Robert Gordon University was at first a hospital from the mid-18th century, before becoming a technical college in 1910, and finally a modern university in 1992. This Scottish institution is named for a 17th century businessman and philanthropist who was born in the city of Aberdeen, where the university has a main campus.
The university is structured around 11 schools: Aberdeen Business School; School of Applied Social Studies; School of Computing Science and Digital Media; School of Creative and Cultural Business; School of Engineering; Gray's School of Art; School of Health Sciences; The Law School; School of Nursing and Midwifery; School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences; and The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment.
RGU is actively involved in international exchange, and is a member of the Erasmus+ scheme. Second or third year undergraduate courses such as those in Computer Network Management and Business Information Systems are available for overseas students from the school of Computing Science.
•Support & Advice Services - We have heavily invested in our support networks both on and off campus to make the experience of studying at RGU the best it can possibly be.
•Careers Support - Our Employability team are committed to supporting you throughout your career, providing advice and opportunities for making the most of your time at university, individual discussions about possible career options through to decision-making and support through the application process.
•Counselling & Wellbeing - Studying at University is an exciting and rewarding experience. For some it also brings changes which might at times be difficult and stressful. The Student Counselling & Wellbeing Centre has Counsellors and a Student Wellbeing Advisor who can talk over issues that may be concerning you.
•The Inclusion Centre: Disability & Dyslexia - The dedicated team at the Inclusion Centre are on hand to provide you with information and advice to support you through your time at RGU.
•IT Facilities & Helpdesk - There are approximately 2,500 IT workstations that serve a user population of around 9,000 full time students and 1,500 members of staff.
•Medical Services - It is important to register with a doctor (GP) as soon as you arrive in Aberdeen.
•Religious Support - Our chaplaincy service is available for people of all faiths and none.
•Report & Support - Our online platform enables anonymous or named Gender Based Violence disclosures, offering direct help in complete confidence and detailed guidance & specialist support.
•Student Help Point - From travel to tuition fees, accommodation to application forms and finance to free time, the Student Help Point can help whether you are on campus or online.
•Study Support Services - The Study Skills team offer advice on a range of study skills, supporting you in meeting your academic potential, and in becoming a confident, independent learner.
•Student Union - Going to university isn’t just about getting a degree, there is an entire lifestyle that comes with being a student. Studying is a big part of the experience, but there are also many opportunities available which will allow you to try new things, meet new people, and make the most of your free time.
•Visa and Immigration Advice - As an International Student at RGU there is a range of immigration information, advice and guidance that the Student Immigration Team can offer you.
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