Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) welcomes more than 16,000 students from more than 132 countries, was awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework and voted best Scottish university for graduate prospects in the 2017 Guardian University Guide.
Set between two rivers in the North-East of Scotland, Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city within ‘Scotland’s Castle Country’ and its spectacular coastline and nearby mountains are perfect for outdoor pursuits such as surfing and snow sports.
On the banks of the River Dee, the Robert Gordon University’s parkland campus features a number of contemporary, state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities which house its 12 academic schools. Also on campus are its modern library and sports centre, and all of this sits alongside the University’s many support services.
RGU provides affordable accommodation with a range of on-campus, off-campus and private rental options. As the 2nd most affordable city in the UK for students (NatWest, 2017) Aberdeen has much to offer. It has an array of clubs and societies and more than 30 sports clubs including badminton, water polo, hockey, rock climbing, football, rugby and cheerleading.
Academic staff combine first-class qualifications with industry experience, and students benefit from work placements and internships. Many courses hold professional accreditations and alternative pathways are available at the embedded International College and Graduate School.
Due to strong links with companies including Accenture, BP and Shell, RGU is able to offer a range of bursaries and scholarships at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Ongoing support is provided by the International Student Service, the RGU: ResLife team and the Employability Hub, and RGU has an outstanding 96.3% graduate employability record (HESA 2017).
More than 85,000 global alumni provide a wealth of expertise with many actively engaged as mentors and employers to current and graduating students.