Robert Gordon University


  • Location: Seaside, City

Student life

Our sparkling city of Aberdeen, in North-east Scotland, is the happiest city in the UK to live and work in (Shawbrook Bank 2021). Students in Aberdeen can enjoy famous food and drink, buzzing festivals and events, a vibrant nightlife scene, thrilling outdoor activities and relaxing parks and gardens.

RGU's self-catered accommodation across four sites in the city give you a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets, and are easily reached on foot or through public transport links.

RGU:Union offer over 40 student societies, 30 sports clubs and peer-to-peer confidential advice with RGU:Nightline and Peer Support group, helping to enhance your student experience.

What students say they love about studying at RGU

“From the beautiful modern campus to high-quality resources and facilities, RGU gives its students everything they need to succeed. Thanks to supportive lecturers and passionate mentors, RGU was a welcoming and thriving environment for me from day one.” Mateusz, Law graduate.

What's it like to live in Scotland?
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Scotland’s fantastic history includes its universities – with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and St Andrews among the oldest in the UK. These and many more universities in Scotland offer some of the most incredible surroundings to study in.

Glasgow was named the UK’s top cultural and creative city (The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019 report), while millions descend on the Fringe Festival every summer.

Scottish students may not want to stray far from home – the government covers tuition fees for those studying their first undergraduate degree here.

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What's it like to live in Aberdeen?
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Borrowing a little from various Scottish cities, the country's third largest city has history, culture, countryside, and nightlife to please everyone.

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Campus and facilities

RGU's Garthdee Campus sits in a beautiful and spacious parkland, on the banks of the River Dee. Mature trees and walkways combine with striking architecture providing a stunning backdrop.

In recent years, RGU have invested around £120 million into the riverside campus which has been specially designed with state-of-the-art facilities to enhance our students’ employability. Facilities such as our library tower, Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre and our new RGU Union gaming room cater for both study and recreational time. Whilst our course based facilities ensure you have the space to learn and apply your knowledge. 

Course locations

Garthdee Campus

Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QE

Main Site - Aberdeen

Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB

Main Site

Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB