Stewart’s blog post

Living in Ardmuir Trinity Court

Situated close to King Street, Ardmuir Trinity Court is the closest RGU accommodation site to beautiful Old Aberdeen. It is a prime location for students with lots to do within a short walking distance, while also being peaceful without the noise distractions of living in the city centre. Speaking from personal experience of living in both Ardmuir Trinity Court and other RGU accommodation, I have been able to appreciate and enjoy the many advantages of living here. (more…)

Look Again @ Garthdee Campus

The Look Again Festival returned last week for the third year running. Unique from previous years, this festival began with Look Again @ Garthdee Campus, with things like exhibitions, talks, workshops and more going on around the University. (more…)

3 Months Into My Placement – Stewart

The opportunity to pursue a placement year was something that attracted me to RGU right from the start, when applying to university. The thought of gaining industry experience in place of 3rd year study was something I knew would stand out on my CV and hoped it would give me a better understanding of the types of career options that are available after university. Also the chance to be earning a salary while still being a student is a massive bonus! (more…)

Aberdeen Christmas Market

Aberdeen is taking Christmas seriously this year! So if you haven’t already explored the various festive attractions around the city, here is an overview to let you know what is going on. (more…)

Do More: British Exploring Society

One of the key things that sets RGU apart from other universities is its employability figures. By focusing significantly on building the skills and work experience that employers look for, RGU students graduate with strong attributes on their CV. Throughout a year of applying to various industrial placements it has become obvious to me how important it is to be continually improving your CV while still in uni. (more…)

S3/S4 Pathology Day

Last  month, secondary students from various schools across Aberdeenshire attended a Pathology day in RGU’s biological science labs. The students listened to short introductions before getting involved in practical experiments across three workshop areas. Each included experiments that would be typical in the 1st year of an undergraduate course of BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science.


The first of three workshops was in Microbiology. The students were sterilising a platinum wire loop over the Bunsen burner. They covered the loop with bacteria often responsible for food poising, E.coli, and then recorded the results. They were then taught about the importance of washing your hands using the “Glitterbug”. In doing this they used UV lights to see the “bacteria” (fluorescent cream) on their hands before and after washing them.


The second workshop was in the blood science laboratory. Students worked through a booklet of experiments and recorded the results as they went. Firstly they checked if the patient’s details matched their blood sample, and examined the results obtained from the analyser. They also made a blood film, observed it under a microscope and learnt about blood groups and typing procedures. Based on the results, they, decided what blood type the patient required for a transfusion.


The last workshop was based on Histopathology (study of tissues), where students were able to detect liver damage in patient’s tissue. By using the Van Gieson’s stain, they were able to see, through a microscope the difference between a healthy and damaged organ.


It was interesting to see school kids working in the university and to see what they thought of RGU’s labs. I think events like this are really beneficial, not just to those thinking of studying science, but to everyone while still in secondary school. Being able to feel like you are working on university level work while in school is great motivation and an opportunity to learn a bit more about what you want to do after finishing school.



Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

The other week we went down to Garthdee to check out a class on bloodstain pattern analysis that was conducted by second year forensic students and was ran by Applications Supervisor Mairi Thomson. The class allowed students to investigate what happens to blood at a crime scene. (more…)

RGU in Autumn

Autumn is one of the most striking times of year at RGU. The many trees dotted around campus turn vibrant orange and the low sunlight reflects colour on the river and buildings. Here are some photos to show how colourful RGU looks in autumn. (more…)

Study Abroad – California


One of the things that attracted me most to come to RGU and study at Aberdeen Business School was the prospect of studying abroad. As I study International Business Management it is compulsory to include an international aspect in our course, whether that be on placement or as an exchange student. RGU enables students from a wide range of courses to go and study in Europe or further afield. (more…)

Introducing Stewart

Hi I’m Stewart! Welcome to my blog!

I study International Business Management and I am currently in my third year. As my part of my degree it is compulsory to study abroad, so I will share some of my experiences of spending a semester in US and hopefully encourage you to consider doing something similar. (more…)