OA Graduations 2020


Patrick Bowman (2013) graduated as a doctor (MBChB) from Glasgow University last year.  He is now an FY2 Doctor, working in A&E at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.


Anya Bowman (2015) completed her Occupational Therapy Degree earlier this year at Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh and is looking forward to the ceremony which is due to take place next summer.   She is currently working with The Good Care Group.


Monica Murray (2016)has recently graduated from the University of Amsterdam, with an LLM in Public International law.   She will be interning with the International Bar Association as of January 2021, working in the office of the Executive Director, and conducting research on International Criminal Law, and International Humanitarian Law.





Ross McDonald (2015) graduated in June this year from Strathclyde University with an MEng (Masters) in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with distinction.

He is currently undertaking a graduate engineering role with SP Energy Networks, which is going very well.  Ross has shared :- 

“The graduate scheme with SP Energy Networks is going really well so far. I was able to complete the initial training and trade appreciation at ScottishPower’s training centre out in Cumbernauld which gave me the opportunity to meet the other grads in person - socially distanced of course - with a couple of them being OAs too. I have recently begun a project which will see me through to the New Year, when I will begin my rotations around the business to add to my experience of the various teams and see how they maintain, improve, and operate our electrical network. At the end of the two year grad scheme, I want to become an operational engineer - working out in the field - so that I can gain a real understanding of the Scottish Power’s network, how it works, and learn more about the assets deployed on the network”.

Ross has also narrated a video for ScottishPower which you can listen to here : https://bit.ly/3pA0i1z



Sophie Byrne (2015) is due to graduate from the University of Glasgow in December 2020 with an LLM with Distinction in Intellectual Property Law, having gained a First Class LLB in 2019. She is the recipient of this year's Cloch Solicitors Prize for best performance on her course and is currently undertaking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, also at the University of Glasgow.

Sophie has secured a traineeship with Anderson Strathern due to begin in September 2021 and plans to work in the field of commercial law, specialising in intellectual property.