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  1. 11, May, 2015 Photography student tackles issue of food poverty

    The issue of food poverty and waste in the UK has been highlighted by a photography student at RGU.  

  2. 11, May, 2015 Photography project aims to raise awareness of chronic condition

    Matt Jolly image 1

    A student at RGU has produced a series of photographs aimed at raising awareness of a chronic condition which affects around one in every 250 people in the UK.  

  3. 11, May, 2015 Classic crime book covers given North-East twist

    Johnny Craig commercial photography 2015

    The covers of a range of classic hard boiled crime novels have been given a North-East make over thanks to a photography student at RGU.  

  4. 11, May, 2015 Photography student puts Aberdeen performers in the frame

    Jamie Rodden

    An Aberdeen photography student has captured a range of North-East performers on film for an upcoming exhibition at Gray’s School of Art.  

  5. 07, May, 2015 Victorian style inspired Gray’s graduate to set up own business

    Cari & Co

    A love for the style of the Victorian era inspired one Gray’s School of Art graduate to set up a unique business in the north-east.  

  6. 04, May, 2015 ACCESS RGU scholarships for talented trio of students

    ACCESS RGU scholarship students 2015

    A talented trio of RGU students have been awarded ACCESS RGU scholarships, sponsored by Baillie Gifford, EnerMech and Canadian Natural Resources (CNR).  

  7. 30, April, 2015 Rising Star award for Gray’s graduate Hayley

    Hayley McSporran graduate collection

    An up and coming designer and former Gray's School of Art student is continuing to impress during her post graduate studies in Glasgow, winning a £9,000 scholarship.  

  8. 24, April, 2015 Extreme Art School launches in Aberdeen

    Professor Chris O'Neil

    Gray's School of Art and Transition Extreme have teamed up to launch a new programme for 16 – 21 year olds.  

  9. 22, April, 2015 Artists to reveal inspiration at Glasgow event

    Catherine Ross Woon prize

    A group of graduates from Gray’s School of Art are hosting the second in a series of artist talks designed to promote conversation about art in an accessible way.  

  10. 21, April, 2015 Boost for young north-east entrepreneurs as city universities open high-tech digital hubs

    Digital innovation hub launch: Prof. Chris O'Neil, Dr. Julian Bass, Dawn Shand and Jamie Coleman

    Young entrepreneurs in the north-east are set for a boost as Aberdeen’s universities gear up to launch two new digital innovation incubators.  

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  1. Award-winning talent showcased at Gray’s Degree Show

    caig shepherd

    Mature student runner up in annual competition highlighting the cream of Scotland’s emerging fine artists

    Craig Shepherd Painting 2011 BA (Hons)

“I highly recommend the Sculpture course. Not only do you gain experience within the art world, you are also guided and supported in finding a work practice that is right for you. The tutors are supportive but allow you to make your own decisions and take your own path.”

Stephanie Horne Sculpture 2011 BA (Hons)


  1. 16, October, 2015 TransFORM


    Drawing together a group of 4 artists producing diverse work but with a shared underlying passion, their fascination with the human made world.  

  2. 08, December, 2015 Winter Graduation Ceremonies - Design and Technology (2:30pm)

    Lauren Jenkins graduation 2014

    Ceremony for the Gray’s School of Art, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, School of Computing Science and Digital Media and the School of Engineering  

  3. 27, January, 2016 Postgraduate Event: Find a Masters

    Find a Masters

    Come and speak to RGU at the Find a Masters Postgraduate Fairs.  

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