Two local students have been honoured recently by Aberdeen College.
Carrie Mouat from Stonehaven and Jamie Robertson, who attended Portlethen Academy, were both presented with Student Achievement Awards by Doug Duthie, Chair of the Aberdeen College Board of Management, at the Aberdeen College Student Achievement and Citizenship Awards Ceremony. Mature student Carrie returned to further eduction in 2011 and took her first steps towards achieving her childhood dream of following in her mechanical engineer father’s footsteps by signing up for a pre-entry course in Mechanical Engineering. Carrie’s lecturer nominated her for an achievement award as she is one of the top students in her class, consistently achieving very high grades in all of her subjects, even statics, thermofluids and dynamics! When Jamie Robertson started an HND Communication with Media course at Aberdeen College in 2011, he noticed that there wasn’t a student magazine. Determined to make journalism his career, Jamie decided that creating one would be the ideal opportunity to put theory into practice. In his award nomination, Jamie’s endless source of energy, friendly disposition and ability to be both creative and organised were cited as the main reasons for his top performance on his course. He also scooped the top prize in the Student Achievement Award category at Scotland’s College Annual Awards earlier in the year.
The Aberdeen College Student Achievement and Citizenship Award Ceremony has now become an established event in the College calendar. High achieving students are honoured alongside those who go the extra mile in class and others who have overcome adversity to attend college. Students who contribute to the communities they live in by helping others or volunteering with local groups are also recognised.