Committing yourself to years of studying at a university? Make sure the campus has everything you need. You will be spending a lot of your student life on campus and it is important you consider this when making your final decision. I encourage those interested in studying at RGU to take a tour of the campus, however I am aware not everyone has the time nor the ability to do so. For those who have visited the campus, it can still take a while to familiarise yourself with everything. From a student’s perspective, this mini tour will highlight some of the main features on RGU Campus.
RGU Campus, based along the River Dee, is a beautiful campus and an ideal place for students. The campus allows easy navigation and provides students with all the facilities and services to best optimise their learning experience. I travel to Garthdee by bus, which is the most common method of transport amongst students. There are local First buses all around Aberdeen and the No.1 bus brings you right into campus. You can purchase bus passes at a discounted rate and you can also buy tickets on the First Bus App which is very convenient (well unless your phone dies). There is also a car park on campus, however if you are planning on driving to Uni don’t forget to apply for a parking permit before you begin.
Watch this short video to see all the buildings on campus:
As a Management with Marketing student, I spend most of my time at the Aberdeen Business School as this is where the majority of my classes and lectures are held. The rest of the time I spend in the Sir Ian Wood Building as this is where the famous library tower is (and where many late nights are spent). Both these buildings have not only great studying spaces but also have many areas to socialise. RGU have a wide range of catering, and for all you coffee lovers, both of these buildings have a Costa. In between these two building is the Faculty of Health and Social Care, another place you can stop by and pick up a coffee. Each building on campus has different kind of food ensuring there’s something for everyone including street food, Subway and many more options (and if that doesn’t take your liking, there’s an Asda down the road).
Walking from the Sir Ian Wood Building to Aberdeen Business School I pass RGU Sports. The Sports Centre has all the sports facilities including the RGU gym – I think we can agree it’s pretty cool to have a gym on campus. It comes in really handy when your timetable is busy and you have long days on campus as you have easy access to the gym to fit in some exercise. An annual student gym membership is £100 off peak and £170 on peak. Very decent I’d say! Down from RGU Sport is the RGU Union. The RGU Union hold many student events throughout the year and also run the fresher’s fayre which allows you to sign up to new societies and sports clubs.
RGU Sport & RGU Union
Continuing up the campus towards Gray’s School of Art you pass lots of green areas, perfect for picnics or some peace and quiet. Walking from one end of the campus to the other takes around 10 – 15 mins to walk the whole length and is a great chance to clear you head and get some fresh air. Finally the best thing about RGU Campus is that it sits along the stunning River Dee. Going down to the river is such a nice option to have to disconnect yourself from work and enjoy some peace. You can always see groups of students having picnics there during summer which creates a really nice atmosphere.
Picnic area in front of Gray’s School of Art & The River Dee
As you can see the campus is massive and you can do pretty much everything here. The facilities at RGU offer great learning and socialising spaces and the campus itself makes RGU a great place to be a student. If you would like a more detailed tour you can take a virtual tour at www.rgu.ac.uk/virtualtours.
Hope this has helped you understand RGU Campus better 🙂