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RGU continues to celebrate strong performance in the 2017 Guardian University Guide


Robert Gordon University (RGU) reflects on its performance in the 2017 Guardian University Guide, where it secured top place in Scotland for graduate prospects and a strong position in the subject league tables both in UK and Scottish ranks.

FerdinandRGU was ranked first for four courses in Scotland - health professions; journalism; architecture; and pharmacy - while securing three subjects in the UK top 10.

RGU’s journalism course was ranked second in the UK, with its health professions named fifth and its law course coming in at ninth.

The university has also made it into the top 20 in the UK for a number of courses including art; social work; fashion and textiles; hospitality; event management; tourism; pharmacy; forensic sciences and archaeology; architecture; and accounting and finance.

Overall the university has moved up two places on last year to 44 in the UK, while increasing by a place to seventh in Scotland.

RGU’s Principal, Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, welcomed the university’s good performance in the latest national league table.

He said: "I am delighted that RGU continues to move up the rankings in this league table. We were able to climb another two places overall in the UK (having risen 5 places last year) while securing a strong ranking in the subject league tables.

"We are delighted to have made it into the top 10 in the UK for a number of our courses, demonstrating that our staff show strong dedication in developing and delivering a high quality educational agenda.

"We place students and their graduate prospects at the top of our priorities, ensuring they achieve an industry-recognised qualification as well as a high skill set, so we warmly welcome being acknowledged as top for graduate prospects in Scotland."

The tables were compiled by the independent consultancy firm Intelligent Metrix. They are based on information collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) and the National Student Survey, published by Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce).

Release by Anna Duthie
Senior Communications Officer
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