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Catch-up with Go Green

In March RGU Go Green was awarded over £145,000 from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Challenge. Since their funding, they have been busy focussing on their new project 'RGU:Revolve' while supporting their existing ones.

 
'A Dark Room' by The Trickery | A cabaret

The Trickery is back this December in Underdog with its newest one of a kind show 'A Dark Room'. With over 4 million YouTube hits it's a cabaret you won't want to miss.

 
Who is Priti Patel? Her Resignation Explained

UK Government Minister has resigned due to informal and secret meetings with the Israel President. Here's all you need to know.

 
This Week in Music | 20/11/17

Radar's 'This Week in Music' features tracks from Bastille, The Ninth Wave, Galantis and Throttle and a Mike Perry remix of Ed Sheeran's new single 'Perfect'.

 
RGU: Union Student By-Election | The Results

Voting has ended for the 2017 By-election and the results have been announced.

 
New Star Wars Trilogy Announced

Disney have announced plans for a new Star Wars trilogy to be produced after the completion of Episode IX in 2019. This comes ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting cinemas this December on the 15th.

 
Festival! 2017

A four day pop-up festival is coming to Aberdeen between the 16th and 19th of November to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh festivals. The festival will feature performances, workshops and screenings - find out more here.

 
'The Architect' Paloma Faith | Album Review

Paloma Faith's fourth album, 'The Architect', was released today featuring the singles 'Crybaby' and 'Guilty'.

 
The Black Tiles | In Forever EP launch

Aberdonian indie rock band, The Black Tiles, are releasing their debut EP, In Forever, and will perform it for the first time in the Vulture Lounge tomorrow night.

 
RGU: Union Student By-Election 2017.

The polls for this year’s By-Election close today at 2pm, read about the positions available and the candidates running here.

 
Murder on the Orient Express Review

Murder on the Orient Express is the latest adaptation of the eponymous thriller story by Agatha Christie starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley and many more.

 
What's Happening in Catalonia?

Spain has been in the news for quite a while now due to a crisis in the Catalonia region. Low-lying tensions are nothing new, but how have things escalated to the point where European arrest warrants are being issued for cabinet ministers?

 
This Week in Music | 13/11/17

We're back again with 'This Week in Music' with music from Walk The Moon, Au/Ra, Kesha and The Wombats.

 
Quick and Easy Autumn Meals

Radar are here to make sure you eat properly this autumn with our list of quick and easy meals that are simple and healthy.

 
Gender Equality Debate on Campus

The Gender Equality/Feminism Society collaborated with the Politics and Debating Society to discuss issues surrounding gender equality. Read about the motions discussed here.

 
Thor: Ragnarok Review

The third entry in the Thor branch of the greater Marvel movie franchise is a vast departure from the serious and dramatic nature of its predecessors. Ragnarok fully embraces its new tone, reinventing Thor into a comedic space opera.

 
Torcher Parade 2017

The Torcher Parade is a long-running tradition in Aberdeen, where students across the city get dressed up, build floats and go off down to city to dance, have fun, and raise money for charity. Cancelled last year, it made its triumphant return on Saturday; how did it go?

 
Harvey Weinstein: The Story So Far

For weeks now, well known Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been embroidered in controversy. Allegations against him have flooded in and he’s been sacked from his own company. With so much going on, Radar takes a look at how this all started and takes stock of everything that’s happened.

 
Ma Cameron's | Aberdeen's haunted pub

Ma Cameron's on Little Belmont Street is said to be the oldest pub in Aberdeen, it is also said to be haunted.

 
Greyhope Bay: 'The Bridge' towards a new image for Aberdeen.

A £10 million observation centre will be built near the lighthouse in Aberdeen with a panoramic view of the city’s coast, harbour, and dolphins. In the meantime, a temporary visitor centre will be built using containers while the project gains crowd-funding, and you can get involved.

