ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom, Scotland

Established in 1992, Robert Gordon University is located in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland and was founded by an Aberdeen merchant named Robert Gordon from whom the university received its name. It has a single campus at Garthdee where are all academic and administrative buildings are situated among which the academic activities are mainly subdivided into 11 schools including Applied Social Studies, Computing Science and Digital Media, Creative and Cultural Business, Engineering, Gray’s School of Art, Health Sciences, Law, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Life Sciences and two others. RGU holds its motto “Omni Nunc Arte Magistra” which means “Make the best of all your abilities” as its vision and helps students to sharpen their skills to build successful careers and contribute to society.

Campus Life

Aberdeenshire offers a vibrant and spectacular environment for the student population of more than 16,000 with vast sandy beaches, 300 castles, stunning coastline, charming fishing village and facilities like shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy a lively daytime as wells as energetic nightlife. According to Demos-PwC Good Growth in 2019, Aberdeen was named among the top ten cities to live and work and is one of the best cities in Scotland to pursue higher education. Students of RGU are accommodated at the Woolmanhill Flats which is the largest hall of residence with more than 700 single bedrooms and is located at St. Andrew Street. The Garthdee campus offers sports and fitness facilities that are made available to students, graduates and staff of RGU at discounted rates that include a 25m pool, physiotherapy, sports massage and several other resistance training and cardiovascular training like climbing wall and fitness classes.

Noted Alumni

The most notable alumni of the Robert Gordan University are the musician Gordon Duthie, swimmer Hannah Miley, equestrian competitor Eilidh Middleton along with jewellery designer Ola Gorie and architect and guitarist Maxwell Hutchinson.