Freshers

Welcoming new students – Being a student ambassador

With the new academic year starting many of RGU’s new students are starting to arrive at Aberdeen International Airport. As a fellow international student, I decided I wanted to work as a student ambassador and be involved in welcoming people as they flew into Aberdeen from all over the world!

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Welcome to RGU: Your first week!

Welcome, all our arriving students! I’m sure you’re all very excited and looking forward to what’s ahead. Some of you may be new to RGU, Aberdeen or even Scotland. We want to make you feel as welcome as possible so we have come up with a few tips for you to get settled in: (more…)

Why Choose RGU

Thinking about coming to RGU? We asked out bloggers for their reasons about why you should choose RGU! (more…)

Scottish Fashion Awards Experience

Throughout the Fashion Management course there are many exciting opportunities, with industry experience highly encouraged. It is key to be resourceful and use your initiative in finding these experiences. The Fashion Management Facebook page is a useful tool with lecturers alongside past and present students posting current job offers. (more…)

Top 5 Tips for Freshers Week

Freshers is such a fun time for everyone and can be slightly overwhelming. Here’s my 5 tips to help you get through the two weeks of madness! (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 should you choose Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University?

Ever since I went to an open day at Grays, while I was at academy, I have been determined that I would attend Grays. Each person freely expressing themselves with their art, walls covered in ideas and a place I dreamed to become a part of. I was so excited when I received my letter saying that I had been accepted into the Contemporary Art Course at Grays. The school is even better than I had imagined. Here are a few reasons why you should pick Grays as your choice of Art School; (more…)

How to deal with Homesickness

Ever since I have left my country, visits back have gradually decreased. There have been periods of 6 months of not seeing friends and family from home. But regardless of how long you need to wait till you go home, it will always feel like a stretch. Some periods of time are worse than others, however, after being in Scotland for over two years now, I’d like to share some things I do to avoid feeling as homesick. (more…)

What am I preparing for the Pre-Degree Show of fourth year Contemporary Art Practice?

Since third year I have been taking Polaroid photographs of myself to prepare for my fourth year degree show. Sometimes I would take breaks from this project but I would always go back to it. In the morning, I would wake up, reach for my Fuji Instax camera and take my photograph before even looking in the mirror. I would do the same thing before going to bed at night. Each time I would not adjust how I look or pose but just simply look at the camera. Each photograph is of raw emotion and documents the changes in myself.
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How to make the most of Open Day!

RGU Open Day is coming soon! It is a great chance to check out what is going on within the university and get some more information about the course you are interested in. Here are 5 top tips for making the most of Open Day. (more…)