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Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen | Grampian and Tayside

Sporty Creative City Campus By the sea

Ucas code: R36

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

69%

MED

Creative

69%

HIGH

Political

50%

MED

Varied union activities

66%

MED

Sporty

75%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £22k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 99% HIGH
Student satisfaction score 79% MED

Number of students

12,501

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

28%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are male

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

18%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 295 comments (76 students)
    • Support

      I didn’t seek help

      2018, 2nd year, Visual Communication

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    • Course

      The course lack relevant structuring and feedback. Furthermore, the course has too few contact hours and way too many...

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      2018, 2nd year, Mass Communications & Documentation Not Elsewhere Classified

      Course

      The course lack relevant structuring and feedback. Furthermore, the course has too few contact hours and way too many independent study hours. The university is slowly moving away from traditional exam assessments in certain subjects which is very good. Instead, coursework is heavily featured, however, we do not get a chance to hand in any mock coursework in advance, so we have little understanding of what is expected of our final course works. Lecturers are stressed and do not have enough time to properly teach you. Many of the lecturers end their lectures early, despite barely having taught anything, which is very worrying and adds to the stress of students.

      2018, 2nd year, Mass Communications & Documentation Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accomodation

      I live near King Street in the city centre. Very close to all amenities and public transportation right in front of my door....

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      2018, 2nd year, Mass Communications & Documentation Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accomodation

      I live near King Street in the city centre. Very close to all amenities and public transportation right in front of my door. Very central location. I chose it due to the distance to the city centre. 25-60 min to the uni campus with bus depending on the traffic and time of day. It can be difficult to get around town in the evening and on weekends with busses. Vibrant city life, lots of clubs and other entertainment, cinemas, malls etc. I would not live in this flat again as it is not well maintained, but I would consider living in the area again (if I can afford it, as it is cheaper to live outside the city centre near uni.)

      2018, 2nd year, Mass Communications & Documentation Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Support

      I have not sought assistance at this point.

      2018, 2nd year, Mass Communications & Documentation Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accomodation

      Not looking, staying at same accommodation.

      2018, 2nd year, Mental Health Nursing

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    • Scholarship

      Fees paid by Scottish government, not applied for.

      2018, 2nd year, Mental Health Nursing

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