Sir Ian Wood Building

Robert Gordon University

In 2013, Robert Gordon University moved all teaching to the Garthdee Campus, creating a space that is both impressive and inspiring to its staff and students.

We focus on preparing students for the world of work through a proven combination of professional placements, academic and research excellence, and state-of-the-art facilities. Our employment record speaks for itself, reflecting innovative, real life courses designed together with industry partners and we are proud to be known as the Best UK University for Graduate Level Employment.

Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities for prospective students to visit Robert Gordon University, meet staff and view the facilities first hand. From individual visits at one of our Visit Afternoons and Open Days, we will be happy to meet you and introduce you to the first-class facilities that we have to offer.

At Robert Gordon University, we are fully committed to the student experience and focus on preparing students for the world of work through a combination of placements, academic and research excellence, and state–of–the–art facilities. What's more, our teaching staff have an outstanding reputation for quality and academic research and our track record in graduate employment is the best in Scotland.

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Case study: Sarah Young

Why did you choose the Degree Link Route?

I always knew I wanted to do a 2+2 as I always thought that having an HND would look better for an employer when looking for work in third year.

What's been the best thing about the experience?

I think the best thing was the very creative environment that surrounded us. Everybody was so nice and the atmosphere allowed you to bounce ideas from one another to end up with the best result.

What was the best thing about studying at NESCol?

I really liked it there. I spent a lot of time in the Library, just working on different projects on the computers for hours. Also, we had amazing lecturers. They were grounded, had lots of experience and were very inspiring, really.

What's the best thing about studying at RGU?

RGU has great facilities. I also loved the location and even though the campus is very large, I enjoyed walking from building to building. As a photographer, you notice and find inspiration in everything.

Would you recommend Degree Link to other students? Why?

I would. I actually already have recommended it to a few people interested in photography. For me it was a great experience! Both institutions were great and all the staff are really helpful.