When things go right Robert Gordons University is fine enough. When you encounter problems do not expect any help. Polite sympathetic noises from the good staff, as few as they are.
I highly regret taking a course at this university. The stress of their officious and bureaucratic culture is too much. They have made decisions on what they think students want and don't care what students actually need. No appeals, no help. It is clear that, if you don't fit in their box, tough, leave.
There are two types of study spaces: open halls or a small, crowded library. The WiFi is patchy. What few facilities there are often close mid-afternoon of they ever open at all.
Despite getting straight A grades, I have had a terrible experience.
I have had staff say explicitly that they won't help if you find yourself in difficulty with immigration: the particular staff-member was totally unsympathetic.
If you consider RGU, read every policy first as the staff members 'eyes role back into their head, they will chant the policies as though possessed. And there are a lot of policies to protect the university from students. Nothing is guaranteed.
The university stacks as many students into their courses as they can. They don't nearly have the facilities to handle student's needs. Timetables are not optimised for student experience.
Don't fall for their awards: tick-box frameworks based of paper evidence.
If I could start again, I would choose anywhere but RGU.
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RGU and particularly Aberdeen has so much to offer for international Student in every aspect. RGU is extremely supportive through the application process. The ‘Contact a Student’ platform, in particular, was remarkable. The tutors are always ready to help and go beyond expectation to help you.
Always feel free to reach out to RGU respective teams for anything you need guidance in, you will get the best advice.
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