 
Fashion for Less | Women's Edition

It's that time of year again when it’s all about mustard jackets, pumpkin spice lattes and everything burgundy. This is a breakdown of Autumn Fashion for 2017 and how to get the looks for less.

 
Halloween Costume Ideas

Since we have now entered October, we at Radar thought a halloween costume inspiration list might be exactly what you all need instead of worrying about what you're going to dress up as for Halloween this year, have a look at this list instead.

 
Quick & Easy Halloween Treats

It's that spooky time of year again, and this is the perfect opportunity to bake some Halloween inspired treats. Here are some baking recipes that don't require too much cooking but look just as tasty.

 
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

The action spy comedy featuring cast members Colin Firth, Channing Tatum and Halle Berry was released in the UK in September. The film has already grossed $290 million worldwide but the much-anticipated sequel has received some mixed reviews.

 
Badger Culling in the UK

Bovine tuberculosis is affecting both livestock and wildlife across the UK. Badger culling was proposed as a solution but, has it helped? What is going on in farms and woods? Is culling the right way to deal with tuberculosis?

 
Was 9 Years Enough for OJ Simpson?

OJ Simpson was released from a Nevada correctional center this month. He is widely known for his 1995 acquittal in one of the biggest trials in American history, where he was found not guilty for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

 
Sports Premiership Roundup

After a disappointing international break the Scottish Premiership returned with supporters hoping for something to celebrate.

 
What does #MeToo mean to RGU students?

Radar investigates the hashtag sweeping social media platforms '#MeToo' that has allowed men and women to speak about their experiences with sexual assault. Radar spoke to four anonymous RGU students about the movement.

 
Radar Interviews | Calum Scott

Calum Scott has come a long way since his beginnings on Britain’s Got Talent two years ago. After releasing hit single 'Dancing on My Own' and gaining a Brit nomination, Calum is now supporting Emeli Sande's 'Long Live the Angels' tour.

 
Have smartphones taken over our daily lives?

In many instances, the evolution of the smartphone has been tremendous. However, many argue that although your smartphone keeps you connected – it is disconnecting you from the real world.

 
What happens after a hurricane hits?

What happens to hurricane survivors once news reporters leave? We have seen how the recent hurricanes in North and South America have damaged homes and taken lives, but we must continue to support those affected, even after the news has died down.

 
The Myanmar Rohingya Muslim crisis and Aung San Suu Kyi

The Myanmar Genocide is topical and trending, with the persecution and oppression of Rohingya Muslims becoming an urgent crisis.

 
Is American Vandal worth watching?

American Vandal is a mockumentary, parodying the style of another Netflix hit, true crime sensation; ‘Making a Murderer' in a way that shouldn't be possible for what is essentially a four hour penis joke.

 
'As You Were' - Liam Gallagher | Album Review

Liam Gallagher's much-anticipated solo album has finally been released and it has already been labelled as the 'highest-selling UK number one album' by NME.

 
New iOS11 Features

Introduced on June 5, 2017 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, iOS11 is the newest version of Apple's iOS software. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has said that "the update takes the best and most advanced operating system and turned it up to 11."

 
'The Spark' - Enter Shikari | Album Review

Enter Shikari’s sound has changed a lot since the release of their first album ‘Take to the Skies’ in 2007. ‘The Spark’, their fifth studio album is out now and features the singles ‘Live Outside’ and ‘Rabble Rouser’.

 
FIFA 18 Review

Released annually since 1993, FIFA has become one of the biggest gaming franchises ever. This year, EA Sports decided to freshen up the cover star for FIFA 18, introducing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo to the game’s cover for the first time.

 
Saudi Arabia Will Allow Women to Drive

The fundamentalist kingdom of Saudi Arabia marked an historical moment by announcing that it will grant to Saudi women the right to drive next year.

 
RGU Uni Boob Team

Radar met with the new RGU Uni Boob Team who represent CoppaFeel – the only breast cancer charity in the UK purely aimed at young people to educate them about the importance of being breast aware and checking your body.

