Reward for juggling work and studies

RGU graduate Martin Park with children Lucas and Erin
RGU graduate Martin Park with children Lucas and Erin

Juggling studies with full-time work and family commitments has paid off for an Ellon student who recently graduated with merit from Robert Gordon University.

Martin Park, 39, achieved an MSc Drilling and Well Engineering degree after a four-year distance learning course.

He said: “The last four years have been very challenging as I have had to juggle work, studies and family.

“As a senior operations manager with Enventure Global Technology I manage company operations across Europe, Africa and India which entails lots of regular travel and often phone calls throughout the night.

“I decided to be disciplined and do a minimum of two hours study every day during the week and a half day at the weekend.

“As I spend a lot of time on planes, I would always take this as an opportunity to study, particularly on long-aul flights - a 10-hour flight to Houston was great just before an exam.”

Martin is now looking forward to spending more time with his family and progressing his career.