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Robert Gordon University


  • Formerly Robert Gordon Institute of Technology
Sex Ratio (M:F): 40:60
Full-time undergraduates: 7,030
Applications per place: 4
Points range: 40-260
Flunk rate: 15.3% Unemployed after 6mths: 4.1%
Booze Index: £1.64 Av. housing cost per week: £79.20
Av. debt per year: £1,545
Access fund: £384,810

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.
Garthdee students get a degree in waiting for buses.


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Text in italics is Push's opinion - take it or leave it Last updated on: Monday, April 15, 2013

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