Robert Gordon's mercantile adventures founded a strong and remarkably modern belief that his investment in the education of his townsfolk would equip them with the skills and knowledge to strengthen their success in Europe and further afield.
Today, more than 260 years after his death, the University which bears his name remains true to his spirit and enterprise.
Robert Gordon University provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees.
The focus at Robert Gordon University is on applied research. An integral part of our purpose is to build a research base of staff and students who undertake highly relevant leading-edge research that advances knowledge and provides tangible benefits to the wider economy and society.
RGU has world class researchers in allied health professions, computer science, engineering, architecture, accounting and finance, business and management, library and information management, and art and design.
Each research institute hosts a graduate school to engender a supportive research community, providing an environment conducive to high quality student experience and achievement.
This year more graduates found work than ever before, more of that work was professional level and unemployment rates were down to pre-recession level.
Overview of 2015 destinations data
Of the 267,735 UK-domiciled graduates who responded to the survey:
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The Student Help Point is your ‘one-stop shop' for all non-academic queries, support and advice.
From travel to tuition fees, accommodation to application forms, finance to free time the Student Help Point can help, whether you are on campus or online.
We are committed to providing safe, secure and affordable accommodation for our students. Our flats have been designed with your needs in mind.
What we offer:
We provide a wide range of competitively priced accommodation at various sites throughout Aberdeen.
The Library tower, the striking green glass landmark at the heart of the new campus, opened at the end of May 2013.
There are 4 floors of books and journals in the library and each floor has a Faculty focus:
Disability and Dyslexia Centre - We have many years’ experience of supporting students with dyslexia, sensory and mobility impairments, mental health difficulties, medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders and temporary impairments, such as broken limbs.
Treehouse Early Care Centre - a purpose built facility that provides high quality care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
Robert Gordon University's 'Masterplan' is a £120 million campus development project at our Garthdee campus which provides all of our students and staff with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.
This includes a brand new library, and formal and informal learning and social spaces for students. The first phase was open for business in September 2013 giving the university and our local community some of the best facilities in the UK.
Robert Gordon University has invested over £11 million in a state-of-the-art sports facility, which sees a dramatic improvement in sporting infrastructure available for the region and also acts as a social hub for the Garthdee campus.Sports:
RGU: Union is the RGU's Student Association. The Union is here to represent all RGU Students and make your student life at RGU the best it can be!RGU: Union gives students the opportunity to get together for a range of difference societies ranging from academic to general interest to faith and much more.
It was very ok, I met friends from many parts of the world.
Robert Gordon really prides itself on getting feedback from the students on all their classes, changing things to fix what didn't work and how to better what did work. The positive side is that your feedback is always taken into account and things are done to improve the course overall. The negative side is that you will most likely never reap the benefits of the changes...
RGU is aimed to be more practical rather than theoretical. I am working on 3D printing fabrication architecture and the tutors help me to achieve my own design.