 
The Ryanair Drama – is it better to avoid budget airlines?

Thousands of passengers were left stranded, unable to reach their destinations as planned last month. While Ryanair claims to have compensated most of the affected passengers, there is no escaping the disruption that has been caused.

 
Scared of spiders? We've got some bad news for you

A 'spider invasion' is set to hit Britain this Autumn with up to 150 million arachnids somehow finding their way into our homes.

 
The Big Moon | The Lemon Tree

Radar went to check out The Big Moon light up The Lemon Tree on Friday night with their animated onstage persona.

 
RGU Open Day

The University's Open Day will be held on October 11 across the Garthdee campus for students across Aberdeenshire.

 
Mother! Review

Mother! is the latest film from confrontational director Darren Aronofsky, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple living in an old house in the middle of a field. One night a stranger, played by Ed Harris, stays the night with them. Then things start to get really weird.

 
Study Abroad | What to expect in the first 24 hours

You step off the plane in a whole new country and you can’t quite believe you’ve actually made it. After months of planning and paperwork, you’re finally at the country of your choice, and you know the next few months will be a fantastic experience.

 
AI & Technology: How to Stop the Enslavement of the Human Race

In 1942, Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov imagined a world of robots and artificial intelligence that catered to our every need. Now in 2017, conversations with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant are now a daily occurrence.

 
Steinhaus Review

Campus underwent a 250k renovation to reinvent itself as Aberdeen's first and only 'world of beers bar', with a name change to boot - Steinhaus. Radar went along to the launch night of the brand new Aberdeen bar.

 
Sexual Health Awareness Week 2017

This week is Sexual Health Awareness Week, read about this years campaign and how the Sexual Health Charity want to raise awareness around the negative impact of pornography.

 
Pinact | Tunnels Aberdeen

Glasgow-based band Pinact are set to hit Tunnels in Aberdeen tomorrow night on the second date of their European tour. The three-piece are hot off an American tour, closely followed with the release of their second record, The Part That No-One Knows.

 
Welcome to Masters

This is an official welcome to the new Masters students at RGU from Radar Magazine!

 
Home Away from Home

First years don’t like to admit it, but they often struggle with homesickness. It is important that you feel at home, whether it’s in student accommodation or in a flat-share. Here is Radar’s five-step guide to creating a home away from home.

 
Masters of Film | Andrei Tarkovsky

It’s hard to look up any list of great directors without finding this man. Known as the father of modern Russian cinema and one of the country’s most exceptional 20th Century artists, Andrei Tarkovsky was a filmmaker whose style was like none other.

 
Is Poetry Dying?

It's safe to say that poetry is no longer a prominent feature of everyday life but is that to say that it is dying? Or that it no longer exists? And if poetry is dying what will be next for literary progression?

 
Fresh off the Chopping Board

Healthier catering options have been introduced following increased demand from students.

 
Legacy BLN - #PaintBack

A group of street artists in Berlin are on a mission to rid their city of hate symbols by transforming neo-Nazi graffiti into cheerful motifs.

 
Union Way Social Area Expansion

RGU: Union has begun to implement plans to make the terrace on Union Way a social hub. So far, a pool table has been added to the area.

 
Bee Hives are a Hit on Paris Rooftops

A trend of putting hives on Paris rooftops is increasing, with many businesses in the French capital joining in to do their part in saving the bee population.

 
Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Intervention

A member of Radar's team went along to the Bystander Intervention & Mental Health Training session held by unight Aberdeen, working in partnership with Safer Aberdeen and Police Scotland.

 
The Grenfell Tower Story So Far

On June 14th at around 1am, a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey building in North Kensington, London. A total of 65 people were rescued from the building and around 80 people are believed to have died in the fire.

 
This Week in Music | 11/07/17

Radar takes a look at new music from Rudimental and Bruno Mars.

