Robert Gordon University (RGU) is a campus university based in the heart of the Scottish city of Aberdeen. Students have the best of both worlds as they live and study in a safe but cosmopolitan city, whilst taking full advantage of the green spaces and exceptional facilities on campus.
RGU has consistently been named as one of the top UK universities for graduate employability. The university are currently 1st in Scotland for graduate employability (HESA 2018), 2nd in the UK and top 50 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020). The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 named RGU as the Scottish University of the Year.
In 2017, RGU were awarded a gold rating, the highest accolade, in the Teaching Excellence Framework, placing the university in the top 20 per cent of the best universities in the UK for the quality of our undergraduate teaching and learning.
RGU has invested GBP 120 million into the modern campus, which has state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities for art, design, computing, IT, engineering, health & sciences and media. Some of the cutting-edge facilities students have access to include a Moot Court to sharpen their legal skills and a Dynamic Advanced Response Training (DART) drilling simulator providing real world scenario training. RGU Sport also includes a pool, climbing wall, three gyms and other facilities, open to all students.
All students are part of RGU's Student Union, a chance to be part of the university's close-knit community. The Student Union hosts activities, events, clubs, societies, student media and projects around volunteering and raising money. An example is the RGU GoGreen Society who promote environmental awareness and provide training on the topic. Students have the opportunity to develop beyond their academic degree and have excellent prospects after graduation, evidenced by RGU being the top university in Scotland for graduate-level jobs (The Guardian 2019).