international

The Framework of Design

Ever wondered what it’s like to notice yourself going mad, yet enjoy what you are doing to the bone? Yeah I never thought that would happen either, but studying architecture is exactly that. (more…)

British Exploring Society Expedition

Towards the end of last year, I wrote a blog post around my preparation for an upcoming expedition to the Indian Himalayas that was taking place in July 2017. I have now been on that expedition and thought I would write another blog to share some of my photos and a little bit about my experience.

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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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Introducing Jana

Hello people! Welcome to my blog! My name is Jana, I’m a 20-year-old Journalism student who came to Aberdeen from the Czech Republic. (more…)

What Is Fashion Management All About?

As I mentioned in my introductory post, I want to give you, the reader, a better insight into the Fashion Management course at RGU. Studying this course has allowed me to gain and develop a wide range of transferable skills relating to fashion and business. (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…)

Working at RGU

It was June 2016 when I had my first day as a Student Ambassador (SA) at RGU with the Marketing team. We were organising Open Day for the potential students for the next year. I had received a briefing for the Open Day in advance and again on the event morning. It was a beautiful Saturday morning and we were expecting around 350 to 400 students and parents coming to RGU to meet staff and have a tour of the campus. (more…)

Preparing to travel to RGU – an Indian checklist

I remember July 2016 very vividly, as I was trying to jump ships from one degree to another. It was a matter of travelling halfway across the globe and my only source of information about life in the UK was the internet. I would like to use this post to share with you information I have gained and experienced about education and living in the UK. (more…)

End of Placement Year

Three months into my industry placement, working as part of RGU’s marketing team, I wrote a blog on my initial thoughts and feelings around my placement. I am now coming to the end of my placement and this blog will discuss my experiences and what I have learned from a year in industry.

To think about what I have gained from this year, it is important for me to look at the new skills that I have been able to learn – and to start thinking about how I can apply them in the future.  My job role was to provide visual content to assist the marketing team, which included photography, video production and animation. I started the placement with a rudimentary knowledge of photography and video based on personal interest, but quickly felt my abilities improving. Looking back on the work that I was producing at the start of the year compared to that of now, gives me confidence that my capabilities to produce a various types of digital content has improved greatly.

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Perhaps one of the most beneficial parts of working as part of a marketing team has been to opportunity to learn from the people around me. The team has changed considerably throughout the year but that has allowed me the chance to meet and work with professionals from a number of different backgrounds. Everyone I have worked with while on placement I have found to be extremely supportive and friendly which has helped me to grow in confidence as the year has gone on.

Studying International business management has meant that my course is quite different to the actual tasks that I have had on placement, while the coursework modules have allowed me to relate my practice to theory. Overall I found my placement to be very enjoyable and I believe this was a direct reflection on my grades as I got A’s in both the placement itself and the Management in Practice coursework. As much as I have enjoyed my placement year and gained a lot of useful experience, I do not feel that it necessarily means digital marketing is a career path that I see for myself in the future. Despite this, doing placement will greatly help me in returning to 4th year as real-life experience of what makes up the different functions of business will help me to be continually thinking about my work in a practical context – but keeping an open mind.

 

 

I know that placements are drastically different between courses but I believe the chance to gain industry experience whilst still being a student is a great opportunity offered by the University, which already has good ties to industry. Speaking for myself, I would encourage anyone to seek out a placement as you really do learn a lot. You learn skills that can make you stand out in the future and attain insight that you would not necessarily get the chance to fully understand from attending lectures and classes.

Thanks!

Stewart

The Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye is a place I wanted to visit since the time I decided to pursue my higher studies. (more…)