Award for Greg

RGU graduate from Ellon Greg Rogers with Neil Clapperton chief executive of Grampian Housing Association
RGU graduate from Ellon Greg Rogers with Neil Clapperton chief executive of Grampian Housing Association

A Robert Gordon University graduate from Ellon has recently been named as the second prize winner in memory of a former chairman of Grampian Housing Association (GHA).

Greg Roger, 22, graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) with a first class honours degree in Quantity Surveying.

He was presented with the David Young Memorial Prize at a ceremony held in RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment. The prize is sponsored by GHA and is awarded annually to the student who completes the best surveying integrative studies project at RGU. Greg received the prize alongside a £50 book token.

Greg said: “The award capped off a great final year for me achieving As in all my modules and graduating with First Class Honours. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at RGU with aspects of the course, including the placement in third year, setting me up well to deal with the expectations required in full-time employment.”

Greg completed his placement with Aberdeen-based McLeod+Aitken and is now working full-time with the company.

Greg added: “The Integrative Studies module was arguably the most challenging module in my final year. The module required demonstrating a myriad of aspects of the Quantity Surveying profession from investment advice to cost planning to procurement, also engaging with risk management and whole-life costing.”