Welcome to Robert Gordon University! Your university experience starts here (or continues here for you returning students).

Whether you are a new student, a second year starting on campus for the first time, a final year student, or somewhere in between, it is a fresh start for us all after a tough period and we want to make the most of it! That is why we are excited to bring you Freshers 2021!

The teams at the Students' Union and across the University have been working hard all summer to finalise plans for this year's Freshers events and activities. We have kept a close eye on all guidance provided to universities and unions to ensure we can give new and returning students the best and safest welcome possible to the 2021/22 session at RGU and we're excited to announce a line-up of over 70 in-person and virtual events, including; entertainment, quizzes, competitions, meet and greets, Q&A sessions, workshops and much more!

We know starting university can be daunting for some, but RGU Students’ Union is here to support you throughout your time as a student! From making sure you have the best Freshers Week possible to providing welfare help & support - we’ve got you covered every step of the way. We have a wide variety of ways for you to feel involved, our Sports Clubs are open to all levels so now is a great time to see if you secretly have a hidden talent. If sport isn’t your thing don’t worry, we also have plenty of Societies where like-minded students come together, from the RGU Business Society to the Gaming Society there is something for everyone!

See what’s coming up below, and don't forget to join the official RGU Freshers group on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and TikTok to keep up to date with the latest Freshers news and updates.

 


