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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…)

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…)

Working alongside your studies

So you’re new to RGU and you’re looking to work alongside your studies, here is some useful advice when balancing work and uni. (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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My outdoor pursuits in Aberdeenshire

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As a student without my own car it is easy to become accustomed to city living. I learned that getting out of Aberdeen and exploring the wider rural area brings a lot of joy; it is an escape from the bustle of the city and allows for exploration of entirely new places. (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…)

Time for a break? – Explore Dublin

Thinking about taking a break? What about spending a weekend in the Irish capital? Ryanair often have very cheap flight tickets from Glasgow to Dublin. I got mine for just £20 both ways! The Irish capital is paradise for all food, vintage stores, photogenic walls, cute streets, and pub lovers. Let me give you some tips on what you should visit when in Dublin. (more…)

My Thesis – Painting meets Architecture

This thesis challenged the conventional RGU curriculum for a masters’ architecture thesis. My aim was to achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation of the poetics and aura of the Norwegian landscape in which the location of my design is based through painting (this later developed into models and installations as well). (more…)

My first impressions of RGU

My first impressions of RGU in three words were exciting, huge and energetic. I first saw RGU in September last year and I actually was amazed at how big the campus was. I thought college was really big but there’s no comparison. (more…)