Why be part of our scene?

Recent Graduates Kate Benzie and Callum Grant share their experiences of coming and to study in Aberdeen, what they found and what surprised them.

So you’re thinking of studying here….

you’ve been to the open days and you  like the look of the school, but want to find out more about Aberdeen and what it means to be a student here.

Well for a start, you’ll be in good company; Aberdeen has a student population of over 25,000, and that size of population shapes a place. Compared to other cities, Aberdeen is very student friendly, with a vibrant student community and night life.

With strong transport links, it’s easy to get to anywhere else in the UK, even although we are the most northerly art school in the UK.

Being so far north also has its advantages, most notably the ease of access to the Cairngorm National Park and all the sports and activities that this incredible natural playground has to offer.  Beyond, it is a short journey to Lochaber, and Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain, with both ranges offering amazing snowsports, hiking, biking and more.


Closer to home, Aberdeen and RGUnion have lots to offer, from snow sports to climbing, and clubs and societies, with some amazing locations only a short bus journey away.

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And what to expect when you do

Head of first year Craig Ellis describes a average day for an art student, what to expect and how it will happen.

How to get here?

Good rail, road and air links make getting to Aberdeen from any of the UK’s Major cities fast and easy.

By train, regular services have journey times of 7 hours from London and only one and a half hours by plane.

By road, bus services into Aberdeen operate by the hour from all major destinations in the UK and buses offer an ideal way to travel between Scotland’s cities.

The large Train and Bus stations are connected by the Union Square shopping centre in the heart of the city, making Aberdeen a natural travel hub for the North East.

Want to know more?

For more information on the study options available and how to apply,

please visit the Robert Gordon University website.


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