RGU alumni can enjoy a range of benefits and services, from careers support and networking events to exclusive alumni discounts.

Find out more about our range of benefits and services. If you can't find what you are looking for please email alumni@rgu.ac.uk or call the alumni team on +44 (0)1224 262285.

Riverside East Alumni Tours

The Alumni Office provides tours of the university's impressive new Riverside East campus development at Garthdee. Tours take place on Friday's* from 12.00-13.00. If you are an alumnus of RGU and would like to tour around the impressive new facility, please email alumni@rgu.ac.uk and a team member will arrange a date that is convenient with you.

Please note that tour groups can include family members and friends of alumni, however the group can be no larger that eight in total. 

*Tours are dependent on the availability of staff - therefore they will not necessarily run every week.

Alumni Events and Reunions

Both the Alumni Office and the wider university organise a variety of events throughout the year in the UK and overseas. They range from specific alumni focused events to those that students, staff and the wider community are also invited to attend.

Find out more about our latest programme of events:

Gray's School of Art Degree Show

Gray's School of Art Fashion Show

'Do' School Memories Exhibition

Access your campus

Library Membership

As a graduate of Robert Gordon University you are entitled to free library membership under the External Membership Scheme. This membership entitles you to:

  • A borrowing entitlement of 3 books and 3 journals
  • Access to the new Library Tower based at Riverside East, Garthdee
  • Option to reserve material
  • Photocopying facilities at reasonable prices

For further information, visit the library website at:

or contact our Customer Support Coordinator, Heather Bain (tel: +44 (0)1224 263450; email: h.bain@rgu.ac.uk

This benefit is only available to RGU alumni with a valid RGU: Alumni Network Card. To get your card email alumni@rgu.ac.uk with your name, date of birth and current address. Please note that you will require this card and photographic ID to join the library.



RGU Students' Union Membership

Do you want to maintain a link with the Students' Union? Join your old club or society? Have access to all the Union bars and facilities?

You can do all this by becoming an Associate Member of the Students' Union; a lifetime membership costs £50.

For further information and an application form, please contact:

Audrey Bainbridge
Students Association
60 Schoolhill
Aberdeen AB10 1JR

Tel: +44 (0)1224 262292
Email: a.bainbridge@rgu.ac.uk

This benefit is only available to RGU alumni with a valid RGU: Alumni Network Card. To get your card email alumni@rgu.ac.uk with your name, date of birth and current address.


Robert Gordon University Tartan

Robert Gordon University tartan has been designed using royal blue as the permanent colour, with red and gold over the checks and the University crest emboldened on silver and gold jewellery.

To have a kilt made in Robert Gordon University tartan please contact:

Philip King II
256 George Street
AB25 1ED

Tel: 0800 9801 333
Email: info@philip-king.com

Alumni Loyalty Discount

RGU and RGIT Alumni are able to enjoy the following range of exclusive and generous discounts on products and services offered within the university.

Course Fees

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 15% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.

How do you claim your discount?

 When applying for your course, the application form will ask if you completed a qualification at the University. Once we have checked and confirmed your qualification is eligible for discount, we will then automatically reduce your fees by the appropriate amount.  

The small print

The 15% discount applies to both home and overseas alumni of Robert Gordon University who are commencing study, on campus or online, from September 2013 onwards. It can only be applied to tuition fees and cannot be used to cover any other programme-related expenses (e.g. residential costs, materials or membership fees). The discount rate applies to an individual whether they are sponsored or self-funded.  However, it cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer (for example corporate schemes/preferential rates).  The discount also cannot be received as a cash refund against the full cost of a course.

If you have any queries about the Alumni Loyalty Discount Scheme, please e-mail postgraduateadmissions@rgu.ac.uk / phone (01224) 262132 or studentfinance@rgu.ac.uk / phone (01224) 262055.

RGU:SPORT Alumni Membership

RGU:SPORT boasts world class sporting facilities.  As well as a pool, climbing wall and three gyms, there are a range of classes on offer for people of all fitness levels.  RGU Alumni are able to receive RGU:SPORT membership discounts of (approx) 30%  'Off-Peak' and 20%  'Peak' .

For further information, please contact:

RGU:Sport Tel: +44 (0)1224 263666
Email: rgusportenquiries@rgu.ac.uk

This benefit is only available to RGU alumni with a valid RGU Alumni Network Card. To receive your card email alumni@rgu.ac.uk with your name, date of birth and current address.

Physiotherapy @ RGU:Wellness

Suffering from a sports related injury? Experiencing back pain? RGU's physiotherapy clinic and podiatry services offer a comprehensive range of therapies and physiotherapy treatments to enable you to get back on track after an illness or injury and ready for life, work and leisure.  Whats more, all RGU alumni are entitled to a 15% discount off treatments with a valid Alumni Network Card.

For further information, please contact:

RGU:WellnessTel: +44 (0)1224 263666
Email: rguwellness@rgu.ac.uk

This benefit is only available to RGU alumni with a valid RGU: Alumni Network Card. To receive your card email alumni@rgu.ac.uk with your name, date of birth and current address.


10% Discount

University Halls of Residence are available to lease at affordable rates during the summer period. RGU Alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on bookings.

