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Robert Gordon University (RGU) Reputation
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is located in North East Scotland, Aberdeen. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 12,530 students are enrolled at RGU:
- 10,390 of these students come from the UK
- 1,110 come from other EU countries
- And 1,030 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for RGU show that six months after leaving university, 99% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving RGU, is £22,000 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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Cannot y’all for other courses but for mine there is a real problem with power hungry management whom when complained about threaten to delete the complaints or ignore it when the complaint concerns the behaviour of their own boss. Impractical marking schemes that change with each lecturer, shocking library which lets you take books out then demands them back mere HOURS later. Overall, not so much a shocking university but there’s some lecturers who don’t deserve the jobs they have, at the very least and their letting the next generation down.
Educators are supposed to educate. Robert Gordon does entirely the opposite. The Msc course that i did was poor really poor. We even complained about the professors we had and all we got in reply was that the professor is a part of the management and that it would effect our marks if we lodged an official complaint. The least responsive guidance from all staff. The attitude towards international students is the worst. I just was happy to complete my course and leave. The ad that their students get job( The percentage of Job received from the uni) is a complete lie. The Msc course in RGU is just a gimmick to make money and nothing else. I wasted a year studying here and all i have is a certificate and nothing gained in knowledge.
It's a good uni but it's also kind of a pain to get anything done unless you're a super active partaking kind of person. As an introvert I never have the chance to take part in anything as it requires seeking things out to be part of them, and the few to all invites are sent to a uni email, which I personally never check, rather than your personal one.
Very poor faculty, zero organisation, zero help towards international students, poor quality of lectures and lecturers. Not a very professional university and I was greatly disappointed when I found out my self that the links to the industry they so much brag about is a big fat lie. At least for my course. When ever I had an issue, even with the simplest things, I never received any help and most of the times they made things worse. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone, unless they just want a piece of paper and then do nothing serious with their lives. Disappointing.
Allied health professionals timetabling is shocking. Keep everything massively vague We have an exam in the first weeks of April and are being told we won't find out the date till late march. In radiography lecturers don't have enough experience (some only 2 years in practice) to be able to teach all of the subjects well enough.
The uni has fantastic facilities and loads of opportunities to get involved with student life! The careers services and other support are brilliant, you feel like you’re really being prepared for the world of work. The only issue is eduroam often disconnects and can be very slow
Rgu use me as a driver for fresher fortnight never let them down for organize airport site did my job recommendation. So I put in for janitor which I done in acedemy school university Aberdeen city guilds 232 power. Not even an interview, disgusting don't deserve me won't being working for you again good luck thanks for your application terrible way to treat people.
I studied two years online course in mechanical engineering at RGU. I do not recommend this university for professionals with working experience who want to get PhD related to their speciality because of following reasons: 1. The quality of supervision in my case was very poor. My supervisor did not have enough knowledge and experience to guide me. I was asked by him to attend a conference in Aberdeen related to nano materials that was totally different from my area of studies. 2. I received criticisem from the supervisours in non professional ways such as " Your method of writhing is like a philosopher and not an engineer". 3. The superviors in engineering department do not have suficient work experience and some of them just have published one or two academic papers based on their profile at the university website. 4. The classes in the campus were useless. In general, the tution fee is much higher than the service you get from the university as an non EU student.
MSc courses are poor. I signed up for an MSc in International business and just before the start of the year 2016/2017 the whole course content was changed from having options to modules to having compulsory modules that are not relevant to IBM. When asked to the course leader what the motives are, she simply claimed that it was because the industry said so. This is a complete lame argument as this course if to create future managers, I have no idea what to do with a module that is aimed at starting a business while my interests are in leadership and yet there is no leadership module. Besides the content of the modules can be related to BA level as things such as PESTEL are taught. Really??? The dissertation is also removed and changed into a lame capstone module that is not even proper planned, even most of the lecturers have no idea what is going on. Also the course leader does not respond to mails......
University itself and lectures are generally quite good and interactive. I went there to complete a postgraduate, however a word of warning, with Oil in the tank, their placement promises now leave a lot to be desired. Which was the point of me applying as they have a great graduate employment rate. Not sure about 2016/17 though, Im a distinction level graduate now and cant get anything, and many of my peers from class are in the same boat. Think they enjoyed the gravy train too much of constant streams of oil linked industry picking up their students, now they have to go out there and actively get them, they are struggling. I'd give this lot a miss for next few years until they realise they need a better plan than oil dependancy.
Worked my arse off and got distinctions. Then in my final year got told that my desertation was to be on a subject I knew nothing about and had never studied there or anywhere else. Telling them this fell on deaf ears. I was promised by my supervisor that I would get loads of help and so very reluctantly went with it. (What a mistake that was). I got no help at all, supervisor was never there. During the consolidation week I made an appointment when it suited her so that I could get to grips with what I was suppose to be doing. She was nowhere to be seen. At 9pm I got an email from her saying she could meet the next day. Next day I came in as soon as the building opened, again nowhere to be seen. Eventually she turned up at 6pm. Again, was of little help. later found out she had been away to a convention getting drunk while I wasted 2 days waiting for her. grades suffered due to having this subject and scraped everything and so got a 2:2 when I was on for a 1st. Now studying elsewhere.