Information, Communication & Media Affiliations

We are proud to be associated with the following leading organisations, institutions and professional bodies.


Chartered Institute of Public Relations

The CIPR represents the industry and ensures that the highest standards of professionalism and integrity are achieved within the profession. Accreditation of a course demonstrates that it has attained the professional level required in this field.

Chartered Institute of Information and Library Professionals

The leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers, with up to 23,000 members working in all sectors, including business and industry, science and technology, further and higher education, schools, local and central government, the health service, the voluntary sector, and national and public libraries.

Industry Links

We have developed strong links with the following organisations. Many of these are graduate employers and placement hosts, while others sponsor student projects and prizes or are guest speakers.

Aberdeenshire Council
Aberdeenshire Council aims to sustain best quality of life through creating friendly and lively communities and an enterprising and adaptable economy. 

AVC Media Enterprises
AVC is a full-service media and communications agency. They combine Scotland's top-rated corporate production houses with quality marketing communications, 3D animation, graphic design, digital media, audiovisual solutions, offshore entertainment and satellite communications.

Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres
Based in the city centre, the Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres are the main shopping destinations in Aberdeen.

Crimestoppers Scotland
Crimestoppers Scotland is a charity dedicated to helping solve crimes and taking criminals off the streets across Scotland.

Fifth Business
Fifth Business is an international communications, learning and design service provider with its headquarters in Aberdeen and locations in London, Houston and The Hague.

Mackenzie PR
Boasting a great team of people, which combines experience and talent with good humour and straight talking attitudes, Mackenzie PR works with their clients to deliver high profile, strategically managed PR campaigns.

Macphie of Glenbervie
Macphie of Glenbervie, which is based near Stonehaven, has been providing high quality, innovative food ingredients since the 1920s. This dynamic, entrepreneurial company supplies the bakery, food service and retail markets in the UK and internationally to 40 countries. Over the years they have established strong links with a number of universities locally, nationally and internationally, to demonstrate the diversity of challenging and rewarding careers within the food industry.

Oil & Gas UK
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.

Tricker PR
Tricker PR is a highly creative, award-winning PR agency specialising in fast-moving media relations for a wide range of business to business (B2B) and consumer clients (B2C).

Information Management

The following specialist recruitment agencies visit us each year to interview information management students:

Chartered Institute of Information and Library Professionals (CILIP) run a student workshop each year.

Every year a range of guest speakers visit to speak to our students. In the past, speakers have included:

  • Ivor Lloyd, Vice Principal University of Abertay Dundee
  • Gordon Hunt, Librarian University of West of Scotland
  • Sue Hill, Managing Director of Sue Hill Recruitment
  • Martyn Wade, National Librarian of Scotland
  • Internationally-renowned academics in the field, including Professor Carol Kuhlthau, Professor Louise Limberg and Professor Chun Wei Choo.

Educational Institutions

Undergraduate Communication & PR, Publishing with Journalism and Media Studies students can choose to spend some time abroad during their studies.

As part of the Erasmus programme students can attend the Rotterdam Business School in the Netherlands.

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In The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017, RGU was ranked as a top 10 UK university for good industry connections.

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