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First month in Finland

Hi Guys,

I thought for this post I would introduce some of my favourite Erasmus experiences over the last month. I still find it crazy how the time has flown by and that I’ve now been living in Finland for over a month and the two-month mark is fast approaching. I’m really starting to feel like I’m getting to know where I’m based and easing into my new way of life, so I thought I would give you an insight into the typical first month of Erasmus.

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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…)

Corner Tree Café – Aberdeen

PLEASE NOTE – The content of this post is purely the views of student blogger Neha only. RGU does not endorse or recommend any particular restaurants for cafes.

As my course came to an end, all the students were heading back to their homes. I had some close friends in various disciplines other than my respective course. This is the beauty of getting into university that you meet lots of new people, come across different cultures as RGU has always had a global environment(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…)

Johnstons of Elgin Presentation

When you think of fashion hubs the likes of London, Paris and New York most likely spring to mind. The North-East town of Elgin… not so much… However, it is home to the U.K.’s largest textile manufacturer, Johnstons of Elgin. With a history spanning over 200 years, Johnstons prides itself for its heritage and innovation, crafting quality cashmere and knitwear. (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

 

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…)

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…)

Obstetric Emergency – My Midwifery Placement

Throughout our lives there are specific events that change the way we see ourselves and others. Whether these events are good, or bad, we learn from them.

This blog is dedicated to the maternity staff at Raigmore Hospital.

During my first placement as a second year midwife I experienced my first obstetrical emergency. We had been taught the basics of emergency management in uni before this placement, but I wasn’t expecting having to put it into practice so soon. It’s quite good that I can now look back on it and apply the theory from uni to what happened.

The emergency buzzer was pulled, and so followed just about every member of staff on the ward to that room within a few seconds, including myself and another lovely student midwife from my year. One of my mentors asked if I’d like to scribe for purposes of documentation, and while I was pretty anxious I took the pen and paper. The midwives were fantastic in guiding me on what to write, for instance what was happening at what time and who was present.

While I documented, the other student was helping with whatever she could, and she would check that I was alright as it was all happening, and I really appreciated that support. After a while when things started to settle down and the woman was stable, I realised just how many people had come to assist. Senior charge midwives, staff midwives, auxiliaries, healthcare assistants, consultants and registrars; here were a group of healthcare professionals, people with incredible skills and knowledge, communicating and working together to the best of their abilities for the benefit of this vulnerable woman. I am in awe of each and every one of them.

My mentor briefed me on what had happened once it was all over, and she was incredibly supportive considering it was the first time for me. I’m glad that I was able to experience an emergency with the guidance of these midwives as they were so caring and committed. These amazing midwives who sometimes work overtime, tired and hungry on long shifts, dehydrated, maybe even facing problems out-with work but leave it all at the door to do one of the most rewarding jobs.

The midwives, doctors, nurses, staff of the NHS deserve so much recognition for the work they do. It was quite surreal finishing the shift and walking back to my accommodation, passing people in the street and just thinking they have no idea what I had seen that day. That experience was mine to take home, to reflect on and learn from.

I’m so grateful to my mentor for making that entire placement block enjoyable and educational. I learned so much from her, and I’ll count myself lucky if I’m half the midwife she is one day. I’m also grateful to the student midwife who pretty much looked after both of us (if you’re reading this you know who you are, and you were amazing that day).

This emergency experience is something that I will remember throughout my career and in years to come.

 

Emma

 

If you are interested in studying a degree in Midwifery take a look at the RGU website.