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Student Profile of the University in Session 2012 - 2013

 There were over 16,000 students at the University

 Of the total:

  • 63% were Full time and 37% Part time
  • Of the part time students, 82% were distance learning students
  • 63% were Undergraduate students
  • 35% were Postgraduate with the remainder in Postgraduate Research

 Of the Undergraduates:

  • 32% attended Aberdeen Business School
  • 28% enrolled in Design and Technology courses
  • 40% were enrolled in Health and Social Care courses

 Of the total student population:

  • 69% studied on campus
  • 31% studied off campus

 

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RGU at a Glance - Graduate Employment and Student Profile (pdf 1.2MB)

  1. Timeline

    The University can be traced back to the birth of Aberdeen merchant and benefactor Robert Gordon in 1668.

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Our performance speaks for itself

  1. "With a prospectus cover that proclaims "your career starts here", Robert Gordon University does what it says on the tin. [...] For many years now it has turned out job-ready graduates who are snapped up by employers." The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 

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  2. "Links with leading local, national and international employers are manifest and strong."  The Sunday Times University Guide 2013

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  3. "A degree from Robert Gordon is as near to a guarantee of a job as you can get. Few graduates were unemployed six months after leaving last year - just 3.8% - the lowest rate of any state-funded university in the country. It's the same every year at Robert Gordon, which has the best graduate jobs record of any university." The Sunday Times University Guide 2012

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