two teams – Ladies in Red and The Voice – are heading to the final in Edinburgh after coming out on top.

Project Management StudentsLadies in Red, which consists of Kimberley Applegate, Kathryn Cumming and Janina Schild, and The Voice, who is Clinton Maxson, Kuang Wong, Joseph Oguntoye, Olatunde Musa, Terri Amadasun, and Jasmine Mohamed Ali Mohamed Khalil  (corr)  worked together to prepare and develop a project of their choice based on the challenge theme – Innovation while Raising Money for Charity.

MSc Project Management Course Leader, Langes Supramaniam, said: “This is a big achievement for our students. The competition provides teams with an invaluable opportunity to work through the complete life cycle of a project from conception to close-out.

“There are four finalists and the fact that two of them come from RGU is a great achievement.

“The PM challenge isn’t just a fantastic experience for individual’s personal development but it also opens fantastic opportunities for the future and seeing RGU’s students put into practice what they are studying makes me believe they will go far.”

There are two key phases to PM challenge; project conception and project execution. During the first phase teams develop their concepts and project plans which are submitted to the APM board for judgement.

Four finalists are then selected and allocated a £100 budget to execute their project to competition. The four finalists will present their project outcomes during the PM Challenge 2013-2014 Finals Night when a winning team will be chosen by a judging panel of Project Managers and practitioners from industry, and awarded their prizes.

For more information on RGU’s MSc Project Management, please contact the course leader Langes Supramaniam at

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Stacey Horne

Communications Officer

Robert Gordon University |Aberdeen Business School

Tel: 01224 262036