Cream of the crop fly the flag for Aberdeen

A record number of students from the University of Aberdeen have been selected to represent Scotland as part of the Saltire Foundation's entrepreneurial programme.

The 15 students are in their third year of study and are working towards a range of degrees from Mechanical Engineering, to Biochemistry, to Economics. 

Following a competitive selection process that saw hundreds of applications from across Scotland, the ambitious students were chosen based on a combination of attributes including exceptional academic achievement, active citizenship, and personal development.

The successful 15 students are; Aimee Thomson, Anna Kennedy, Camilla Robertson, Craig Johnston, David Healy, Douglas McMillan, Gillian Chivinge, Graceann Robertson, Hannah Marshall, Louis Marlow, Malvina Bondy, Margaret Gough, Olivia Ancell, Riona McGillivray and Stefaniya Ilieva. All will spend their summer break gaining valuable work experience with prestigious host companies such as GlaxoSmithKline in various locations around the world including Singapore, Boston and Melbourne.

Sandy Kennedy, chief executive of Entrepreneurial Scotland said: “This year sees another record intake of scholars of outstanding calibre, drive and ambition.”

Peter Fantom, Head of Careers Service at the University added: “These scholarships from the Saltire Foundation provide an invaluable learning experience for students here at the University.

“We are delighted to have so many students representing the University of Aberdeen in so many prestigious organisations across the world.”