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My Student Journey to Graduation

So 5 years ago it was time for me to leave secondary school, totally uncertain of what I was going to do, so I attended an open day at NESCOL (North East Scotland College). (more…)

My Time at RGU –best bits

This week, my time at RGU as a student has come to an end – I will be graduating with a 2:1 in Management with Marketing and I am so proud of myself! (more…)

My Masters course: International Marketing Management

After completing my undergraduate degree in Events Management, I made the decision to stay in Aberdeen and study masters for one more year at RGU. I was hesitating between two very different courses which were Financial Management and International Marketing Management. However, I was sure that I wanted to continue my studies at Robert Gordon University. (more…)

My final year exams – study tips

So it has come to the end of my university experience. I can hardly believe it. This year has been so quick I don’t feel as though I have left yet. It still feels as though there is more to come! I think part of that is down to the fact that you are in this whirlwind for 8 months. (more…)

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!

Jana