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Studying at Robert Gordon University
The Robert Gordon University is situated in Aberdeen, Scotland and in The Times Good University Guide for 2013 it achieved the title of 'best modern university in the United Kingdom'. It has an impressive figure of 97.1% of students who are either employed or carrying out further study less than six months after graduation. The university is based on two campuses close to Aberdeen City Centre.
The City of Aberdeen caters for more than 25,000 students with a lively night-life and music scene and has been voted many times as the best place to be a student. It's well situated near beaches, mountains, good transport links and boasts great shopping and value for money.
The Robert Gordon University has recently invested more than £11million into its sporting facilities that now include a swimming pool, climbing wall, sports hall, three gyms and a physiotherapy service. All the sporting facilities are open to both students and the public with students receiving substantial discounts. Additionally there are over 30 sports clubs and opportunities to compete in inter-university competitions with one of the favourites being the Aberdeen Universities Boat Race of which RGU were the winners in 2012.
The Students' Union is right at the heart of social activities. Its main, newly refurbished building is located in the centre of the city and is the home of bars, cafés a student shop and bookshop. It offers free WiFi, live sport on any of its 7 big screens, a prayer room plus study areas. The SU offers opportunities for students to get involved in fund raising for RAG, loads of societies, writing for 'Reform' student magazine and volunteering in the local community. Those individuals that take part on volunteering schemes can also use the MV Programme which allows hours to be logged and certificates to be earned, which alongside benefitting others, yourself and the local area, allows you to add to your CV and gain a leading edge when it comes to interviews.
Part of creating an inspirational environment to work and study includes the latest equipment and facilities that are continually receiving investment, with a new library, learning and chill-out spaces next on the list, enriching the student experience and helping to expand the current offering of programmes.
The Robert Gordon University strongly supports enhancing student chances of a great career by offering experience and opportunities to study abroad with ERASMUS and take part in work placements.
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Read Robert Gordon University Reviews
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.