The support services which help students make the most of life at Robert Gordon University.



Services for Students

Useful Contacts

Some useful contacts to support current students with administrative and welfare issues.

  • Student Finance:

  • Student Records and Information:

  • Student Welfare:

Margaret McIntosh Tel: 01224 262127
Sharon Waters Tel: 01224 262126

Academic Affairs

The Department is one of a number of functional management areas which support the University's academic provision.

The Department supports current students in the following areas.

Course Information

  • Maintaining accurate course information, currently in the form of Definitive Course Documents (DCDs) and Definitive Programme Documents (DPDs) 
  • Administering the University's Module Database
  • Advising on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)

Assessment Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

The department provides assessment policies, procedures and guidelines.

Research Degrees Support

The Research Degrees Office of the Academic Affairs Department is responsible for

  • Developing, implementing and operating quality assurance procedures and regulations for the University's Research Degrees. 
  • Servicing the University's Research Degrees Committee and supporting and guidance to research students.

Academic Affairs website

Alumni and Development

Robert Gordon University has a worldwide network of over 40,000 alumni. From Aberdeen to Kuala Lumpur, and from London or Beijing, all the alumni are linked together through the RGU Alumni Association.

Alumni Relations

The Alumni Relations Office provides a great deal of support to its graduates. Support is provided through:

  • The management of the alumni database
  • Production and distribution of the alumni magazine
  • Assistance for alumni groups at home and overseas
  • The ongoing development of services and benefits offered to alumni

It is our aim that alumni will begin to act as ambassadors for the University.

Alumni enquiries:

Claire Shaw  
Alumni & Development Office
Tel: 01224 262032
Fax: 01224 262038

Development Office

Maximises external income to the University through a programme of fundraising and development activities including:

  • Developing and composing fundraising proposals to individuals, Corporations, Trusts and Foundations
  • Providing advice and support to schools, departments and academics on development and fundraising issues
  • Conducting an ongoing programme of prospect research to identify and match potential sources of funding and sponsorship to RGU projects

For further information contact:

Kay Shelby-James
Alumni & Development Office
Tel: 01224 262033
Fax: 01224 262038


Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment

The aim of the Directorate of Marketing, Communication and Student Recruitment is to help the University achieve its recruitment targets, over the short, medium and long term.

The Directorate is made up of the Admissions department, UK Marketing, Communications and the International Office.

Find out more about the Directorate of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment

Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA)

Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) aims to promote the enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment.

This department provides development support in academic practice and educational technology to staff in faculties and schools.

DELTA is currently responsible for: 

DELTA website

Study Support

The Study Skill and Access Unit provides free and confidential support for a range of study skills.

We offer small group and class sessions, or students can book one-to-one tutor appointments, tailored to individual needs.

Find out more at the Study Support web pages

Care Experienced Student Support

Robert Gordon University is dedicated to providing an accessible student environment for all students, including those who have been looked after at home, in residential care, foster care or kinship care.

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Going to university can be a daunting prospect and many prospective students will look to previous experiences or family for support in getting through new challenges. In many cases, a disrupted education or lack of family support may make the transition to university study a more intimidating experience for care experienced individuals.

We are also proud to have been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark, which requires us to demonstrate that we have a robust strategy in place to ensure that students from a care background can access a package of support, be it pastoral, educational or financial.

Our dedicated Adviser can guide you through the wide range of student services available, helping you make the most of life at university and your successful future career. In addition, students and applicants from Scotland may also be entitled to the Care Leavers Grant through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), which can assist with paying for accommodation costs during the vacation period.

Care Leaver Brochure

Care Leaver Enquiry Form

ACCESS RGU supports students who are traditionally under-represented in university. Contact The Care Experienced Advisor, Charley Buchan to discuss the support which may be available to you.