Scotland

Ashleigh’s Top Study Tips

Studying is such a tedious task but it’s vital for students to study to get the best grades possible and lead to success. I have been extremely lucky so far to have only one exam that was open book but I still studied for it to make sure that I had more than enough references. (more…)

Gap year or gap fear?

For most students, 4th-year university is stressful enough – let alone the additional pressure of securing that all-important dream graduate job. However, in reality, there’s no real rush. Graduate schemes can be applied for up to 3 years after graduating, and graduate jobs/roles will still exist after you’ve taken that spontaneous gap year. (more…)

Advanced Practice week: Offshore medic & health advisor

I have been an offshore medic/health advisor for 8 years now, prior to that I worked as a Staff Nurse for the NHS down in London.  My time with the NHS was spent working in Acute Medical Admissions, Intensive Care and also as a Substance Misuse Nurse in a prison. So you could say I have had a varied career. (more…)

ADVANCED PRACTICE: How did I get here?

26 years ago I started my career with the Scottish Ambulance Service as a fresh-faced young man with no real concept of the big world out there. I’d been a member of Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team for a while and had experienced a few challenging rescues which I hope had kept me grounded. But nothing can really prepares you for working in Pre-Hospital care in a busy city station. (more…)

The International Meet and Greet Student Ambassador

I stand in the airport ‘arrivals’ waiting for strangers. I don’t know who they are or where they’re from, but they’re coming to study here, in Scotland, and it’s my job to welcome them. I’m possibly the first Scottish person they’ll meet – and the face of Robert Gordon University – where they’ve chosen to study abroad for a period of time. (more…)

My Journey at RGU

I began my MSC at RGU in the early part of last year. On arrival, I had a lot of fears and concerns. Firstly, I saw the God-given opportunity to study in the UK as a springboard into my career which had to be utilised effectively. But though I had good grades from my undergraduate program in my Nigerian university, this was my first time studying outside of my country and I didn’t know what to expect from this “new system”. (more…)

First semester back at RGU as a student buddy

September is the start of my second term with RGU. Though I only have class on Thursday and Friday! (more…)

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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How do I make friends and socialise at uni?

Spending time with friends and making new connections is a very important part of the overall university experience. If you ask me, I’m really grateful for having the people I’ve met while studying at RGU in my life, and I’m super happy to call them my best friends. (more…)

My time at RGU: Stewart International Business Management

DSC_0344I would have to say that there has been a lot of ‘best bits’ of studying at RGU. I’ve met a lot of really good friends and different people throughout the 4 years in Aberdeen and the freedom of being a Uni student has been a lot of fun! (more…)