University management students in Aberdeen have raised a five-figure sum for charities.
Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) students organised events which brought in more than £15,000 for nine good causes.
The project was part of RGU’s event management degree course at the School of Creative and Cultural Business where nine groups of final year students were each allocated to a specific charity.
All profits from the event were donated to the charities Aberlour, The Archie Foundation, Alcohol and Drugs Action, Cornerstone, CLAN, Inspire, Make a Wish, Marie Curie and VSA.
The students were tasked with creating an event which was not part of the charity’s normal events calendar while still reflecting the brand and principles of the organisation.
Additionally, the students designed event templates the charities could continue to use in the future for their event planning.
Dr Rachael Ironside, lecturer in events management, said: “Each event has raised a significant amount of funds for the charity which I am sure will go a long way to helping the fantastic causes that have been supported this year. We are incredibly proud of all that they have achieved and I am sure that our soon-to-be-graduates will be leading the way in the events management industry.”