RGU to open its doors to prospective undergraduate students

Prospective students can learn more about Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) wide range of career-focussed degree level courses at its Undergraduate Open Day this month.

Sir Ian Wood Building with RGU sign The university will open its doors to prospective students on Wednesday, August 31 from 10am to 3pm for the free event at its Garthdee campus.

RGU’s experts will be on hand from a wide range of its courses, which are ranked highly for graduate prospects, including architecture, engineering, health and life sciences to management, journalism, hospitality, law, social work and art and design.

Members of staff will also be available at the Open Day Information Fair to talk about finance, careers, student services, facilities, accommodation and answer questions on how to apply.

Prospective students will get an opportunity to tour RGU’s Garthdee campus and experience its state-of-the-art facilities. There will also be a courtesy shuttle bus to some of the university’s city centre student accommodation where tours will be on offer, as well as a city centre tour bus showcasing student life in Aberdeen.

Michael Greenhalgh, RGU’s Interim Director for Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment, said: “Open days are an important part of the process when choosing a university.

“Our open days are your chance to experience the university's stunning riverside campus featuring modern buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, as well as our accommodation, meet with staff, learn more about our courses and find out why we are a top university for graduate employment in the UK.

“Visitors will get a first-hand insight into student life at RGU as current students will also be on hand to talk about their university experience and what Aberdeen has to offer.”

Prospective students looking to study a health or social care related degree will get an opportunity to tour the university’s Clinical Skills Area where volunteer patients will be present to demonstrate the practical aspects of undergraduate study.

The laboratories in the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences will also have demonstrations throughout the day. Clinicians from NHS Grampian will be present to talk with prospective candidates about the roles and opportunities which are available to them once they have completed their training.

Aberdeen Business School will also have demonstrations running throughout the day in its TV and radio studios, as well as a Criminal Court reconstruction in its moot court room for law students to learn more about pleas and mitigation.  There will also be a digital fashion show screening, showcasing the work of current fashion management students. 

The Faculty of Design and Technology will have facility tours, workshops and demonstrations running in each of its schools throughout the day for prospective students looking to study computing, engineering, architecture or art and design disciplines. There will also be an exhibition of award winning work by architecture students and current projects.

Those who attend the Undergraduate Open Day will also have the opportunity to:

•    Talk to a course leader about study opportunities on degree level courses
•    Find out about routes to RGU, including Degree Link with local colleges
•    Get information on the university’s scholarship and funding opportunities
•    Have one-to-one guidance on careers, placements, student finance and admissions

Free shuttle buses will be operating frequently to transport visitors from and to Aberdeen’s train station starting from 9am.
Find out more and register for the Undergraduate Open Day

Release by Anna Duthie
Senior Communications Officer | Internal / External Comms & Events
Press and Media Enquiries