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Robert Gordon University,Aberdeen,United Kingdom

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The Robert Gordon University (RGU) received the university status in 1992; initially it was founded by a rich merchant Robert Gordon. It is based in the city of Aberdeen. There are over 17,000 students at the university, with 64% of the student population have studied on campus

The Robert Gordon University has been rated as one of the top most universities by various surveys. The HESA July 2013 declared it to be the top university for graduate jobs in the UK. The Times Good University Guide ranked it as the ‘Best Modern University in the UK’ in 2012 and 2013. It has also gained recognition as the Scottish University of the year in 2011 and is considered as one of the best for research in Scotland. 

It has various important faculties such as

  • Aberdeen Business School
  • Faculty of Design and Technology
  • Faculty of Health and Social Care

Under these faculties a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered.


  • Garthdee Campus is being developed as the most advanced futuristic campus with a pleasant riverside setting.  All its buildings including the home to Gray’s School of Art or the Aberdeen Business School are specially designed by reputed architects.  
  • The campus also has a state of the art £11 million RGU sport centre. It also has a clinical skills centre that includes the entire lecture and practical learning area. The campus also has an advanced library, food courts, multi-purpose areas etc. From 2013, all the teachings under RGU have been shifted to this campus.
  • The RGU also has some administrative buildings delivering services such as Academic Affairs, Communications, Marketing, Student Recruitment, Student Administration and Finance.                       
  •  RGU also offers a vibrant night life as many clubs, bars and cinemas are at the walking distance from the campus. Students are also encouraged to get involved in the various activities of sports club and societies.

Student Facilities

  • RGU offers a University Accommodation and first year students are encouraged to opt for the same. The residences are either at the city centre or at Gathrdee. The flats have internet access, security entry systems, car parking and bike storage facilities and convenient public transport links. Also residence designed to have separate study area and a common living area for all flatmates to socialise. Even 24 hour assistance for students is made available in regards to accommodation.
  • Many Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, postgraduate and international students. Many important companies in the Aberdeen sponsor management scholarships by providing support up to £11,000 or even more along with an additional benefit for placements.  The university itself provides Merit and sports scholarships.


Aberdeen is easily accessible by train or air, while the main Garthdee Campus is easily accessible by various bus routes.

RGU promotes walking and cycling on its campus, as the routes save on time and makes the campus environment friendly. Proper cycle parking is made available on the campus with lockers and changing facilities at every building.

Also as part of its Green Travel Plan, RGU has introduced Car sharing scheme. Students have to enrol in this programme. 

Contact Information

  • Address: Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB
  • Telephone: 01224 262000 / +44 1224 262000
  • Website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/             
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