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Graduation

Lauren Rankine

An Abertay University business graduate will be rubbing shoulders with rock royalty after securing a job marketing a major Scottish music festival.

Lauren Rankine is graduating from Abertay’s Dundee Business School having completed the BA (Hons) Marketing and Business course.

The 21-year-old from Stirling has big plans for the coming year and is targeting both a period working overseas and a stint marketing a new festival, which is set to hit central Scotland in 2018.

While the line-up for the event is being kept closely under wraps, Lauren said an international name had already been booked to appear.

She added: “I’m going to be one of the lead marketers with it and there will be a team of us.

“There will be loads of different business angles to cover and I will be working both on the accounting side and the social media and digital marketing aspects.”

Lauren said coming to study in Dundee had provided her with a strong grounding in business and she is eventually hoping to start her own company.

“I have really enjoyed Abertay and the standard of teaching is brilliant – it’s such an innovative university,” said Lauren, who attended Alloa Academy.

She added: “There are so many people from different backgrounds at Abertay, especially in business, so it’s really nice to be immersed in that.

“I’d like to think in five or 10 years’ time I would have my own company because I want to work for myself.

“When you are working for a company you are making them money, so I would rather do it for myself now I’ve got all the skills to start up a business.

“Firstly I would like to go to Asia to work – I’ve already been to Thailand, Bali and Singapore and I loved it.

“There so many British people go out there doing really well for themselves, so I want to give it a try.”