Kirstin Marshall, BA (Hons) International Marketing

I first got involved with the Simon Community Scotland through a marketing internship for my programme and was taken on to run its social media strategy. This summer I was able to to launch its new project to help combat period poverty alongside MSP Monica…

Adebayo Aibinu, research student

My only involvement in politics before being elected Glasgow’s first black councillor was representing the student voice as a Research Student Leader in the School of Health and Life Sciences! I joined the Conservative Party after the general election in 2015, but only became active…

Sally Fraser, BA(Hons) International Events Management

I’m using the skills I’ve learned on my programme to organise a children’s charity’s first grand summer ball and I’m determined it’s going to be one of the season’s highlights. I’ve have  gained valuable experience volunteering for charities, which is helping me to become a successful event…

Lily Hosie, BSc Physiotherapy

Volunteering in Nepal has given me a whole new perspective. I was able to carry out a placement as part of my physiotherapy studies in Pokhara, Nepal, thanks to funding from Sir Alex Ferguson’s Mobility Scholarship. Travelling with www.worktheworld.co.uk , I was based in Manipal…

Doug McCorquodale, BA International Business and Tourism Management

The generosity of Sir Alex’s Mobility Award has helped me realise a lifelong ambition – studying in another country. The experience was genuinely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and, as a result, I’ve created memories and friendships that will last forever and enhanced my career opportunities. The…

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…