university tips

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…)

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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5 Easy Student Meals

You’re in the middle of finishing your coursework that’s due at the end of the week, you’re working extra hours at your part-time job and you’re trying to keep up with your social life. Above all this you’re still waiting for your next paycheck, so going out to eat at Nando’s every night is impossible. You’re left with no option but to stir up some quick and easy meals yourself. Here’s my top 5 easy recipes to spruce up your week, and keep your bank account in check! (more…)

Finishing First Year Midwifery

This September I finished the first full year of my midwifery course, and so much has happened in that time. I sat an exam, I failed essays and passed essays, I moved into a new flat with 3 fantastic girls, I’ve worked in 3 different hospitals during 4 clinical placements, I set up my own Netflix account and I have delivered 10 beautiful babies. (more…)

End of my placement year with the RGU Marketing Team

So it has come to the end of my placement with the Marketing team. I can hardly believe it. It’s crazy to think that it was a whole year ago I was sat waiting for my interview. A lot has happened since then, but I have enjoyed every minute of it. (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 study online distance learning?

Working in the Oil & Gas sector as I have for the last 7 years is not without its challenges. Since the price of a barrel of Brent Crude crashed from over $120 to around $20 (back up to around $52 at the time of writing), over 120,000 people have lost their jobs. That equates to roughly one person every 10 minutes. (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…)

Accommodation Options for Aberdeen Students

So you’ve chosen which university you want to go to, now you need to sort out where to live! As a foreign student who had never been to Aberdeen before, this was quite a daunting thought. When looking at my options before I moved here, I immediately knew that my best choice would be to move into RGU student halls. (more…)