Derrick Klutsey is a current MSc Drilling and Well Engineering student at RGU
Where are you from?
Takoradi in Ghana.
Why did you choose to study at RGU?
Having spent some time working in Aberdeen with my company EXPRO, I had the chance to visit the campus on a number of occasions. I was impressed with the facilities and structure of the school in general. Also knowing about their records of graduates getting jobs after school also influenced my decision to come and study here. Aberdeen is generally is a great place to be for someone like me who has been in the oil and gas industry for five years now.
What is the best thing about being an international student at RGU?
First of all learning new things about a new place is great. The learning structure here is quite challenging and I enjoy this challenge as it gets the best out of me.
How would you describe the teaching on your course?
Excellent, challenging and practical. The lecturers and visiting industry experts possess a vast amount of experience. They teach very well to get you to understand and are also very practical about their approach in dealing with the course and future work.
What are your thoughts on the teaching and learning facilities at RGU?
Great! The classrooms and library facilities are excellent. You are able to access everything you need online, hence you are updated all the time and it is easy to keep up with the course.
What is the best thing about living in Aberdeen?
The city. Beautiful place and easy to find you way around.
What will you miss when you leave?
The lighting decorations on Union Street during Christmas. Will really miss that. Gives you a great feel for the season.
What advice would you give to a new international student who plans to come to RGU?
Good decision to come here. Great place, the teaching and support stuff are excellent. The school just gets the best out of you and prepares you for your future career.