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4.27 / 5 from 392 verified student reviews

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Attending Uni has been an enriching experience, thanks to its dedicated faculty, diverse student body, and vibrant campus culture. The academic programs are rigorous yet rewarding, preparing students for success in their chosen fields.

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Robert Gordon University (RGU) Ranking


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Robert Gordon University (RGU) Hall Rankings


Fraser Studios #1
St Peter Studios #2
Centro Court #3
Justice Mill Studios #4
Powis Place #5
Pittodrie Street #6
Mealmarket Exchange #7
Don Street House #8
Caledon Court #9
Spring Gardens #10

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Ratings and Reviews

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4.27 / 5 from 392 verified student reviews

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1043560 On 14th November 19 verified Verified student

Beautiful campus in a rural location. Staff and student union are very helpful and enthusiastic. It’s so easy to get involved with social clubs/sports to meet new people! Great experience

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1043531 On 13th November 19 verified Verified student

Nice modern buildings with friendly staff always keen to help.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member643100 On 3rd November 19 verified Verified student

Lovely university, large campus but easy to navigate, great facilities

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member1242332 On 21st September 19 verified Verified student

I wasted one year of my life here studying masters and failed it. I would not recommend to anyone else, the staff just don’t care about pupils, they need to remember we pupils are paying their wages.

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member641533 On 17th August 19 verified Verified student

Wish I'd never gone. 3 years I'll never get back

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1340300 On 11th July 19 verified Verified student

All good, wonderful experience

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Student Review: 1.2 /5
By member1039953 On 27th June 19 verified Verified student

Worst place I've ever studied.

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member437305 On 24th April 19 verified Verified student

I love RGU. Staffs are very cooperative and always willing to help. I also love the company.

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member1136939 On 5th April 19 verified Verified student

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member536362 On 5th March 19 verified Verified student

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.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member434917 On 15th November 18 verified Verified student

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

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By Sarah123 On 16th August 18 verified Verified student

Good uni, but limited social aspect. The Student Union isn’t brilliant but they’re trying very hard to improve it.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member629370 On 27th December 17 verified Verified student

Very poor quality of education. My experience is related to studying PhD of mchanical engineering after 13 years industry experience. I quit the PhD program because of poor supervision and quality of the course

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member629370 On 12th December 17 verified Verified student

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.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By HugoT On 3rd September 17 verified Verified student

Eduroam is more unreliable than that pal who'll say he's game for a night out but always cancel before hand. Pretty fast when you can connect but.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member926332 On 21st April 17 verified Verified 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......

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By Joe On 17th March 17 verified Verified student

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.

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member725741 On 15th January 17 verified Verified student

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.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member822697 On 31st May 16 verified Verified student

Shocking uni, no social life, uni is miles away, just crap

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member515727 On 25th September 15 verified Verified student

The RGU Campus is amazing so far!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Furmicl On 16th July 15 verified Verified student

Travelling from abroad I had no idea what to expect, since the first day I felt like everybody was so ready to help. So many opportunities to grab and genuinely can't wait to start another year!

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