 
Radar @ TRNSMT

Last weekend was the first ever TRNSMT festival, a new Scottish festival held in Glasgow. The three day event was headlined by Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro.

 
Live At Your Local

Over the past few weeks, Radar's Editor and Entertainment Editor judged at the 'Live At Your Local' event at the Old School House. Radar interviewed the finalists 'Black Tiles', 'Marley Ann' and 'Ella Winter & Martin JJ Simpson'.

 
New Snapchat Update Raising Privacy Concerns

Last week, Snapchat rolled out a new update with a feature that enables users to share their location with their ‘friends’. The new feature has raised safety concerns for users of the app.

 
20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

On the 26th June 1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published, making this year the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter’s publication.

 
Aberdeen Security Increase

With the UK security risk at 'severe' Aberdeen City has stepped up security in order to ensure safety in the city.

 
This Week in Music | 12/06/17

This week, Radar reviews new music from Lorde, Rita Ora and Liam Payne. These will definitely be summer hits!

 
National Union of Students (NUS) Responds to Election Result

With election results having been announced, what role does the NUS think students played in leading to the outcome?

 
This Week in Music | 29/05/17

This week Radar reivews new music from MO, Tove Stryke and Miley Cyrus.

 
Bowie Experience in Aberdeen

On Thursday the 23rd of November 2017, the Tivoli Theatre will host The Bowie Experience - The Golden Years Tour.

 
Twin Atlantic @ The Beach Ballroom

Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic set Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom alight, on Thursday 18th May - the opening night of the second leg of the GLA tour.

 
All the Young Grays @ Hatch

All the Young Gray's is a pop up exhibition hosted by a collective of Fine Art students from Gray's School of Art.

 
RGU Launching £25,000 Ardmuir Access Scholarship

A scholarship worth £25,000 and provide accommodation support is to be launched at RGU.

 
Have Your Say: Student Experience Questionnaire

As part of RGU's commitment to working with students to enhance the student learning experience, students are encouraged to complete the annual Student Experience Questionnaire.

 
Fighting for Freedom | Venezuelan Activists in Aberdeen

Recently, all around the world, there have been protests against the Venezuelan government. Radar spoke with two activists, who prefer to remain anonymous, about the causes of these demonstrations.

 
This Week in Music | 08/05/17

This week Kasabian are back with a new album, Haim, Nothing But Thieves and Charlie Puth have released new tracks, and OneRepublic are back with a new song.

 
Win £5k at the 'Live at Your Local' Competition

Greene King are looking for talented musicians to take part in their national competition this summer for the chance to win £5k and more.

 
First Bus Ticket Machine and App Update

Read about the new First Bus ticket machine and app updates here, and find out what RGU student's think about it.

 
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

In 2015, Netflix released the ground-breaking ‘Hot Girls Wanted’; which gave the audience a close and personal look at some of the teenage girls in porn. The creators are back with a six-part docu-series, ‘Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On’.

 
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Review

If the first movie is about a group of misfits coming together, Vol. 2 tests that bond, always drawing the film back to its central theme: family.

 
Bullet Journaling

The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less.

 
Pineapple Becomes Part of Look Again Exhibit

A fourth year student at RGU was shocked today to find that a piece of fruit he had jokingly placed at an exhibition had been moved into a glass case.

 
Star Wars Aberdeen @ Transition Extreme

Star Wars Aberdeen is a non-profit organisation, they support local businesses and sell artwork to raise money and awareness for CLAN. Over the weekend they hosted a 'Fun Day' at Transition Extreme Sports.

 
This Week in Music | 01/05/17

This week, The Gorillaz are back with a brand new album, Haim have released a new single and we've checked out new songs from Hailee Steinfeld, Wethan and MUNA.

 
Brexit Update

After EU leaders recently agreed on Brexit negotiations, Radar outlines the effects that Brexit has had on students at RGU so far.

 
The Girl on the Train

You've seen the film, so it's time to read the book. The gripping tale of 'The Girl on the Train' follows the day-to-day life of train commuter Rachel.

