University hosts new format Open Days

The University will open its doors to potential students and their friends and families during Open Days on Wednesday 6 October and Saturday 6 November 2010.

The October event will be held from 10am until 3pm at both the Garthdee and city centre campuses. The second of the two Open Days will take place exactly one month later, on 6 November 2010, from 11am to 3pm.

The 2010 Open Days introduce a new format, enabling visitors to speak to representatives from across the University in one place at one time, courtesy of the new ‘Information Fairs’ which will be held in both campuses.

The Information Fairs will be held at RGU:Union on Schoolhill at the city’s centre, and on University Street (below RGU:SPORT) at the Garthdee campus. They will host a wide range of course-specific stands representing each of the three Faculties - Health and Social Care, Design and Technology and Aberdeen Business School.

Representatives from the support departments at the University will also be on hand to discuss any questions about how to apply, the costs of going to university, where to stay and adapting to student life. There will also be tours of the student accommodation at Woolmanhill, as well as RGU: SPORT, the University's £10 million sports centre.

Hands-on activities will take place at each of the schools across both campuses including: green-screen, programming iphone apps and computer controlled robot workshops at the School of Computing; the FF1600 racing car in the School of Engineering; critical care scenario demonstrations at the School of Nursing and Midwifery; tours of the Crime and Forensic labs at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

Tours at both campuses will take place regularly throughout the day. Student ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions on what it’s like to study and live in Aberdeen. Commercial Photography students from Gray’s school of art will also be taking pictures at both campuses - their photos will be posted on the University’s Facebook page.

Claire Shaw, University Marketing Manager said, "The University is geared up for what is set to be two highly engaging open days. Early indications show that we have over 3000 people currently booked, and of course we expect many more to register online in the run up, and also to turn up on the day to register.

"We having invested significantly in our new buildings at Garthdee and updated the facilities at our city centre campus. Combined with our position as best Scottish University for graduate employment, we know that once people visit Robert Gordon University they will see the benefits of studying in such a fantastic environment."

Free buses will run between the city centre and Garthdee campuses every ten minutes, with courtesy train station pickups running between 9am and 12pm. Places on free bus services to and from Perth, Dundee, Keith, Brechin and Elgin are bookable online. This service operates on a first come first serve basis

For further details, call 01224 262204 or register online to attend the Open days by visiting:

Andrew Youngson
Communications Officer

Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262389