What Our Students Say

Philip Osei

Philip Osei

MSc Business and Management student from Ghana

What attracted you to your course at RGU? 

I have always been interested in the dynamics of how businesses work in the real world and in complex market scenarios. Every business at every level needs management in some form, which makes acquiring relevant skills and expertise in business management very important for anyone interested in managing a business. After extensive research with an agency, they recommended Aberdeen Business School. I fell in love with it at first sight. My chosen course’s module structure was designed to provide students with the theories, tools, and techniques to support the practical management of a business. There was a placement option as well where students can opt in for to apply what was learnt in a real work environment. The Business School also has a lot of accreditations and is highly ranked in the UK.

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

Coming to RGU was my first time travelling out of my home country so I quite nervous, and filled with overwhelming thoughts of any and everything. Thoughts such as how I would find my way around, accommodation, food, part-time work, and regulations around my student visa. Luckily, my agency and the immigration team were there every step of the way to assist me to make a smooth transition from my home country to the UK. After staying here for a while, I look back and laugh at how much I worried. Settling into my studies in Aberdeen has been seamless and I could not have chosen a better place. The university provides a vast array of services, from anything you can imagine to even those you would not think about to ensure each student has the best student experience. Words will not be enough to write it all, but trust me when I tell you this, you have nothing to worry about on the RGU campus. Help is always readily available, you just have to ask.

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

The best thing about being an RGU student for me are the resources the University has put in place for students to better themselves. There are lots of learning materials on the eHub to learn relevant skills such as, how to write a cv, prepare for interviews, study effectively, take tests, and how to do coursework. There are also regular workshops and trainings (virtual and physical) on different skills which are all very helpful.

Describe your favourite memory of RGU so far? 

My fondest memory is from a business school event where we met most of the people in our school, interacted, and networked over pizza and drinks. It was a very fun meeting with so many like-minded people whom I might never have met if not for that event.

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

Finance for managers was quite challenging. A couple of my friends and I felt the workload was a little bit too much. However, the course taught me how to manage my workload better and work under time constraints, which is excellence preparation for my working future.

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

I like to work out. Been doing it for a while now it has become a lifestyle. With free gym membership at RGU gym, I can go to the gym whenever I am not studying. It helps me clear my mind as well as the additional benefits of physical wellbeing and healthy living. I also watch tv shows such as Stranger Things.

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

Trust RGU to give you that little push to achieve your life’s goals and you would not regret it. The university is a place that has everything in place to help students attain their goals and aspirations. So, whatever reservations you may have, just voice them out and the staff will be more than happy to address them.

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