For further information, please contact:

Student Accommodation Services Tel: +44 (0)1224 262141
Email: accommodation@rgu.ac.uk

Find A Friend

Have you recently moved overseas? Maybe you are still in the local area and would like to track down former classmates?

Whatever the reason, the alumni relations office can help put you in touch with fellow alumni. We are here to help you connect with alumni old and new. All you have to do is send us a letter or send us an email at alumni@rgu.ac.uk with the following information.

  • Your name
  • Your subject of study and year of graduation
  • Your date of birth (to find you on the database)
  • Your current contact details (e.g. address, phone number, email)
  • Details of who you would like to contact
  • Any message you would like to pass on

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we are unable to supply contact details directly to you. sit back and let us do the work then wait for your old friends to get in touch with you.

Career Support

Your Graduate Careers Service

Robert Gordon University "is the golden ticket as far as employers are concerned...graduates are amongst the most sought after in the UK" ( The Sunday Times University Guide 2009)

Whether you have found a graduate job, are considering some time out or are busy job-hunting, the Careers Centre can help. As a graduate you can register with us and benefit from a range of services that will address all your questions.

To register today, visit the Alumni Careers Service web pages.

University Credit Card

University Credit Card

Have you heard about the Robert Gordon University Credit Card? As our only official credit card, it has been carefully designed to promote Robert Gordon University and provide great value with attractive rates and benefits to cardholders

Benefits to cardholders

  • 0% for up to 12 months from the date your account is opened, on balance transfers made in the first 90 days of account opening (3% handling fee, £3 min)
  • 0% for up to 12 months from the date your account is opened, on money transfers into your current account in the first 90 days of account opening (4% handling fee, £4 min)
  • 0% for up to 3 months from the date your account is opened, on card purchases
  • No annual fee
  • Free Customer Helpline
  • Free fraud protection*
  • Online Card Services – this account is set up with paperless statements. To access your statement simply register for our Online Card Services, where you'll be able to check your balance and transaction history, view your PIN, manage your Direct Debits, balance transfers and much more

MBNA 16.9% representative exampleRepresentative example 16.9% p.a. (variable) on card purchases. This is equivalent to 16.9% APR representative (variable) based on a credit limit of £1,200.

It all adds up to a great deal for you.

To apply call 0800 028 2440 and quote Robert Gordon University

*You will not be liable for fraudulent transactions online or on the high street (including Contactless transactions), providing you tell us as soon as you notice any unusual transactions or you can’t find your card.

Promotional rates will no longer apply from the beginning of any statement period during which you have breached your terms and conditions, for example if you haven’t paid on time or have gone over your credit limit. You cannot transfer balances between MBNA accounts.

The Robert Gordon University Credit Card is issued by MBNA Limited. Registered Office: Stansfield House, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9QQ. Registered in England and Wales under company number 02783251. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. MBNA Limited is also authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009, Register Number: 204487 for the provision of payment services. Credit is available, subject to status, only to UK residents aged 18 or over.

Calls, online and/or Smartphone sessions (e.g. completing an application) may be monitored and/or recorded for quality evaluation, training purposes and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

Further Study Opportunities

Whatever stage you are at in your career, you might be interested in further study to improve your job prospects or for personal interest. As well as a substantial portfolio of postgraduate research programmes and opportunities, the University offers many part-time and distance learning opportunities.

You may also be eligible for our 15% Alumni Loyalty Discount

Find out more about our postgraduate courses

Student Record Requests

Academic Transcripts for Former Students

Student Records and Information Team maintains a limited archive collection of academic results for former students of Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology and The Robert Gordon University.

Currently we can only provide transcripts for study from 1988 to 1998. Unfortunately we are unable to provide academic transcripts for any study prior to 1988.

Transcript requests for study after 1998 are processed directly by the individual schools. Please contact the course administrator for your school via the link below.

To enquiry if academic transcripts are available for your study between 1988 and 1998, please complete the online form below.   If we are able to process the request an administration fee of £10 will be required before production.

Due to corruption of files over the years, we can not guarantee all transcripts will be available


Confirmation of Study and Award Letters

Student Records and Information Team can provide former students with official letters of confirmation.  These letters can be used for a variety of purposes. For further information please send an email to records@rgu.ac.uk

Replacement Certificate

If your degree certificate has been lost, stolen or damaged you may request a replacement through the Student Records Team.

Please note that there can be only one original degree certificate in existence at any one time. The university withholds the right to decline any request for a replacement certificate should a previous request been made.

  • Replacements will usually bear the name of the graduate as they were known at the time of graduation.  In certain circumstances, such as gender reassignment, names may be updated when a new certificate is issued.
  • Receiving a replacement certificate depends on the date the award was issued and the level of the qualification.
  • In order to process a request for a replacement certificate, a few checks and verifications must be made prior to any formal application for re-issue.
  • If we are able to process the request a fee of £35 will be required.
  • Student Records aim to complete replacement certificate requests within 5 to 7 working days, after all required documents have been received.

Please complete the form below in order to begin the initial request.

If your circumstance for requiring a replacement certificate is sensitive and you would prefer to speak with someone please call the Student Records and Information Manager on 01224 262075