Sunday Sunday, May 19, 2013
Should people's A Level or Highers grades be adjusted according to what month they were born?
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Aberdeen is a big-time university town, with Robert Gordon students rubbing shoulders quite happily with those from the University of Aberdeen. RGU is based on two sites – the city centre campus and the much larger and shinier Garthdee campus two miles away...more detail The emphasis at RGU is on vocational courses and with excellent post-study employment rates, they're clearly doing something right. The RGU niche is the oil and gas industry - well placed in Aberdeen, 'Dubai of Europe' ...more on academic Most students are from the local area or a long way off, both groups preferRing to migrate towards the bright lights of town and brave Brewery Lane...more on entertainment Plenty of clubs and socs to fill spare hours at the RGU union, from dressing as a pirate to the simple pleasure of toast...more on the SU Sports facilities are so new and shiny it's impossible to look directly at them...more on sports All first years who live more than 18 miles away are guaranteed a place in halls. Students living out flock to the city centre rather than the area around Garthdee...more on housing Local business fall over themselves to offer RGU students piles of cash, mostly Oil and Gas companies but also the odd grocer...more on welfare
Woohoo: RGU grooms its students for the big bad world of work.
Boohoo: Garthdee students get a degree in waiting for buses.
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