Month: March 2017

What am I preparing for the Pre-Degree Show of fourth year Contemporary Art Practice?

Since third year I have been taking Polaroid photographs of myself to prepare for my fourth year degree show. Sometimes I would take breaks from this project but I would always go back to it. In the morning, I would wake up, reach for my Fuji Instax camera and take my photograph before even looking in the mirror. I would do the same thing before going to bed at night. Each time I would not adjust how I look or pose but just simply look at the camera. Each photograph is of raw emotion and documents the changes in myself.

My First Placement as a midwifery student

It’s been nearly 2 months since I started the first clinical placement of my midwifery course, and 5 months since I started university. Looking back on my first day and how nervous I was, compared to where I am now, I feel as though I have grown and learned so much. (more…)

How to make the most of Open Day!

RGU Open Day is coming soon! It is a great chance to check out what is going on within the university and get some more information about the course you are interested in. Here are 5 top tips for making the most of Open Day. (more…)

My Placement with RGU Communications Team

Hi everyone, my name’s Jane and I’m currently in my third year studying Public Relations at RGU. As part of my course, I am in my last few days of a six week work placement. I have been working in the RGU Communications Office and have loved it! I’ll share with you some more about what I’ve been up to on placement and what my thoughts are as it comes to an end. (more…)

My placement with Matrix

I’m Lauren, a third year Management with Marketing student at Robert Gordon University. At the start of February I began a 12 week part time placement with Matrix Risk Control as a marketing assistant. I had never heard of Matrix before and wasn’t completely sure what they actually did as this was a sector of business I didn’t even know existed. (more…)

Top Ten Tips for writing Your CV

Writing CVs can be stressful and you may be unsure of what the content should include! The Careers and Employability Centre have come up with ten tips for writing your CV! (more…)

Balancing Work and University

As you may be aware, this year I am a fourth year Contemporary Art student at Gray’s School of Art. During your time at university you may need money to pay for things such as your rent or food or even for exhibitions. You may find you will need to take on a job. Try your best to find a job that fits around university work. Never overwork yourself. (more…)

How to network effectively

Have you thought about what you plan to do after university? Did you know that networking with employers is key when it comes to gaining employment? Our Careers team have been providing us with a series of blog posts towards those who are job seeking or soon to be job seeking. Read on to find out their tips on networking! (more…)

Northern Star Business Award

Hi, I’m Katie and I am currently in my fourth year of the Management BA (Hons) course at RGU. Many students consider doing a year’s work placement and to help anyone who is wondering whether to go for it or not, I thought I’d share a bit about my experience and the perfect way to say “thanks” to the businesses and organisations that make it possible. (more…)