RGU to welcome prospective students at its Undergraduate Open Day

Robert Gordon University (RGU) will open its doors to prospective students this month for its final Undergraduate Open Day of 2016.

Sir Ian Wood Building with RGU sign Taking place on Saturday, October 29 from 10am to 3pm at the Garthdee campus, the Undergraduate Open Day will showcase RGU’s wide range of career-focussed degree level courses and its state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

RGU’s experts will be on hand from a wide range of courses, which are ranked highly for graduate prospects, including architecture and engineering to occupational therapy and pharmacy and to journalism and events management

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 the university’s Woolmanhill city centre student accommodation where tours will be on offer.

Jan Cutting, RGU’s Vice Principal for Commercial and Regional Engagement who will welcome prospective students at the Open Day, 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, 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.

There will be demonstrations running throughout the day in RGU’s 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. 

There will be facility tours, workshops and demonstrations running 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
  • 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 to and from the train station starting from 9am.

Find out more and register for the Open Day 

Release by Anna Duthie
Senior Communications Officer
Press and Media Enquiries