An Aberdeen graduate has dedicated his success to the memory of his family after gaining a first class honours degree despite personal tragedy.
Edward Pollock was studying events management at Robert Gordon University when his dad passed away.
The 23-year-old said he was “incredibly proud” to be taking home his degree after overcoming personal struggles, adding he now feels like he has “RGU in my blood”.
Edward had an interest in events management from an early age. He planned many events during his time at school in Dubai, including a model United Nations conference.
Edward, a former student president, said: “I’ve met amazing people and had to work so hard. It certainly was difficult, my mum passed away when I was a teenager and my dad passed away while at university, just on the same day I won my first president election.
“So, reflecting back on that, I’m proud to have overcome and managed some really difficult personal struggles and been able to prove to myself, and the memory of my family, that I could do it and do my best by getting all As.”