From Aberdeen to Children's Hospices Across Scotland - Rami OkashaRami Okasha

MA (Hons) English with Language & Linguistics
From Aberdeen to Children's Hospices Across Scotland

Your Time at Aberdeen

Why did you choose to study at Aberdeen?
The prospectus, course, and location.

What did you most enjoy about your time at Aberdeen? Did you have any particularly memorable student experiences?
I enjoyed being involved in running the Students' Association and the Debater.

If talking to a group of prospective students, what advice would you give them to help them make the most of their time at the University of Aberdeen?
Get involved in activities, clubs and societies!

Your Time After Aberdeen

What was the title of your first job after graduating from Aberdeen?
President of the National Union of Students Scotland.

What did your first role involve?
Leading the national representative body for further and higher education students in Scotland.

What is your current job title?
Chief Executive of CHAS.

What is your current role?
Leading teams of staff who provide care and support to children who die young, and their families.

What is your current location?
Edinburgh.

Please briefly describe the journey from your first job after graduating to where you are now.
I became involved in policy development work and then latterly moved into care, working for the social care and social work regulator.

Was your degree at Aberdeen essential for getting to where you are now? If so, in what way?
It gave me a sound understanding of thinking, listening, and critically appraising information to help make decisions.

One Top Tip

Think about the area in which you want to make a difference - and be willing to change as you go. New opportunities arise, and there are things you can do to help them arise. Always seek to work in partnership and collaboration in your career- more things get done that way.

You can read more about Rami's role at CHAS in this article from The Courier.