Your Student Presidents

Welcome from your Student Presidents

By Jordan Moore, Damilola Adesanya, and Laila Obiagwu - 08 September 2021

RGU student Presidents, Jordan Moore, Damilola Adesanya, and Laila Obiagwu lead the welcome to new and returning students as we prepare for the new term.

As your student Presidents, we are excited to welcome you to RGU for the 2021-2022 academic year!

We recognize that for many of you, both new and returning students, you have been waiting a long time for this day and some of you will be experiencing mixed emotions as we return to campus. We also know that things may look a bit different than you were expecting, but we want to assure you that the Students' Union and the University are here to support you every step of the way in your academic journey and career development.

We have been working over the past weeks and months to make sure that your experience during Freshers 2021, semester one, and beyond is the best that it can be. The Students' Union has worked in partnership with the University to ensure that no matter where you study—whether through blended learning or solely online, in Aberdeen or around the world—every student will have access to the same opportunities, support, and resources.

For everyone that will be on campus, your safety is paramount and the whole campus has been adapted to comply with health and safety restrictions, so that those attending classes will have a safe, welcoming, and accessible teaching environment. In the same vein, all new and returning students are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as it is the best way to protect oneself and other members of our community.

We’re also delighted to announce that the Freshers 2021 line up is now live with over 75 exciting virtual and in-person events and activities hosted by the Union and the University. From study skills and course orientation sessions, to sport and wellbeing, to orientation tours and the legendary pub quiz, there will be so many opportunities for you to make friends, meet your student reps, lecturers, and support staff, and—most importantly—have some fun!

If you feel you need any support during your time at RGU, there are many people that can help. Your personal tutor and course staff can point you in the right direction, and the team at the Students’ Union are also more than willing to support you. All our support services are fully operational, the Union’s societies, sports clubs, student groups and networks are all still operating and providing amazing opportunities for you to build skills, meet new people, learn, and have fun. Don’t miss any of these. 

Finally, we look forward to meeting you on campus during the semester. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need anything. We will be here throughout the year to support you whenever you need us.

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