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Studying at Robert Gordon University?

Robert Gordon University offers a great university experience. Find out why The Combworks residents love studying there.

University experience

Robert Gordon University became a university in 1992, and originated from an educational institution founded in the 18th century by Robert Gordon, a prosperous Aberdeen merchant, and various institutions which provided adult education and technical education in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is an innovative, accessible, impactful and professionally-minded university. RGU’s applied learning, industry-centric approach, modern facilities and contemporary course content means that the university makes education work for their students, staff and partners in a variety of professional fields.

Robert Gordon University is located in Aberdeen, a city boasting a rich cultural heritage. Aberdeen is an attractive and welcoming city with a population of approximately 220,000. Aberdeen is both big enough to offer a ‘big city’ experience, but also compact enough to navigate easily.

Aberdeen caters for all tastes in arts, culture, leisure and entertainment, with a wide variety of museums, galleries and leisure and sport facilities all in close range of student accommodation. The city also offers a fantastic nightlife, particularly for students.

Aberdeen airport connects the city to the rest of the UK and Europe, while the train station runs direct services to both Edinburgh and London.

Student life at Robert Gordon University

Get involved at the RGU student union where you can join societies and take part in activities and events. There are a wide range of societies covering a huge range of activities, hobbies and causes. From dance club, the political group, student radio, and even craft beer, there is tonnes to get involved in.

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Robert Gordon University is located close to the city centre via a short bus journey. The journey time from aparto The Combworks, which is located right next to the city centre, is around 15 minutes.

In the city centre there is also a train station with a regular train service to other areas of the UK.

    Your home in Aberdeen

    Experience stylish and modern student accommodation. With a range of stylish studios, The Combworks is ideal for students that value the privacy of independent living, with each studio fully equipped with everything you need.

    The Combworks

    455 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 3YB

    Benefit from a fully equipment gym, cinema room and loads of social and study spaces. Meet new residents via our full events programme featuring cooking classes, cocktail nights, yoga classes and more!

    The Combworks