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My Thesis – Painting meets Architecture

This thesis challenged the conventional RGU curriculum for a masters’ architecture thesis. My aim was to achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation of the poetics and aura of the Norwegian landscape in which the location of my design is based through painting (this later developed into models and installations as well). (more…)

The Framework of Design: Update and Competitions

So, did you check our exhibition over at Bon Accord? Yes? Awesome (we hope you liked it)! No? Well, you may have missed a thing or two, but look no further! Here is an updated blog just for you! (more…)

My first impressions of RGU

My first impressions of RGU in three words were exciting, huge and energetic. I first saw RGU in September last year and I actually was amazed at how big the campus was. I thought college was really big but there’s no comparison. (more…)

From Art to Mental Health Nursing – The Next Step in my Career Plans

As you may know from my previous blog posts, I studied Contemporary Art Practice at Gray’s School of Art, and graduated last year. (more…)

My first 30 days in Aberdeen: Home Searching Journey

Ping is from Hong Kong and started studying MSc Project Management in January 2018.

Time files. Today is Jan 31. I have been in Aberdeen for a month.

My first home in Aberdeen is Copthorne Hotel at Huntly Street which I stayed there for 12 days. The first week I was busy viewing houses which I arranged before I came.

10 apartments viewed within 5 days. Average 2 apartments per day! (more…)

Life As a Journalism Student

As as Journalism student I am always asked “So you want write for newspapers, right?” Well, yeah…it’s one of many possible occupations I could be interested in, but there is actually more to it than that. The world is open to you, to your creativity and your ideas.

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Many journalism students may fancy writing,  I’m more into video production and writing longer feature stories. I need to express myself and put little piece of myself into my work.

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I feel that my course has helped me to realise what I want to do. Journalism has showed me the direction I want my life to move in. Every time I’m asked whether I enjoy my course, I always say yes and I really mean it. If that shy girl with a lack of confidence didn’t choose to study journalism one year ago, she wouldn’t be where she is now. She wouldn’t be required to step out of her comfort zone and talk to complete strangers. She wouldn’t have made amazing friends with the same interests and goals.

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What I like about my course and probably the British education system as a whole is its more practical approach. I feel like we are expected to use our own initiative in our studies, work on different home projects and study at home as we only have lectures three times a week, which is great!  My home country, Czech Republic, is completely different. Students go to uni in the morning and come back in the evening almost every day. They are given exams throughout the year and have big oral examinations from all subjects they study at the end of each semester. Another reason why I’m happy to be studying Journalism at RGU!

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Graduation Blog – Ishola’s Story

My journey to Robert Gordon University started in the summer of 2016. I searched frantically for schools in order to further my education after my national service in Nigeria. After considering a couple of schools, I decided on RGU based on factors like tuition, course content and its location (oil capital of Europe); the admission process was also seamless and easy. (more…)

Winter Graduation 2017 – Athira

I am excited to return to the RGU student blog after nearly four months. I have used this blog to describe my various experiences as a student at RGU, so it was only fair to return one last time to describe the very special day of my graduation ceremony.
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Back at uni – My first semester of fourth year

It’s been a while since I have last updated everyone about my course. Last year as some of you might know, I began a placement with the RGU Marketing team as a copywriting assistant. It was an amazing year and it went in the blink of an eye. Now I am back at university studying Management with Marketing, and have already finished my first semester. (more…)

RGU Winter Graduation 2017

This December RGU and its students celebrated winter graduation at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen. The day saw many proud faces in the audiences from friends, family and academics as our graduates accepted their degrees! (more…)