RGU Vision song contest contestant group photo

Around the world in music: Song contest at RGU shows off talent!

By Arran Templeton - 02 December 2022

Students and staff at the University took to the stage to perform music showcasing their talent and culture as part of the RGU Vision song contest.

The event, organised through RGU’s ‘Vibrant Campus’ initiative, took place in the Sir Ian Wood building on Wednesday 30 November and introduced various talented students and staff from around the world performing songs from their country of origin.

Computing student Temitope Orunsolu from Nigeria was lucky to win first place and receive the top prize of £150 while Social Work student Rithu Thomas, from India, won second place, and took home £100. In third place were Quines and Colleens, consisting of staff members Mairi Cruickshank, Jo Tait, Clare O'Farrell and Cathy McCullagh, representing Scotland and Ireland, who received a £50 prize.

Dr Adrian Rendon Nava, Lecturer in the School and Engineering and organiser of the RGU Vision song contest, said: "I saw that there were a lot of people from different parts of the world, so it would be fun for them to share their culture through music. The idea was for the contestants to be from different parts of the world and share their music in their language."

"If we repeat this in the future and have good feedback, we can get more audience, public support, and more contestants participating in this event.”

The RGU Vision song contest was funded as part of the 'Vibrant Campus' initiative, aiming to create events and activities across the campus for staff, students, and the local community to bring us all together beyond work and study. Keep an eye out for what’s to come, spread the word and get involved!

Please get in touch with any contributions or ideas you may have for the Vibrant Campus project and get the most out of your campus in the new academic year:

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