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The Robert Gordon University (RGU)

26 reviews
3.84 / 5 based on 26 reviews
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Abiodun O
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Did not have any language challenge because I speak good english. back home in Nigeria, the official language is English. Initially had a litle difficulty understanding the scottish accent but it wasnt hard to adapt.
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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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Overall, Nightlife, Food, Travel, Housing:
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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Abiodun O
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Engineering, Graduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
very practical courses with lots materials at the Energy Institute.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
none
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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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
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Nightlife, Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
night clubs at the city centre. premiership and champion league matches at RGU unon
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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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