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North-east researchers to explore Brexit’s mental health impactA newly funded research project at RGU will examine the impact that Brexit is having on the mental health and wellbeing of EU citizens across the country.

OneHE welcomes RGU academic as its first Global Subject Centre convenorOneHE, the global network for educators, has announced the appointment of Dr Konstantina Martzoukou as the convenor of its Global Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences.

Talking technology to encourage older adult exerciseAn interdisciplinary team of researchers from RGU has recently secured funding for a project to investigate if an app that uses voice conversations can encourage physical activity in older adults.

Top author receives honorary degree from RGUAnn Cleeves, one of Britain’s best-known and most respected crime writers, received an honorary award of Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt) from RGU on Tuesday, December 4.

Barry experiences joy and adversity to follow his callingA compassionate and hard-working male nurse from Lerwick has brought his 21 year educational journey to a cathartic end this week, following his graduation from RGU.

RGU ergonomics researchers join project that could save offshore wind farms £1bRobert Gordon University (RGU) is collaborating closely with Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd and its partners on an innovative project that could save £1.05bn across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms.

Using simulation to teach the professionals of tomorrowFiona Roberts, Senior Lecturer and Teaching Excellence Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, discusses the ways in which technology allows RGU to remain at the forefront of innovative teaching when it comes to training the health professionals of tomorrow.

Senior lecturer honoured with prestigious fellowshipA senior scientist at RGU has been awarded with a prestigious honour from a national educational association.

Leading microbiologist brings millions to North-east to protect public healthA senior researcher at RGU has been awarded around £1.5million in funding in a single week for public health related research projects, as part of her innovative work with microbes and industrial waste streams.

Rise Up Quines! festival promises an exciting and informative weekThe North-east is set to celebrate women in leadership, women in politics and the centenary of (some) UK women winning the right to vote, with the launch of next week’s Rise Up Quines! festival.

News Archive

  1. 23, November, 2018 RGU nominated for national awards for opening its doors to prospective midwives

    RGU's Midwifery Team

    A team of dedicated midwifery lecturers at RGU have had their work recognised this week by being nominated for two prestigious national midwifery awards.  

  2. 26, September, 2018 Professor to retell the details of Scottish suffragettes

    Sarah Pedersen

    A senior researcher from RGU will deliver a prestigious talk in Tayside next week to look at the history of the suffragettes movement in the Scotland.  

  3. 31, July, 2018 Slim progress towards Scottish dietary goals

    There has been little progress towards improving Scotland’s national diet and health over a 15 year period, according to research conducted by Robert Gordon, Abertay and Newcastle Universities.  

  4. 27, July, 2018 RGU appoints new Clinical Professor in Nursing

    Professor Angela Kydd

    Nursing research students and staff at RGU have welcomed the appointment of a new Clinical Professor with over 20 years’ experience working in healthcare education.  

  5. 13, July, 2018 Honorary award for Scottish technology leader

    Gillian Docherty

    A senior female leader working in the world of technology will have her achievements recognised with an honorary award of Doctor of Technology (DTech) from Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week.  

  6. 13, July, 2018 University honour for renowned inter-faith relations expert

    Mona Siddiqui

    An internationally published author and renowned expert in inter-religious issues, Professor Mona Siddiqui, will receive an honorary award of Doctor of Education (DEd) from Robert Gordon University (RGU) at a graduation ceremony on Friday 13 July at 10:30am.  

  7. 12, July, 2018 Another notch in the belt for popular nursing lecturer

    Katie Baxter

    An Aberdeen-born nursing lecturer at RGU is on cloud nine after landing another achievement in her journey from nursing student to fully-qualified academic.  

  8. 11, July, 2018 Honorary degree recognises significant contribution to economy of North East Scotland

    The chief executive of Opportunity North East (ONE), Jennifer Craw, was awarded a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at RGU’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday 11 July at 10.30am, marking her fourth graduation from the university.  

  9. 27, June, 2018 RGU and NHS combine to promote the importance of laboratory science

    Rebecca Wright

    Biomedical science staff from RGU's School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences are partnering with NHS Grampian to celebrate Biomedical Science Day at Aberdeen Science Centre.  

  10. 15, June, 2018 Women leaders in Higher Education project launches at RGU

    Prof. Lesley Diack

    An important project – entitled Exploring Higher Education Institutions’ mechanisms for support of current and aspiring women leaders in universities and colleges – has been launched this week at RGU.  

  11. 05, June, 2018 Newly appointed Clinical Professor to boost Allied Health Professions research

    Kay Cooper

    The promotion of an applied health research expert at Robert Gordon University (RGU) to a newly created Clinical Professor role with NHS Grampian will see the two organisations collaborate more closely on research and knowledge exchange activities, to the benefit of patients and the wider community.  