 
Student Achievement Awards Ball

The Student Achievement Awards Ball took place on Saturday 22nd with students and societies being recognised for all their hard work over the past year.

 
This Week in Music

Radar reviews Lana Del Rey's new song with the Weekend and checks out Kiiara's new single 'Whippin'.

 
Look Again Festival @ Garthdee Campus

Radar went along to the Look Again Festival that was running throughout RGU from the 20th 24th of April before the main festival launch in a week's time.

 
Delve into the Deen

Delve into the Deen was a night of music, art, food, drink and even magic held at Underdog on Sunday night in aid of both Diabetes UK and Erskine.

 
Review: 13 Reasons Why

'13 Reasons Why' has sparked a lot of debate in the short period of time it has been released. Read Radar's review of the much-discussed Netflix original.

 
NUART Aberdeen

Over recent weeks, numerous art pieces has caught the eyes of hundreds across Aberdeen. Radar spoke with artists and organisers of the event to see what it's all about.

 
Paramore - Hard Times Review

Radar has reviewed Paramore's come-back single 'Hard Times'.

 
Covered in Style

Bored of the same old stuff on Spotify? Radar has compiled a list of different artists from YouTube, who take a popular song and add their own twist to it.

 
This Week in Music

Radar reviews Petite Biscuit's new EP and checks out Weezer's new single 'Feels Like Summer'.

 
The Cherry Blossom Picnic

Radar went along to a Japanese-themed picnic event organised by fourth year Events Management students.

 
This Week in Music

Radar reviews Matt Maeson's new EP and three new singles from The Kooks, Autograf and Alma.

 
RGU:TV Wins Award at Student TV Conference

RGU:TV has won a highly commended award at the NaSTA Conference. This is what happened.

 
Therapets returning to RGU:Union

In association with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Society, pooches will be visiting the RGU:Union offices ahead of the exam period.

 
Rogue Ticket Sellers - Their Extortionate Prices

Rogue ticket sellers have become an issue for many music fans - Radar looked at some of the problems they cause and how they can be dealt with.

 
Brexit: What do RGU's International Students Think?

The House of Lords passed Article 50 last night and here is what RGU's international students think about Brexit.

 
Interview with RGU's Islamic Society

Radar met with RGU's Islamic Society to learn more about them and what they do. This is what they had to say.

 
Meet Your New Student Leaders

Radar went along to the Student Election Results and here are your new Student Leaders.

 
This Week in Music

Radar reviewed both 'Different Creatures' by Circa Waves and 'Wired' by Mallory Knox which have both been released today.

 
Interview with Outgoing RAG Chair Nnenna Agbasonu

With the upcoming elections for RGU's new Student Leaders Radar spoke to Nnenna Agbasonu about her time as the RAG Chair.

 
UK Budget 2017/2018

The budget was announced yesterday by Chancellor Philip Hammond, with plans that will affect us all across the UK.

 
Album Review: 'Under The Stars' by Amy MacDonald

Radar reviews Amy MacDonald's new album 'Under The Stars'.

 
International Women's Day 2017

Today is International Women's Day. Radar looked at its history and what it means today.

 
Candidate Question Time

The Student Election Question Time was held yesterday in the Amphitheatre of the Sir Ian Wood Building and Radar went along to hear what your 2017 candidates had to say.

 
Trump - His Presidency So Far

After a turbulent presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton, President Trump has made an impact in his new role. Have a read about some of what he has done.

 
Enterprise Week at RGU

Radar went along to the SIE Idea Generation Workshop and the Enterprise Fair hosted by RGU last week.

 
Interview with Outgoing President Edward Pollock

In the run up to electing RGU’s new presidents, Radar spoke to Edward Pollock about his time as President of Communication and Democracy. Here is what he had to say.

