Graduate Sam lands another honour

Sam Lyon , 22, from Newburgh, graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from Robert Gordon University on Friday, July 17.
Sam Lyon , 22, from Newburgh, graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from Robert Gordon University on Friday, July 17.

A Newburgh long jumper, who has clocked up 15 Scottish university medals, is celebrating adding another accolade to his collection.

Sam Lyon, 22, graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from Robert Gordon University (RGU) on Friday after managing to balance his study commitments with training and competing in numerous university track and field competitions.

The former Ellon Academy pupil and Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club member said: “It’s been a great experience, I have learnt so many new skills and made so many new friends.”

In September, Sam starts a graduate software engineer role at Aker Solutions.