  12. 31, May, 2018 RGU academics commended by Counter Terrorism Policing

    Two RGU academics have received a commendation by the Counter Terrorism Policing Network for their contribution to reducing the threat from global terrorism.  

  13. 14, May, 2018 Importance of human factors in healthcare to be discussed at RGU

    Professor Rhona Flin

    RGU is set to host an event on the importance of human factors being recognised in the nation’s healthcare system, with a seminar held in partnership with the Clinical Human Factors Group (CHFG).  

  14. 24, April, 2018 RGU researchers to present transparency study in Brussels

    Louise Crawford 400x325

    Researchers from RGU are heading to Brussels this week to present their findings on how new transparency legislation for extractive industries has been implemented across the EU.  

  15. 28, March, 2018 RGU to rename building in honour of Ishbel Gordon

    SIWB FoHSC building with filter

    RGU is renaming one of its buildings to celebrate the achievements of Ishbel Gordon, who was a noted campaigner for women’s interests and a philanthropist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  

  16. 16, March, 2018 RGU researchers to showcase projects applying Future Intelligent Technologies (FIT)

    Susan Craw

    Robert Gordon University (RGU) is developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to enable people to live healthier lives, manage chronic conditions and live independently at home for longer.  

  17. 08, March, 2018 RGU hosting special graduation ceremony to honour influential and inspiring women

    RGU is holding a special graduation ceremony honouring influential women to celebrate International Women’s Day.  

  18. 01, March, 2018 Conversation Café and civic reception for suffragettes

    Sarah Pedersen

    An influential academic from RGU will join forces with the Aberdeen Women’s Alliance and Aberdeen City Council to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the vote and International Women’s Day.  

  19. 28, February, 2018 Uni dives into the digital world of podcasting

    RGU Talk

    Robert Gordon University is giving its community a voice and continuing its reputation for academic innovation with the launch of a new official podcast this week.  

  20. 23, January, 2018 OPINION: Fostering STEM interests and careers for all

    Dr Marie Goua

    Dr Marie Goua, from the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, writes about the importance of engaging young school pupils with science and the impact it will have for the future.  

  21. 17, January, 2018 Changing tomorrow - how RGU is preparing practitioners to challenge traditional service delivery through partnership working

    Liz Hancock

    Liz Hancock Q&A  

  22. 20, December, 2017 OPINION: Taking control of the "Wild West" of social media

    Sarah Pedersen

    The Scottish Law Commission has launched an attempt to introduce more control over the ‘Wild West’ of social media, where anything no longer goes. Its new proposals put forward a number of important changes to the Scots law of defamation, reflecting the growth of the Internet and social media over the last twenty years.  

  23. 12, December, 2017 RGU Head of School honoured with prestigious fellowship

    Liz Hanock

    A senior physiotherapy expert at Robert Gordon University has been awarded a prestigious honour by a national society.  

  24. 28, November, 2017 Senior academic’s book sets standard for community nursing

    Dr Heather Bain

    A nursing lecturer from RGU has responded to new healthcare guidelines and policies in the newest edition of her key textbook.  

  25. 22, November, 2017 Aberdeen school hosts conference to attract next generation of female business leaders

    Elizabeth Gammie

    St Margaret’s School for Girls, the North-east’s only all-girls’ school, has hosted a ‘Women in Business Conference’, in association with Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, to attract the next generation of female business leaders.  

External News

  1. ECU News - ECU board agrees to merge with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)

    About Athena Swan

    The European Challenge Unit (ECU) board took the decision to approve a legal instrument of merger with the HEA and LFHE.

  2. Eilidh Southren - Digital Designers - 10th annual Ada Lovelace Colloquium

    Eilidh Southren Ada Lovelace Colloquium 2017 - from CSDM blog

    CSDM blog post by Computer Science student Eilidh Southren about her experience at the Ada Lovelace Colloquium event.

  3. ECU News - New ECU research shows women in STEMM academia are underrepresented in senior posts

    About Athena Swan

    Today Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) publishes research on experiences of gender equality focused specifically on biosciences and medicine, engineering, and physical sciences.

  4. ECU News - First research institute gold award for gender equality

    About Athena Swan

    Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is delighted to announce the UK’s first research institute to achieve an Athena SWAN Gold Award

  5. ECU News - Equality Challenge Unit welcomes UK government’s new action to promote LGBT equality

    About Athena Swan

    ECU welcomes UK government’s new action to promote LGBT equality, including the aim of streamlining and de-medicalising the process for changing gender