Information for Students
Robert Gordon University is committed to creating and promoting a working and learning environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
- President (Education and Welfare) – Adam Johnston email@example.com
- Vice President (Wellbeing and Equal Opportunities) – Sam Thiesen firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Union President and Vice President are always happy to answer any question and give support on any aspect of equality and diversity.
Student Equality Champions
The Union has a number of equality champions representing a number of protected characteristics including sexual orientation, gender identity, race, women, disability, mature students, postgraduate, mental health. If you want to get in touch with one of the equality champions, email email@example.com.
Student Societies and Networks
- African and Caribbean Society firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bulgarian Society - Bulgarian Society Facebook or BGSociety@rguunion.co.uk
- Nigerian Association - email@example.com
- Omani Society - firstname.lastname@example.org
- South Asian Society - email@example.com
- Christian Union Society - Christian Union Society Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Islamic Society - Islamic Society Facebook or email email@example.com
- RGU:LGBT+ Network (open to all sexual orientations and gender identities as well as allies)
- LGBT+ Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gender Equality and Feminism Society Gender Equality and Feminism Society Facebook or email@example.com
Support and Resources
Report and Support
We have a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence and harassment. All staff, students, and visitors to our campus can report something anonymously or get support from an advisor.
For students with a disability, the Disability and Dyslexia Service has information and other support and advice.
Our Student and Wellbeing Service can offer you the opportunity to talk through your problems, help you understand them and discover strategies to resolve or minimise them.
Resources for LGBT+ students
Transitioning at RGU
Academic and Support Staff at RGU are available to support trans, non-binary & gender diverse students during their studies. We are currently developing transitioning at RGU guidelines for students.
If you are transitioning at RGU you can change your name on University systems by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the Student Help Point, Level Three, Ishbel Gordon Building.
Resources and Information to support trans, non-binary & gender diverse students: http://www.trans.ac.uk/
We welcome all breastfeeding mothers and provide a safe environment for them, no matter what age their child is.
If you’re managing various responsibilities of academic life, pregnancy and parenthood, please visit the following page for information and advice on breastfeeding facilities on campus and support for you as a student parent:
Religion and Belief
For religious support for all faiths and none:
Equality Information Monitoring
We ask all staff and students to disclose personal information around ethnicity, gender, faith and sexual orientation to enable the University to identify any barriers that students and staff may face in work or study at RGU.
Dignity at Work and Study
The Dignity at Work and Study Policy covers both staff and students and identifies clearly the types of behaviours which constitute bullying and harassment overall and in relation to each of the equality protected characteristics. The policy also identifies sources of help and support for staff and students and outlines the process for reporting any breaches of the policy.