Local girls Heather and Loren graduate

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Two local ladies have recently graduated from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, picking up their degrees last Tuesday, December 8.

Loren Campbell from Portlethen graduated with a BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree.

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.”

Meanwhile, St Cyrus’s Heather McKenna picked up her MEng Mechanical Engineering with distinction as well as an industry prize for Undergraduate of the Year developed by RGU in partnership with the Chartered Quality Institute and Wood Group PSN.

The former Mearns Academy pupil said: “It feels very rewarding to have received these awards - like all of the hard work has paid off. It’s great to be recognised and it will be a lovely reminder of my time at RGU.

“I have really enjoyed my time at university - there have definitely had some highs and lows, but it’s all been worth it. I have found the staff to be incredibly friendly and supportive.

“Particular highlights have to be being awarded a place on Petrofac’s scholarship scheme which allowed me to gain industry experience through summer placements, and recently being awarded my degree classification.

“There were some challenging pieces of coursework, and some very late nights, but again, I had a lot of support from fellow students and staff.”