An Inverurie mum-of-two who was made redundant during the final year of her studies is celebrating graduating with distinction and recently securing a new job.
Lynn Downie graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) with an MSc in Commercial Practice for the Energy Sector on Friday, July 15 at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.
Lynn, who worked in fashion merchandising in London before returning to the north-east, said completing the course has given her a great feeling of achievement.
She now works as a business analyst for Serimax, said she is already starting to see the benefits of having her Masters.
She said: “Having experienced redundancy over the last year I believe that not only having the extra string to my bow, but also showing that I had the commitment to take on something like this at this stage in my career and life has helped me to secure my new role.
Following her graduation, Lynn is now looking forward to being able to spend more time with her family.