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Events & Activities

Welcome and wristband collections
11th September 11am - 4pm
Woolmanhill
Freshers Week 2021 launch show with your Student Presidents
11th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Freshers Week 2021 Official Welcome Party
11th September 10pm - 3am
ATIK Nightclub
Welcome and wristband collections
12th September 11am - 4pm
Woolmanhill
Rewind presents: Back to the 80s
12th September 10pm - 3am
ATIK Nightclub
Daily Welcome with your Student Presidents: Monday
13th September 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Siberia's 2 for 1 RGU Freshers food deals
13th September 1pm - 8pm
Siberia, Belmont Street
Student Activities Q&A
13th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Study Skills: How to build success in semester one
13th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Microsoft Teams
How to develop everyday mindfulness techniques
13th September 1:30pm - 2pm
Microsoft Teams
Coffee & welcome with your Student Presidents
13th September 2pm - 3pm
Union Way, RGU Campus
Getting to know RGU Library: Top Ten Tips
13th September 2pm - 2:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Meet the Immigration Team
13th September 2:30pm - 3pm
Microsoft Teams
Getting to know RGU SPORT
13th September 3pm - 3:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Accessing RGU's text-to-speech software
13th September 3:30pm - 4pm
Microsoft Teams
Meet the Principal, Vice Principal Academic Development and Student Experience and new Student Presidents.
13th September 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Connecting to your career
13th September 4pm - 4:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Freshers Film Festival: Black Panther
13th September 4pm - 6pm
Union Way, RGU Campus
How to become a student entrepreneur
13th September 4:30pm - 5pm
Microsoft Teams
Getting to know the Student Help Point and learning useful info
13th September 5pm - 5:30pm
Microsoft Teams
The Big Freshers Quiz!
13th September 7pm - 9pm
Breakneck Comedy Club, Castlegate
Quids In presents Toga Party
13th September 10pm - 2am
ATIK Nightclub
Daily Welcome with your Student Presidents: Tuesday
14th September 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Getting to know CampusMoodle
14th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Microsoft Teams
RGU:Union supports you
14th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Siberia's 2 for 1 RGU Freshers food deals
14th September 1pm - 8pm
Siberia, Belmont Street
How to optimise your sleep
14th September 1:30pm - 2pm
Microsoft Teams
Coffee & welcome with mature students
14th September 2pm - 3pm
Union Way, RGU Campus
Meet the Radar Media team
14th September 2pm - 4pm
Radar Media Hub (N241), Sir Ian Wood Building
Study Skills: How to be a top time manager
14th September 2pm - 2:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Applying for Disabled Students' Allowance
14th September 2:30pm - 3pm
Microsoft Teams
Getting to know Student Finance
14th September 3pm - 3:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Meet the CCB Society
14th September 5pm - 6pm
Duthie Park
Stand-up comedy with Breakneck Comedy
14th September 7pm - 9pm
Breakneck Comedy Club, Castlegate (under La Lombarda)
Big Beach Party
14th September 10pm - 2am
ATIK Nightclub
BikePad: Dr Bike Workshop
15th September noon - 2pm
Woolmanhill
RGU Freshers Sports Day: The BIG warm up!
15th September noon - 12:45pm
RGU SPORT
Daily Welcome with your Student Presidents: Wednesday
15th September 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Live Body Balance class
15th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Zoom
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Indoor curling (1)
15th September 1pm - 1:45pm
RGU SPORT
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Wheelchair basketball (1)
15th September 1pm - 1:45pm
RGU SPORT
Siberia's 2 for 1 RGU Freshers food deals
15th September 1pm - 8pm
Siberia, Belmont Street
Volunteering Opportunities Q&A
15th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Campus Walk (1)
15th September 1:15pm - 1:45pm
RGU SPORT
Getting to know your transport options in Aberdeen and to Campus
15th September 1:30pm - 2pm
Microsoft Teams
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Touch rugby
15th September 1:30pm - 3:30pm
RGU SPORT
Coffee & welcome with college entry students
15th September 2pm - 3pm
Union Way, RGU Campus
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Indoor curling (2)
15th September 2pm - 2:45pm
RGU SPORT
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Wheelchair basketball (2)
15th September 2pm - 2:45pm
RGU SPORT
Study Skills: How to build motivation in academic contexts
15th September 2pm - 2:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Campus Walk (2)
15th September 2:15pm - 2:45pm
RGU SPORT
Dyslexia screening and educational psychologist service
15th September 2:30pm - 3pm
Microsoft Teams
BikePad: Bike rental collections
15th September 3pm - 6pm
Woolmanhill
Getting to know IT essentials
15th September 3pm - 3:30pm
Microsoft Teams
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Indoor curling (3)
15th September 3pm - 3:45pm
RGU SPORT
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Wheelchair basketball (3)
15th September 3pm - 3:45pm
RGU SPORT
Campus Walk (3)
15th September 3:15pm - 3:45pm
RGU SPORT
RGU Freshers Sports Day: Football fives
15th September 4pm - 7pm
RGU SPORT
Support services - getting you where you need to be
15th September 4pm - 4:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Saving the startup in the RGU Escape Room
15th September 4:30pm - 5pm
Zoom
Banter with the buddies
15th September 5:30pm - 6pm
Microsoft Teams
Drama Welcome Meal
15th September 7pm - 9pm
Triple Kirks
Skite Wednesdays presents ABZ from 5ive live on stage!
15th September 10pm - 2am
ATIK Nightclub
Freshers Fayre 2021
16th September noon - 4pm
RGU Campus
Daily Welcome with your Student Presidents: Thursday
16th September 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Siberia's 2 for 1 RGU Freshers food deals
16th September 1pm - 8pm
Siberia, Belmont Street
Drama Workshop
16th September 7pm - 9pm
Triple Kirks, Exodus
The ATIK Circus
16th September 10pm - 2am
ATIK Nightclub
One RGU, Many Nations: International students and the Union
17th September 1pm - 1:30pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Siberia's 2 for 1 RGU Freshers food deals
17th September 1pm - 8pm
Siberia, Belmont Street
Study Skills: How to find your voice in class
17th September 1:30pm - 2pm
Microsoft Teams
Coffee & welcome with students with childcare responsibilities
17th September 2pm - 3pm
Union Way, RGU Campus
Meet your inclusion mentor
17th September 2:30pm - 3pm
Microsoft Teams
Get to know your Student Presidents and Vice Presidents!
17th September 3pm - 4pm
Tune in at @rguunion across social media
Freshers Film Festival: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
17th September 4pm - 6pm
Union Way, RGU Campus
Meet the Immigration Team
17th September 4pm - 4:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Socialising with business bingo!
17th September 4:30pm - 5pm
Zoom
Things I wish I'd known…
17th September 5:30pm - 6pm
Microsoft Teams
CCB Society: Outdoor aerobics
18th September 10am - 11am
Duthie Park
Polaroid Saturdays presents Freshers Week 2021 Closing Party
18th September 10pm - 3am
ATIK Nightclub


Important Ticket Information

Only official RGU Freshers 2021 events and activities will be listed on these pages. If you see an event advertised elsewhere which is not listed on this page or on the Union social media accounts above, always contact us to confirm it is genuine before you purchase tickets. Be aware of rogue event promoters and unofficial social media groups.
 

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