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The Robert Gordon University (RGU)

26 reviews
3.84 / 5 based on 26 reviews
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Excellent university
Vichren B
Bulgaria, Graduate
Business Studies
Overall
The campus is very modern, located beside a beautiful river and firest (amazing location and view), but still close to the city centre. 

The quality of teaching is very good, it is usually described as practical and vocational and not so academic. The university has an excellent employment hub that can help everyone find a placement, internship, graduate job etc. They offer all sorts of career support and advice. 

Strong rivalry with the University of Aberdeen :)
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Pros
Good prospects for future employment of graduates.
Cons
Not a very famous university.
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Abiodun O
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Strongly Recommended RGU is a modern university and it offers a lot of opportunities for students. The student must be ready for an intensive academic session especially for graduate studies and must spend some good time studyingand doing research in order to get the best from the modules. The town is small and the people are very friendly. However, it gets very cold.I strongly recommend the university for any serious minded (and fun-loving) person.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Aberdeen is a cold city so students should come with warm clothings or be ready to buy some here. There is large student community here comprising students from Robert Gordon and Univ of Aberdeen. Lots of students from Africa and Asia. Cost of living could be a bit high when compared to other small cities in the UK but the learning experience would be worth it.
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Abiodun O
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
The cost of living is high in Aberdeen. Also when compared to Nigeria, the differnce in currency value makes cost of living higher in the UK generally.
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Travel, Housing, Food, Nightlife, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
students can get some discounts in some good stores. can also find good bargains if you are ready to search for it. Lots of good household stuffs at many charity shops for almost give-away prices
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Oladimeji A
Federal University of Technology, Akure,, Akure Ondo, Nigeria
Engineering, Technology, Graduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Relatively cheap and encourages concentration besides its proximity was remarkable. this is my opinion
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
as an international student coming to a place for the first time; It wasnt near as a horrible experience as i imagined. it was very fit for its purpose.
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Abiodun O
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: Off campus private hostel
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: off campus private hostel
Why?
Great ensuite student accommodation
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Where I stayed was great. it was very neat and very well maintained. Also close to the school. The school owned accommodation are also very good but not all are ensuite
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Bronne
Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Political Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
Campus is great, all erasmus students and native students live there
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Small room, but doesn't matter.Nice campus, very close to centre. Bit expensive...
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