Robert Gordon University named as Scotland’s top institution

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AN ABERDEEN university has been named as Scotland’s top modern university in the Complete University Guide 2022.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been awarded with the achievement for the second year in a row.

The 2022 guide, released this week, saw RGU surge eight places in the student satisfaction metric, becoming the third best university in Scotland and placed seventh in the UK.

Seven of RGU's courses are in the top ten in the UK - Scottish News
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RGU campus

Seven subjects in the university have also been placed in the top ten in the UK for overall performance.

In the 2022 guide, there is a new measure of ‘prospects on track’ which RGU attained the joint first-place in Scotland, highlighting how well the university facilitates activity toward students’ future career goals.

RGU has been awarded with the achievement for the second year in a row - Scottish News
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RGU campus

Deputy Principal, and Vice-Principal for academic development & student experience, Professor Elizabeth Hancock said: “RGU’s achievements in this year’s Complete University Guide confirm the positive impact of our commitment to student-centred curriculum design and delivery, as well as working in partnership with students to support their resilience, growth as individuals, and success in their studies. It’s also testament to the commitment and dedication of our whole staff community.

“Our courses are demand-led and often designed in collaboration with industry to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural achievements in the region—as well as nationally and internationally. This gives students a great sense of purpose, access to many graduate opportunities, and demonstrable satisfaction in their studies.”

RGU has been named seventh best university in the UK - Scottish News
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The Complete University Guide is an independent university league table, ranking 130 UK-based academic institutions across ten measures which includes student satisfaction, graduate prospects, research quality and academic services expenditure.

The achievement is one of many for the university as it has won Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and came fourth in the UK for course satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2021.