David Clarke, BA Social Work

I was delighted to win the Bright Spark category at the Scottish Social Services Awards, which celebrate people who work in social services in this country, and the UNISON Branch Top Male Social Worker Award. It’s amazing to be recognised, especially as I never intended…

Scott Graham, BSc Property Management and Valuation

I’m graduating with a First and the Jones Lang LaSalle Prize for Top Property Management and Valuation Honours Level Student – as well as a year’s experience in a job already under my belt. I never expected to have already been working as a surveyor…

Ronnie Charters, BA(Hons) Multimedia Journalism

I’ve loved every minute of my manic four years at GCU. So much has happened – from being part of a team who interviewed the First Minister until she must have been sick of the sight of us to winning awards for my work. My…

Amy Scott, BSc Digital Design (Graphics)

My magazine design work is being showcased in a global TV advertising campaign. I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity. It all came about through a chance meeting with a GCU alumna, Louise Tierney, who runs Lash Inc, an incredibly successful beauty…

Kayleigh Van Dongen, BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation

I manage GCU’s Soup Kitchen, a team of volunteers who help support homeless people in Glasgow. We prepare hot drinks and distribute them in Cadogan Street in partnership with Feed Glasgow and Emmaus. The Soup Kitchen gives so many people somewhere to go to talk…

Sean Wilkie, MA TV Fiction Writing

The Graduettes, my sit-com, has just launched online. It focuses on three female graduates, their lesser halves and the crazy situations they get into. It’s loosely inspired by a situation my wife and I found ourselves in – very loosely! We filmed the six-part series…

Kylie Fagan, PhD student and Magnusson Award winner

I’m passionate about giving people a voice in local health care and I’m in my second year of a PhD that looks at how innovative communities across rural Scotland are becoming more engaged in their local health services. My PhD focuses on the Nuka System…

Joanne Murray, BSc Psychology

I wasn’t even sure exactly where Sri Lanka was when I spotted an amazing volunteering opportunity there. I joined Sri Lanka Volunteers Global for five weeks. It’s a newish organisation and it caught my eye as it was started by psychology graduates, which fitted with…

Ambreen Saira Hussain BSc (Hons) Optometry

I was thrilled to be named 2016’s Student of the Year by contact-lens manufacturer CooperVision. I was awarded the title at the National Student Summit at the company’s HQ after presenting my research into the effect of contact-lens material on in-vitro wettability in adverse environmental…