 
RGU v Aberdeen: Boat Race 2017

Radar went along to the annual RGU v Aberdeen Uni boat race but how did RGU do?

 
Meet Your Candidates for the 2017 Student Elections

The candidates for the 2017 Student Elections were announced by the Union last night and Radar got the chance to meet the new candidates.

 
RGU Go Green Awarded more than £145'000 in Funding

Go Green have been awarded over £145'000 from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Challenge Fund for the fourth time.

 
Oscars 2017: Best Dressed

With the red carpet event showcasing many fashion designers and their designs, all eyes were on what the stars of the 89th Academy Awards were wearing. We asked RGU students what they thought.

 
Busted at the AECC

Radar went along to the much anticipated Busted concert at the AECC on Friday night.

 
Oscars 2017: What Did RGU Students Think?

With acting talent being recognised and a mix up with the Best Picture award, the Oscars last night proved to be entertaining and a hot topic of discussion. We spoke to students on campus to see what they thought of the awards.

 
Single Review: LANY - ILYSB

Radar has reviewed electropop LANY's new music video for 'ILYSB'.

 
Album Review: 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man

Radar reviews Rag'n'Bone Man's debut album 'Human'.

 
Introducing the Gender Equality Society

Radar met with the Gender Equality Society and we are excited to introduce the brand new society on campus.

 
RGU: Union Timetabling Feedback

RGU Union are looking for students’ feedback about timetabling as part of plans to make improvements to their timetables.

 
Get to Know RGU’s Societies: League of Anime

Societies are a huge part of University life, so Radar had a chat with Caroline Ngondo, President of the League of Anime, to see what makes her society tick.

 
RGU: Union AGM

RGU Union’s Annual General Meeting was held yesterday, with six motions having been discussed and voted on.

 
Rosemount Hall

www.libertyliving.co.uk
libertyhouse-aberdeen@libertyliving.co.uk
01224 497 819

 
5 Reasons Why an Escape Game Would Make a Great First Date

Here are 5 reasons why an Escape Game would be the perfect first date.

 
Introducing Mindfulness to RGU

RGU are offering free Mindfulness based stress management sessions for students to attend.

 
Mealmarket Exchange

www.unite-students.com
info@unite-students.com
0300 303 8645

 
Movies for Valentine's Day

Radar's list of must-watch movies for Valentine's Day.

 
Spring Gardens

www.unite-students.com
info@unite-students.com
0300 303 8645

 
By-Election Record for RGU:Union

Voting for the RGU:Union’s By-Elections 2016 had ended earlier today (17th November 2016), and the results have just come in.

 
Getting Crafty at Kaim Co-op

Kaim Co-op turns Santa's Grotto with Christmas Craft Workshop

 
5 Easy DIY Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Here are 5 easy DIY gift ideas for Valentine’s Day that you can do with your significant other or, even if you’re single, with your best friends.

 
Trinity Court

www.ardmuir.co.uk
fiona@ardmuir.co.uk
07768 164704

 
Basic Wheels Workshop

A recap on last week's wheel action in Bike Pad

 
Valentine's Baking

Here is Radar's handy guide to Valentine’s Day baking that will be sure to make your day perfect.

 
Garthdee Towers

www.rgu.ac.uk/accommodation
accommodation@rgu.ac.uk
01224 262130

 
Fun Lovin' Criminals Back on the Block @ the Garage Aberdeen

Multi-Platinum artists the Fun Lovin’ Criminals made sure they were ‘back on the block’ this weekend following a sold-out show in Aberdeen

 
Crathie Student Village

www.rgu.ac.uk/accommodation
accommodation@rgu.ac.uk
01224 262130

 
Workshops at Kaim Co-op

Find out more about our fun and social workshop programme at Kaim Co-op

 
School of Creative and Cultural Business launched

Previously known as Aberdeen Business School, the Department of Communication, Marketing and Media, and the Department of Information Management have merged to create the School of Creative and Cultural Business.

