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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 Nurse Practitioners in Acute Medicine dept at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

When I was asked to write this blog I wondered how to go about this.  As I work as part of a large team of ANP’s, we decided on the team approach so we could all have our say. (more…)

Advanced Practice Week – Working as a community Nurse in the Orkney Isles

I’m Helen a senior community nurse, living and working in the beautiful Orkney Isles.  I’ve lived in Orkney all my life, with the exception of the 3 years I lived in Aberdeen studying for a diploma of higher education in adult nursing.  On my return to Orkney, I found my way into community nursing after a short stint on palliative/cancer care ward.  It wasn’t long before I realised most doors which led to progressing a career in community nursing were closed without a degree. (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…)

Mental Wellbeing Society

RGU Mental Wellbeing is the first UK society run by students dedicated to promoting positive & improving mental wellbeing of students and staff. We are open to all to become a member, volunteer or simply attend any of our events, such as Therapets. (more…)

Working as a student ambassador – Ping

On Oct 6, we had our first Open Day. Visitors came to our campus to find out more about our courses and facilities at RGU. We had training the day before so we were clued up on what to expect on the day such as safety, event timings, and duties.  (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…)

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…)