The year is not yet done but I am quite convinced I made the right choice of university. They do not let down students. They’re very present and make themselves available if needed.
The lectures are all online. 6-10hrs of online teaching. But we have extra work to do by ourselves. And we then have Q&A sessions in case any student has questions. We also have workshops, tutorials which helps to practice. The lectures are quite a lot but we have so much support from our lecturers
Electronic library, studying guides, wellbeing services etc.
A wonderful learning experience that I would gladly try again in the future in the form of postgraduate studies. Helpful tutors, great feedback, an inclusive place that makes student life so much better
Tutors are helpful and involved and provide enough support
Very helpful and great to communicate with
They are alright
Other RGU reviews on this website are definitely rigged. I would highly recommend looking at the University of Aberdeen and going to RGU only if your grades are low. Their lecturers/courses are far superior
The careers department is really good. They send you links to different job vacancies.
Pros: + Many courseworks + A few good lecturers Cons: - Most lecturers are boring, some of them have accents that are hard to understand - Most courseworks are done in groups. If your group members are bad, you will have to do 5 times more work than expected. The coursework is marked in terms of general quality, not the individual contribution. This is probably the most annoying part because your grade 80% depends on other people - Timetables are inefficient. Labs and lectures have 1-3 hour gaps. Uni is in the countryside so going home is not the best option either. - Some lecturers do not have PhD
Heard of them on day 1 and that was it.
The accommodation is safe if you lock your doors. I would never leave them open since most flatmates bring random people that they never met in and these people try to sneak into the rooms. That happened to me quite a few times. The location and atmosphere are great. I will never forget it. But it is definitely overpriced. You can find one-bedroom flats that are cheaper. Even with the internet and bills, the price will be roughly the same. The cleaner comes in once a week, which is not great. Most flats have a really strong smell of rotten food since nobody wants to wash the dishes or take the garbage out.
No. Uni is far away, a day ticket costs £3.70. Timetables aren't very efficient most of the time. Uni is 4-5 times a day (when it could be 2-3). Be prepared to spend about £15 pounds on a bust a week.
The University of Aberdeen is better than RGU in terms of societies. They have a bigger variety of them and they generally look better organized
If you have a question, the course leader will always answer it. Feedback on the courseworks is not always great
Course is great, staff are very supportive
Our course has placements throughout 4 years
Student-orientated and many resources available to help us.
Sends out regular emails about activities and change
Very good, new building, clean, readily maintained
Aberdeen is a big city so everything is far away
Lost of societies to join and societies are very active
Tutors are very supportive and are always willing to help
Overall my uni experience has been good. I sometimes feel I could've been more involved as a student.
Great 3rd year industrial placements
Lecturers are all mostly good + useful
Not really aware or involved in it.
Much cheaper than student halls, furnished much nicer over all great place to live
Modern and attractive campus, equipment works well + good food areas
Quite far out, bus can take up to 40-45 minutes, but I wouldn't choose to live near campus
Not really aware of it, I do wish I had taken more of an interest.
Academic - always know who to contact if needed to. Saw a careers adviser once so am aware of the process + found it useful.
Had a lot of cancellations with lectures last year
Tells you at the start about jobs and not much else
Lectures are fine
Got rid of the Union bar
There's a Subway which is good enough
Uni is so far away from town, the bus is terrible
Good that 50% of the time at uni, 50% of the time on placement.
50% placement, 50% in uni
Tutors leave feedback, personal tutor meetings
Lots of placements for experience, exchange programmes etc.
Would prefer tutorials + lectures in one day rather than full day of lectures
Lots of choice for food etc.
Personal tutor offers one-on-one sessions for support