Guest Blog Post’s

Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People

My return to RGU Blog

I graduated from RGU the first time around in 1998 with a diploma in mental health nursing. Following this, I have worked in acute mental health settings and travelled across Australia, working in a variety of mental health environments. Since 2001 I’ve been working on and off in the specialised field of mental health and deafness. (more…)

Advanced Practice Week – Working as a community Nurse in the Orkney Isles

I’m Helen a senior community nurse, living and working in the beautiful Orkney Isles.  I’ve lived in Orkney all my life, with the exception of the 3 years I lived in Aberdeen studying for a diploma of higher education in adult nursing.  On my return to Orkney, I found my way into community nursing after a short stint on palliative/cancer care ward.  It wasn’t long before I realised most doors which led to progressing a career in community nursing were closed without a degree. (more…)

Advanced Practice week: Offshore medic & health advisor

I have been an offshore medic/health advisor for 8 years now, prior to that I worked as a Staff Nurse for the NHS down in London.  My time with the NHS was spent working in Acute Medical Admissions, Intensive Care and also as a Substance Misuse Nurse in a prison. So you could say I have had a varied career. (more…)

Advanced Practice Week: Cardiology Medical Support Nurse

Hi, my name is Anna Clinton and I am a Cardiology Medical Support Nurse at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  I have been enjoying my advanced nursing role for around 4 years now.  When I think back to when I started the post I have progressed greatly, not only professionally and personally too! (more…)

ADVANCED PRACTICE: How did I get here?

26 years ago I started my career with the Scottish Ambulance Service as a fresh-faced young man with no real concept of the big world out there. I’d been a member of Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team for a while and had experienced a few challenging rescues which I hope had kept me grounded. But nothing can really prepares you for working in Pre-Hospital care in a busy city station. (more…)

British Science Week

This year as part of British Science Week RGU offered a number of exciting workshops aimed at school pupils to ignite their passion for STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths). (more…)

Mental Wellbeing Society

RGU Mental Wellbeing is the first UK society run by students dedicated to promoting positive & improving mental wellbeing of students and staff. We are open to all to become a member, volunteer or simply attend any of our events, such as Therapets. (more…)

The International Meet and Greet Student Ambassador

I stand in the airport ‘arrivals’ waiting for strangers. I don’t know who they are or where they’re from, but they’re coming to study here, in Scotland, and it’s my job to welcome them. I’m possibly the first Scottish person they’ll meet – and the face of Robert Gordon University – where they’ve chosen to study abroad for a period of time. (more…)

My Journey at RGU

I began my MSC at RGU in the early part of last year. On arrival, I had a lot of fears and concerns. Firstly, I saw the God-given opportunity to study in the UK as a springboard into my career which had to be utilised effectively. But though I had good grades from my undergraduate program in my Nigerian university, this was my first time studying outside of my country and I didn’t know what to expect from this “new system”. (more…)

Placement year and 4th year uni life

So it’s time to reflect on my university experience. I’m now 2 years graduated (crazy – time flies!) and I’m about to tell you a little bit about my final 2 years at uni. (more…)