Mar 062014

With thanks to Clinton Maxson.


Two RGU teams heading to the final of a Project Management competition

What is happening? “The Voice”, a team of six MSc Project Management students of The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen is currently taking part in a National competition sponsored by the Association for Project Management (APM) Scottish PM Challenge 2013-2104.

The team is organising a Charity fund raiser Football match with the aim of raising £1500.00 for Rape Crisis Scotland.

Why is it happening? To create public awareness on the negative impact of sexual violence against men and women and press for attitudinal and legal change, as well as encourage the unfortunate victims of the crime to seek professional counselling from Rape Crisis Scotland and its affiliates. The Scottish Sun reported, as of November 5th 2013, an average of five incidents daily.

How is it happening? Two teams will be playing in the football match and they are the Project Management students (MSc) and the Oil & Gas Engineering students (MSc). Attendance of the match is free; however, donations will be taken from well-meaning attendees. Donations are already on-going via

“No matter the excuse it is an unacceptable crime” – Clinton

Kathryn Russell, Chair of RAS (Rape & Abuse Support), who support local survivors of rape and sexual assault and are members of Rape Crisis Scotland, commented:

“We are delighted to hear that The Voice has chosen to organise this event to challenge the many misconceptions surrounding rape and raise awareness of the support services available locally through our helpline and one to one support.”

In addition, a raffle draw will be conducted at the end of the football match for the first 500 people who have made donations and prizes include an annual Tastecard voucher, one semester peak student membership of RGU:Sports Gym, Molton Brown pampering treatment vouchers, Arthi’s food and drink vouchers and books courtesy of Waterstones.

Contact for further information: Clinton Maxson
Phone: 07867 244848

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