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Why choose online distance learning at RGU?


There are many reasons why you might choose to enter into an online distance learning course. Maybe you are looking to enhance your skills set in order to progress in your chosen career or you might be a recent graduate that wants to take the next step in your education – boosting your position in a competitive market at interview stage.

RGU CampusWhatever the reason, there are many online distance learning course options available from universities around the world. Understandably, this can make the selection process slightly overwhelming.

To make things a little easier, we have outlined a few key factors about online distance learning with Robert Gordon University that might make the decision process less challenging.

Online access from anywhere, at any time

RGU uses CampusMoodle, which is a virtual learning environment. Essentially, this is your online campus and where you will come to meet fellow students, engage with tutors, download course material and upload your assignments. That is why we have made it simple to navigate and easy to use.

Here you will find access to a host of course content – including podcasts, lecture notes, course calendars, news forums and much more. Unlike attending physical lectures, you are able to access course content from anywhere with an internet connection, at any time.

RGU currently supports over 8000 students from 113 countries online. Most of the courses studied do not require students to be online at a specific time, meaning it usually doesn’t matter what time zone you’re living in.

Study at your own pace

If you’re unable to attend classes on campus, online learning courses at RGU are an ideal alternative.

This method of learning means you can study at your own pace at a time of the day that is convenient to your schedule. Learning materials, such as lecture notes, will be added to CampusMoodle by the first time you log in so that you have a clear overview of the modules you will study from the outset.

This is the ideal solution if you are in full-time employment or if you are a parent studying in the evenings, since online distance learning can fit around your schedule.

Want to access our library? No problem!

As an online distance learning student, you would still be able to use the services and resources of the library at RGU, even though you aren’t physically learning within the campus. This is because we offer our online distance learning students unique services, such as:

  • Postal loans
  • Photocopies
  • Access to other libraries in the UK
  • Access to libraries outside the UK

As well as these, we provide access to facilities such as iLink - our library catalogue, electronic full text databases, journals, useful weblinks to your chosen subject and ‘how to’ guides to help you get the best from our library resources.

Just because you aren’t here in person doesn’t mean you are at a disadvantage.

Our students rate us

We could tell you how fantastic our online distance learning courses are, however the real ambassadors are our students.

Did you know that 83% of our online distance learning students are satisfied or very satisfied with all aspects of their experience at RGU?

There’s no arguing with that really.

Find out more about online distance learning courses at Robert Gordon University