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Callum Duguid
Graduate Apprenticeship provides chance for professional and personal growth

Callum Duguid, a Contract Support Engineer at Aberdeen-based EnerMech, has continually strived for professional development and this has been most recently achieved through his Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) with RGU.

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Donella Beaton, Vice Principal for Economic Development at RGU
OPINION: A University’s approach to Skills for Growth

Writing for the Press and Journal, Donella Beaton, Robert Gordon University's Vice Principal for Economic Development, says a broad approach to skills is critical if we are to get close to a just transition, create true equality of opportunity and generate the skills, knowledge and enterprise that Scotland needs.

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Jo-Anne Tait
OPINION: Why didn’t they reach out?

For University Mental Health Day, the theme is "no student should ever feel alone with their mental health". RGU's Academic Strategic Lead for Engineering, Jo-Anne Tait, details why a new strategy for supporting the students in Scotland least likely to reach out is not only needed but being created at the University.

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Gray's School of Art Fashion & Textile students meet Dame Zandra Rhodes at Aberdeen Art Gallery
50 Years of Fabulous for Gray’s students

Iconic British designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes, inspires a group from Gray's School of Art at Robert Gordon University (RGU), for an exclusive tour of '50 Years of Fabulous' at Aberdeen Art Gallery.

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Dave Lynch
Former BP Vice President joins RGU as Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

RGU will host a former BP Vice President as its Entrepreneur in Residence through participation in a prestigious Royal Society scheme to increase knowledge of cutting-edge industrial science, research, and innovation.

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Image shows a team from The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment taking thermal images of an old property on RGU campus
RGU innovates sustainable homes with new Building Retrofit course

A new post-graduate course to improve the energy efficiency of buildings has been given the go-ahead at The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, at Robert Gordon University (RGU), as the university successfully joins the UK Green Building Council.

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Students to compete in one of the world’s largest digital competitions

Robert Gordon University (RGU) will act as a regional hub for Google’s Hash Code programming competition, supporting college and university students from across Aberdeenshire to test their programming skills in a live global contest on 24 February.

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Industrial image from a dataset from Equinor
RGU offers skills boost with world 1st in Energy Data Management

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is launching the world’s first cross-sector Energy Data Management course. The new online short course is targeted at Data Managers within the energy sector, and in particular for wind, oil and gas and nuclear, but will also be of interest to anyone considering a career in Data Management.

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Graphic for PRISM exhibition
Look Again exhibition of colour, PRISM, shines at festival of light, SPECTRA

A vibrant exhibition celebrating colour, takes centre stage at Grays School of Art’s Look Again project space this week, as part of Aberdeen’s festival of light, SPECTRA which runs from 10 – 13 February.

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Dr Paul Arnell
Don't fall for bad press—cycling is good for us all, particularly motorists

After recent and contentious changes to the Highway Code, Dr Paul Arnell writes for The Scotsman to show why cycling is good for us all—but particularly—motorists.

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-	Cohousing directors, from left Elli Pearson, Jenny Rambridge, Trish Spence, Catherine Kirkwood, in the community garden
RGU welcomes funding boost for co-housing development in Orkney

Robert Gordon University’s Orkney Project has welcomed a major funding boost to create a co-housing development for older people in Orkney.

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Christopher D McDermott
OPINION: Facial recognition and fingerprints, foolish or foolproof?

Writing for the Fintech Times, RGU's Lecturer in human-centred security Dr Christopher D. McDermott expresses the duality of the individual’s right to privacy, and control of their biometric data, and the moral responsibility individuals and organisations have to protect the security of society.

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