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Robert Gordon University

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Robert Gordon University provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees. Situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the university provides facilities that will have a real influence on your capacity to learn.

Our teaching staff have an outstanding reputation for quality and academic research and our track record in graduate employment is the best in Scotland. Our range of degree courses include online degrees as well as traditional taught courses in subjects as diverse as art and design, management and engineering.

Areas of Expertise

Recently released government figures show that Robert Gordon University (RGU) has strengthened its long-established record for graduate employment and retained its position as the top university for graduate jobs in the UK. Statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) released on 3 July 2014 show that 97.7% of students graduating from RGU with their first degree in 2012/13 were in employment or undertaking further study.

On Campus Housing

We provide a wide range of competitively priced accommodation at various sites throughout Aberdeen. Visit for detailed information.

Incoming Students

Given the close historical links between Canada and Scotland, we are delighted to see the number of Canadian students choosing to study at Robert Gordon University grow each year. Subjects popular with our Canadian students include Physiotherapy, Law, Pharmacy, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Tourism & Hospitality.

Career Planning

As a registered student at Robert Gordon University, the Careers & Employability Centre services can help you find a rewarding and meaningful career. Through the years our Canada graduates who have returned home have successfully found jobs. Some have found employment with multi-national companies such as Subsea 7, The Dow Chemical Company and Shell. Even after you have graduated from Robert Gordon University, we want to ensure that you stay part of our community. If you wish to know about our International Alumni please visit the Alumni page.


RGU SPORT boasts modern world class sporting facilities. As well as a swimming pool, climbing wall and three gyms there are a range of classes on offer for people of all fitness levels. Whether you are a student, member of staff or part of the wider community you are very welcome to join and take advantage of the facilities that are on offer.


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! One of the key areas they are working on is being your voice at RGU. The union is run by a team of elected Presidents who were voted into office by you to represent your voice and work on projects to support you. If there is anything you would like to see changed at RGU, then get in touch with your elected officers, as it is your voice that will make a difference. RGU: Union also provides a range of opportunities for you to get involved in, such as societies, sports clubs, student media, volunteering, charity fundraising and so much more. They also have services such as advice and support teams, RGU Go Green, RGU Nightline, and Deeview Student Shop. RGU: Union has so much for students to get involved in, so they encourage you to get in touch, find out more, and make the most of it.


Joining a club or society is an ideal way to meet new friends and develop skills that will enhance your CV. If there is an activity that you are interested in but it is not represented, we will help you to set up a club or society. We have a range of different societies ranging from academic to general interest to faith and much more.

Information Technology

Your RGU username and password will let you log in to computers on campus, plus MyApps, the VLE (CampusMoodle), Sharepoint (RGyoU), Wi-Fi (eduroam), email and much more, depending on your status. Wifi is available across the university by accessing the eduroam service or our RGU Guest network.

Special Services

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. If you're an international student we can assist with Visa information before you travel to Aberdeen, as well as with orientation and other help on arrival. Our Disability and Dyslexia Advice and Support service aims to make RGU's learning environment accessible to everyone, as well as help students with specific support needs.

International Involvement

Robert Gordon University is a modern university of approximately 13,000 students and 1400 staff. We are recognised worldwide for our high quality, professional courses and have an international reputation for providing high quality education that is linked to the professional needs of individuals and businesses. There are currently over 1000 international (non EU) students studying here full time, representing more than 65 nationalities. Of these, the largest international groups are Indian, Chinese and Nigerian but every year the pool of countries we attract students from is growing.

Campus Tour

Can't visit in person? Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art campus and facilities. Visit for more information. Watch our videos on YouTube. Connect with us on social media.

Modified on November 16, 2017