What we do

Going to university isn’t just about getting a degree.

There is an entire lifestyle that comes with being a student. Although studying is a big part of it, it is also about the overall experience; trying new things, being adventurous and making the most of the opportunities available to you.

The Students’ Union is all about making your experience the best it can be. Our purpose is to support students by providing a number of different services and opportunities for you to get involved in. Being a student gives you the opportunity to try any number of exciting new things, such as being part of a sports team or society, taking part in student activities or trips, volunteering, raising money for charity, or simply meeting new people! The list is endless, but the bottom line is that we are here to help students, and that is our number one priority.

So, how do we do all of this?

Well, it’s simple: the Union is run by students, for students. Elections are held each year to vote in a team of student leaders. It’s their duty to make sure that you get the most out of your experience here. All of this is largely funded by the University, but we also raise profits through our student shop and events, which then gets fed right back into helping you!

However, we don’t just concentrate solely on providing extracurricular activities, we also focus on being the student voice and representing your wants and needs, not only to the University but on a national basis too.

So, with our full support, we guarantee you a fantastic student experience!

Want to get involved?

The Union thrives on student involvement, and we are always on the look-out for keen students to get involved with the good work that goes on here. There are countless different opportunities available throughout the year, ranging from becoming a Class Representative or a Faculty Officer, to playing a part in our Freshers Team or taking part in volunteering programs. Choose an area that interests you and help us to help students at Robert Gordon University!