What Our Students Say

Ferrin DSouza

Ferrin DSouza

MSc Cyber Security student from Kuwait

What attracted you to your course at RGU? 

The Cyber Security course at RGU is taught by the best school. There are also placements available on the course at no extra cost, unlike other universities. Lastly, the modules offered on the course are all current, compared to the modules provided in other universities.

Before coming to RGU, what was your expectation of it - and how has the reality been? 

I was expecting the course to be delivered in a one-sided manner, since that was how I was taught back in my undergraduate degree. However, to my pleasant surprise, the course was very interactive, which was very refreshing. I was also surprised at the amount of support available for the physical and mental wellbeing of RGU students. This is also evident in the availability of an RGU Nightline where students can call in and share any concerns or stress they might be experiencing, as well as the fantastic RGU Sport facility which houses a massive swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym and yoga studio.

What's the best thing about being an RGU student? 

The best thing about being an RGU student is the fact that life is very balanced here. There is a set time for everything from studies to fun and games. Also, there is a huge amount of academic support like ā€œstudy skillsā€ (a webpage that has resources to help students with their coursework).

Describe your favourite memory of RGU so far? 

It definitely would be the time I took a walk on the banks of River Dee with my friend at the end of a long, tiring day. This was the first time I got to experience the lovely scenery, completely relax and destress. I was there with my friend for about 2 hours just talking and exploring.

Tell us about your most challenging/rewarding project/assignment/module. What did you like/ dislike about it and how has it helped you? 

On my course, the assignment on ethical hacking was quite challenging, as I was still a newbie to the subject. However, the lecturers were supportive and helped provide me guidance and advice. It made me realise the importance of asking for help if ever you get stuck and not taking the entire load on oneself.

What is your favourite way to spend your time when you are not studying? Why is that important to you? 

I love to spend time in the gaming room when Iā€™m not studying. It houses a pool table and several PlayStation sets which is so relaxing.

What would you say to someone considering studying at RGU? Any advice you would share? 

RGU is the best choice as a university for you, as it has everything and anything a student would need. There is always support available to students in various forms, one just has to ask.

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