Students from a wide variety of programmes at RGU benefit from input from a broad range of industries from oil and gas to investment to fashion and to nursing.

Investment Den MBA winners 2017Professionals from a range of organisations take time out of their busy schedules to work with our students and help shape their learning, supporting the development of professional skills and imparting the latest knowledge to ensure our graduates are ready for the workplace.

From guest lectures to workshops and advice sessions, there are many examples of the valuable input from our industry volunteers.

RGU alumnus Anoop Poddar, Senior Partner and President of the Houston Office of Energy Ventures, has volunteered his support for the MBA programme’s Investment Den for a number of years.

The event gives teams of students the chance to face their own set of “dragons” when they pitch an investment proposal. Anoop tutors them on investment appraisal techniques and then leads the panel of judges, which this year included members from Energy Ventures and Simmons and Co.

Simon Cotton, Chief Executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is a visiting professor to the university and each year he delivers a lecture to fashion management students in the School of Creative and Cultural Business on the story of the business and the work which goes on to maintain the brand.

Our midwifery students benefited from the advice of Dr Mary Ross-Davie, Director for Scotland from the Royal College of Midwifery, who spent a day with the soon-to–be graduates to help them prepare for practice.

Earlier this year, local digital agencies helped digital marketing and communications students develop digital communications strategies for businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

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  • 07, April, 2017 RGU students take on the dragons

    Investment den

    MBA students from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Aberdeen Business School faced their own set of “dragons” when they took part in an Investment Den exercise supported by Energy Ventures and Simmons and Co.