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All distances from city center Garthdee Campus in miles
All distances from Garthdee Campus in miles
Based in the Scotsh city of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University is a contemporary university which was granted university status in the year 1992. The university was founded as an educational institution in the mid 18th century, by Robert Gordon, a prosperous Aberdeen merchant. It is one of two universities in the city with a strong focus on vocational courses, and brands itself as ‘The Professional University’. It currently has over 18,000 students, of whom more than 1,000 are international students from various different countries. It has a very good graduate employment record which shows that the university has a great focus on professional education.
Robert Gordan University has a single operating campus in Aberdeen, in the south-western suburbs at Garthdee. It is the university's main campus, where all academic departments are present and teaching and research take place. The city of Aberdeen is also such a vibrant and beautiful place to live. It has a rich cultural heritage with a range of parks and open spaces close to the city centre. There are plenty of museums, art galleries, cinemas, shopping complexes, and concert venues such that you’ll find something to enjoy every day.
Robert Gordon University offers student housing to over 1,500 students every year. These are the first-year students who are guaranteed a place in university-owned halls. The rooms are spread across the city with the furthest being only 25 minutes’ walk away. Students can stay in en-suite rooms, with studio apartments also available.
Since these university halls are available only for first-year students there are many other student accommodation near Robert Gordon University available for other students as well. These are known as Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and are specifically designed for student living. Those who are new to the city can easily find these type of student accommodation near Robert Gordon University.
The city of Aberdeen offers a wide range of student residences – from affordable to expensive – depending on the area you choose to live in and your student budget. If you prefer a more independent space, you can find plenty of studio apartments close to Robert Gordon University. In these type of apartments, you have a private sleeping space, study area, living room, and a fully-fitted kitchen where you can prepare your meals. These are usually more expensive than the en-suite and shared apartments, offering shared living spaces like a communal kitchen and living room, rest everything is private. The best thing about these PBSAs is that these are mostly located at a walking distance from the university campus.
The student life at Robert Gordon University is quite exciting with your day being broken up into various activities like lectures, seminars and workshops, together with academic staff. There will be a lot of learning as well as fun involved while you study here. The Garthdee campus is a beautifully spacious parkland, adjacent to the River Dee. Since the campus is located close to the city centre you can find a lot of things to do there. Those who enjoy outdoor activities will be glad to know that there are a plethora of opportunities for mountain biking, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding and white water rafting. The Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park are also right on our doorstep.
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