New Students

New Students

All the information you need to ensure that you are ready for the start of university life.

If you are new to the university this semester, we’re thrilled that you are joining our learning community. And if you are a returning student, welcome back!

We have been busy making sure you will have the best learning experience, whatever you are studying and wherever you are.

Along with the pages on our website, which you can access before your enrol, we’ve put together lots of guides to help you get ready for your studies. After enrolment, you can use your RGU login to access the guides on Moodle:

Getting Started

Setting Up for Learning

Campus - Travel, Transport & Food

Getting Help

Student Life and Wellbeing

Going to university isn’t just about getting a degree, there is an entire lifestyle that comes with being a student. Studying is a big part of the experience, but there are also many opportunities available which will allow you to try new things, meet new people, and make the most of your free time.

Leaving home for the first time can be one of the most exciting things about going to university. It’s an opportunity to live independently, meet new people and make new friends – and because Aberdeen really is a truly student-focused city, you’ll meet people from all over the world.

It is important to register with a doctor (GP) as soon as you arrive in Aberdeen.

You might have a lot of questions relating to money. Find some of the answers here.

Aberdeen is 1st in the UK for affordability thanks to our lower living costs (QS Best Student Cities 2022)

Our sparkling city of Aberdeen, in the North-east of Scotland, is the best place to live in Great Britain (HomeViews 2023).

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Ask RGU is your platform to ask questions, obtain advice and help during your RGU journey.

Student Help Point

From travel to tuition fees, accommodation to application forms and finance to free time, the Student Help Point can help whether you are on campus or online.

Visa and Immigration Advice

As an International Student at RGU there is a range of immigration information, advice and guidance that the Student Immigration Team can offer you.

Information for International offer holders about when to arrive, visas, orientation, induction and more.

All students are required to enrol/register at the start of each stage of their course.

ID cards for Students, Staff and community members can be used for more than just identification, find out more.

The RGU campus and business locations are easily accessible by foot, bike, bus, train and car.

Our campus has has great transport links from the city or further afield. Find out how to get here and how to park on campus if travelling by car.

There are food outlets in all of the main buildings on the Garthdee Campus, each offering something slightly different.

The MYRGU mobile app provides an easy-to-use, personalised single access point to student systems and your information.

To access your individual timetable, choose one of these easy ways to help keep you on track and in the right place at the right time.

The IT Helpdesk offers support for all your university needs. We support students staff and visitors with everything such as IT accounts, how to connect to the wireless service, accessing and configuring email, print, copy and scan, and the location of IT labs across our campus - and lots more.

Moodle is RGU’s virtual learning environment (VLE). It is an essential resource that you can access from any internet enabled device, such as a laptop or mobile device, both on and off campus.

The Study Skills team offer advice on a range of study skills, supporting you in meeting your academic potential, and in becoming a confident, independent learner.

The Academic Regulations apply to all educational provision offered by the University bearing credit.

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