New distance learning students
As a distance learner, you must be able to access all the online systems that RGU offers to enable you to learn and complete your studies.
Logging in to RGU services
To be able to login and access your online learning materials, you will need to know your RGU username and password which will be provided by our Admissions team when you are invited to enrol. You will use these to access your learning materials, email other provided systems.
RGyoU is a gateway to information and services for all students. It provides links to Campus Moodle, mail, iLink library catalogue, personal files on the University network, help and advice information, exam results, academic regulations, how to update your address, tuition fee and accommodation information to name a few.
Campus Moodle is a collaborative learning environment for students. Not only will learning material be available online, but there will also be areas for discussion, group work, formative quizzes and the uploading of assignments. You will be able to access your online learning environment anytime and anywhere, as long as an internet connection is available. The learning material can take a wide variety of formats from MS Word and PDF documents to podcasts or wikis. You will submit your assignments via CampusMoodle in the electronic dropboxes which you will find here.
Find out about the services for Current Students at Robert Gordon University including quick links to internal services.
All you need to know to get started at Robert Gordon University.
Your guide to getting online
IT Access and Passwords
Your matriculation/student number is also your RGU User name for logging into RGU services. You’re issued a temporary password for Enrolment but you need to change this to a new secure password – do this when you see a message saying your password has expired. If you don’t change your password you only have a few logons with the temporary password before you are locked out.
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The library services and resources are available to all students of the University, including distance learners, and there are some additional services we offer students who are enrolled on distance learning courses who cannot come in to visit the Library on campus.
- Postal loans
- Access to other libraries in the UK
- Access to libraries outside the UK
You will have access to services such as:
- iLink (the Library Catalogue)
- Electronic full text databases
- Useful weblinks for your subject
- ‘How to...’ guides to getting the best from Library resources
Your main point of contact throughout your studies will be your Course Leader and Course Administrator.
The Course Leader is normally your Personal Tutor and will also assist you with any personal problems of a non-academic nature which may affect your ability to perform effectively during the course.
Each module within a course has a designated Module Coordinator and they will be the main point of contact for any issues or queries regarding that particular module. Their role is
- to upload module content
- monitor discussion forums
- instigate online discussion
- respond to individual study queries
- provide support
- assess the module
- monitor progress
The normal way to contact a tutor for individual support is by email. We encourage students to keep in regular contact with their Course Leader and tutors.
You should not hesitate to get in touch with your Course Leader if you have any concerns at any point.
Other Support Available
There is a network of advice and support available for our distance learning students.
Our services include:
- Disability and Dyslexia
- Student Counselling
- Careers Advice
- Study Support
We have a dedicated IT helpdesk for support to students who need help with technical questions.
Find out how the Careers and Employability Centre can help RGU Distance Learners.
If you are studying via online distance learning or on a part-time basis, our flexible payment plan enables you to make a single one-off payment or spread the cost of your course fees throughout the duration of your study with us.*
We are able to make your study more affordable by requesting an initial payment of just 22% of your course fees for that year (not the total cost of the course), due before or on the day of enrolment.
For enquiries regarding fee payment options contact Student Finance on +44 (0)1224 262664 or email us at
*For payment of Engineering fees, please refer to individual Engineering course pages.