Guest Blog Post’s

Working at RGU

It was June 2016 when I had my first day as a Student Ambassador (SA) at RGU with the Marketing team. We were organising Open Day for the potential students for the next year. I had received a briefing for the Open Day in advance and again on the event morning. It was a beautiful Saturday morning and we were expecting around 350 to 400 students and parents coming to RGU to meet staff and have a tour of the campus. (more…)

WELCOME TO #RGUFRESHERS 2017!

It’s that time of year again, when we all pile back onto the 1 & 2 bus to campus in time for inductions. We’ll welcome thousands of new and returning students over two fun-filled weeks! Freshers marks the start of the academic year introducing you to lots of new friends, societies, activities and Aberdeen! Student life can be so much fun if you get involved. (more…)

Why study online distance learning?

Working in the Oil & Gas sector as I have for the last 7 years is not without its challenges. Since the price of a barrel of Brent Crude crashed from over $120 to around $20 (back up to around $52 at the time of writing), over 120,000 people have lost their jobs. That equates to roughly one person every 10 minutes. (more…)

The Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye is a place I wanted to visit since the time I decided to pursue my higher studies. (more…)

RGU: The Graduation Story

It was a day pretty much like any other the only difference being that today, unknown to me, I had a flight to a catch. Beyond that a year or so of meeting new people, learning new things and getting to know this new-found land that I now call home. (more…)

Aberdeen Foodstory Cafe

Aberdeen is a laid back town with super friendly folks, whisky and great food. There are chains of many good restaurants in the town. Though most of these restaurants are multicuisine, a couple of them are famous for signature dishes and distinctive taste. (more…)

Pick of the pride: Learning the Haka

As part of his Journey with the British and Irish Lions Rugby team, Jounalism student and vice president of RGU SPORT Gavin Rittoo will document his experience for us on the RGU Student Blog. Gavin is joined with seven other ambassadors from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. (more…)

My Journey To Aberdeen

My journey to Aberdeen started in 2015/2016. I went through the application process alongside visa interviews and was well on my way to the master’s program I had been accepted for. Luck and/or good fortune prevailed and I was granted a visa two days before I had to actually arrive in the city. (more…)

Holi Festival

As an Indian student, I was keen to go along to the traditional Holi celebrations that took place in Aberdeen. Holi is a Hindu festival, known as the Festival of Colors, it falls on the last full moon day of the Hindu month of Phalgun: around late March or April. This festival is meant to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. It’s not India’s biggest festival, but it’s the most colorful — and probably the one most beloved across the globe. (more…)

Road trip to Peterhead and Newburgh

It was a Friday and one of my friends was leaving town on Sunday morning to pursue new opportunities in his career. I had met him in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon University. As a farewell, we thought to go on a road trip. Aberdeen city is surrounded by a lot of beautiful places which are in close vicinity. Due to our interest in history, we thought to take a road trip to Peterhead. It is almost an hour drive from Aberdeen. (more…)