Other Learning Facilities

We have a range of other facilities to support your learning at Robert Gordon University.

Art Materials Shop

Art-materials-shop-2.8f_152.jpgThe Art Materials Shop is situated on the ground floor of Gray's School of Art.

It stocks a huge variety of art, architecture and computer related materials with many items discounted for students, bringing them well below the recommended retail price. The shop has a friendly team of staff with specialised product knowledge.

It is open Monday to Friday, 9am-3.30pm.

Practice Learning Environment

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Psychology Laboratory and Test Library - This is an important resource for Applied Social Science staff and students. It not only provides computer facilities and laboratory space for experiments and studies to be conducted, but also holds a number of psychological tests, book, equipment and other resources that are important for both staff/student projects, research and teaching purposes.

Health Sciences

The Practice Learning Environment used by the Physiotherapy department includes a state of the art human performance laboratory and two clinical practice rooms, both of which are accommodated on level one of the Faculty of Health and Social Care, and are ideal for a variety of educational purposes both practical and theory based.

  • Radiography Suite (H103)
  • 2 Clinical Practical Rooms (H105 & H106)
  • 1 Human Performance Laboratory (H109)
  • Social Care Setting (H220)

Life Sciences

There are a number of modern laboratories with state of the art equipment designed to aid both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Resources include:

  • General Biosciences, Chemistry and Forensic Laboratories
  • Microscopy Suite
  • Chemistry Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Forensic Imaging Suite
  • Food Handling and Preparation Laboratory


There is a range of laboratories and a mock chemist shop. The main objective of the Practice Learning Environment within Pharmacy is to supplement practice based learning throughout the School and to facilitate the development of skills required for new professional roles.

Moot Court

moot court 2The Moot Court is located in Aberdeen Business School and was opened in 2002. It is used extensively by students on the Law LLB (Hons) programme and Law and Management BA (Hons) programme.

The purpose built TV studio is fitted with court-room furniture and recording equipment so that students practise their mooting skills by arguing fictional cases.


ACS PlacementA characteristic of many of the courses at Robert Gordon University is the variety of placement opportunities. Placements allow you to put theory into practice and apply the knowledge and skills that you have developed in the classroom to a real life situation.

Aberdeen Business School Placement Office is located in the Faculty of Health and Social Care building, room H415. They work throughout the year placing both undergraduate and postgraduate students with local, national and international employers

The Faculty of Design and Technology Placement Office is located in the Clarke Building, room C309. Placements are credit bearing parts of undergraduate degree courses. However if a student opts out of the placement or there are no placements available, alternative taught routes will be offered.

Within the Faculty of Health and Social Care each course is allocated a Placement Co-ordinator. Placements are essential for professional education and producing graduates and postgraduates that are fit for purpose in rapidly changing health and social care environments.

“The University is on a beautiful campus, with many fascinating buildings and excellent sporting and library facilities.”

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  1. 28, March, 2018 RGU to rename building in honour of Ishbel Gordon

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    RGU is renaming one of its buildings to celebrate the achievements of Ishbel Gordon, who was a noted campaigner for women’s interests and a philanthropist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.