 
Craigievar Development

www.rgu.ac.uk/accommodation
accommodation@rgu.ac.uk
01224 262130

 
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Student Reads Radar at Mount Everest Base Camp

RGU Law Student Harry Campbell recently hiked to the Mount Everest Base Camp and took a break to read the Winter Edition of Radar!

 
The Old Fire Station (Unite Students)

www.unite-students.com
e-mail address here
01224 ??????

 
Graphic Designer

Part Time (9hrs per week) - £8.45 per hour

 
Fix your brakes - Bikepad workshop

Last Thursday marked the beginning of our workshop programme at Revolve - helping budding cyclists to fix niggling brake issues

 
First Aberdeen Alters Hours For Late-Night Studying

First Aberdeen have joined with RGU.

 
Blossoms at The Garage Aberdeen

The indie pop group Blossoms blew the roof off The Garage, Aberdeen in their first ever appearance in the city.

 
Woolmanhill Flats

www.rgu.ac.uk/accommodation
accommodation@rgu.ac.uk
01224 262130

 
Student By-election 2017: The Results

Voting for this year's RGU:Union Student By-election closed this afternoon, and the results have just been announced.

 
Multi- Disciplinary Project

Project summary for Go Green's collaboration with Gray's School of Art to produce a weeklong multi-displinary design course for students of fashion and textiles, 3D design and Communication design.

 
Winter Edition Out Now

Pick up the latest copy of the magazine from RGU:Union today.

 
Aberdeen Letting Centre

www.aberdeenletting.com
info@aberdeenletting.com
01224 622776

 
Go Green News

An update on recent Go Green events and insight into our new projects for the year

 
Dusky at Unit 51

Featuring the rising star London based duo, Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, making up Dusky, the Aberdeen gig follows their second album release “Outer”.

 
Aberdeen Property Leasing

www.primelet.com
info@a-p-l.co.uk
01224 635355

 
Student By-election 2017: Candidate Videos & Manifestos

Click here to find out about the manifesto aims from each of the candidates in this year's Student By-election

 
GoGreen - Shaping sustainability at RGU

We carried out a survey in 2016, and this is what you told us you wanted to see happening on campus and in the community.

 
Under The Hammer

An exhibition called “Mostly White” produced, curated and funded by Contemporary Art Practice students from Gray’s School of Art going up in Under the Hammer, open to the public from the 12th of December.

 
Aberdein Considine

www.acandco.com
ask@acandco.com
01224 589700

 
Student By-election 2017: Candidate Announcement

Nominations for this year's Student By-election closed yesterday afternoon, and we can now announce the 2017 RGU:Union By-election candidates!

 
AM-PM Leasing

www.amandpm.co.uk
contactus@amandpm.co.uk
01224 595555

 
RGU: Student Partnership Agreement

RGU Union is aiming to build on previous success by implementing two new themes as part of the Student Partnership Agreement this year.

 
Ardmuir

www.ardmuir.co.uk
fiona@ardmuir.co.uk
07768 164704

 
One RGU, Many Nations: Celebrating Diversity at RGU

The week long ORGUMN event is intended to showcase diversity at campus, and highlight the contributions that international students bring to RGU, and to the Granite City’s community.

 
RGU Live Right Campaign

With all kinds of accommodation to consider, it’s often hard to find the right place to stay, but with RGU:Union releasing the new ‘Live Right Campaign’, this task should become easier for students.

 
ASPC

www.aspc.co.uk
centre@aspc.co.uk
01224 632949

 
Belvoir

www.belvoir.co.uk
aberdeen@belvoir.co.uk
01224 645707

 
Simply Red at the AECC

Radar was given the opportunity to see Simply Red at the AECC on their 25th Year Album Tour.

 
RGU's Got Talent - Apply Here!

We're searching to find the most talented students at RGU, and we need you to get involved!

 
CDM Lettings

www.letstalklets.com
info@letstalklets.com
01224 660317

 
A Student's Story: Meningitis

Meningitis is an often poorly-understood condition which can affect anybody. Students, however, are the most at-risk. RGU student Amy* spoke with Radar about her experience with the condition.

 
Cox & Co

www.coxandco.co
info@coxandco.co
01224 580444

 
Film Review: Arrival

"Language is the first weapon drawn in conflict". Could 'Arrival' be 2016 biggest hit?

 
Gavin Bain and Company

www.gavin-bain.co.uk
info@gavin-bain.co.uk
01224 623 040

 
Film Review: The Accountant

The Accountant is a thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man with autism who acts as accountant of some very dangerous people.

 
Geraghty Gibb

www.geraghty-gibb.co.uk
info@geraghty-gibb.com
01224 637000

 
Student By-Election Q&A

Radar went along to the by-election Question Time event where students were given the chance to hear directly from the candidates and to ask questions about their campaign aims.

 
Grampian Accommodation Agency

www.gaa.uk.com
info@gaa.uk.com
01224 594594

 
Hospital Field | Grays School of Art

Thirteen Gray's School of Art students were invited to Hospitalfield to assist in the setting up of the upcoming DUSK Winter Season Open Weekend exhibition featuring artists Ewan Murray, Judith Hagen and Frank Dobson.

 
Homeguard Leasing

www.homeguard-leasing.com
leasing@homeguard.co.uk
01224 647878

 
Film Review: Doctor Strange

The latest Marvel hit featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton.

 
James and George Collie

www.jgcollie.co.uk
enquiries@jgcollie.co.uk
01224 581581

 
Film Review: Jack Reacher - Never Go Back

Tom Cruise is back as Jack Reacher in this latest Lee Child adaptation thriller.

 
RGU:Union seeks new External Trustees

RGU:Union is looking for new external Trustee to join our Board for the next three years to help develop the charity to achieve it's strategic objectives. Click to find out more.

 
Key Moves

www.key-moves.co.uk
info@key-moves.co.uk
01224 251100

 
WWE LIVE Aberdeen

WWE Live returned to Aberdeen on Monday night after 6 years away from the Granite City. Read our review of the show here.

 
Rate Your Letting Agency

Live Right Ratings is a new feature that allows students to leave ratings about their housing to help students make the best decisions

 
Margaret Duffus Leasing

www.mdleasing.co.uk
info@mdleasing.co.uk
01224 810131

 
EU Student Funding Commitment

Radar interviewed RGU Principal, Ferdinand von Prondzynski, about his take on the commitment.

 
Emeli Sandé - 'Long Live the Angels'

Aberdeenshire singer-songwriter Emeli Sande has returned with her new album 'Long Live the Angels' and has been named as an Ambassador for Aberdeen's Music Hall.

 
Martin & Co

www.martinco.com
aberdeen@martinco.com
01224 636500

 
Late Night Buses Return

Earlier this year, RGU:Union helped introduce late night buses during exams. Now, they are back again, click to find out the details.

 
Morna Petrano

www.mornapetrano.com
info@mornapetrano.com
01224 645757

 
Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

So, introvert Cath isn't loving her new college experience. She struggles to fit in, has severe anxiety, she’s scared like most people starting something new... and she's introduced to the world of boys.

 
Northwood Lettings

www.northwooduk.com
aberdeen@northwooduk.com
01224 218 450

 
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

With the revival now less than a month away you have exactly 153 episodes to watch (or rewatch) on Netflix. The four-part series will bring Lorelai and Rory into modern day as we catch up with our favourite coffee in Stars Hollow.

 
Parkhill Properties

www.parkhillproperties.co.uk
info@parkhillproperties.co.uk
01224 611606

 
One Man and His Guitar - Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg takes the stage at Glasgow’s O2 Academy for his 'One on One' 2016 tour.

 
Graduation Ball 2017 - Ticket Availability Update

Ticket update after a very busy first day of sales!

 
Peterkins

www.peterkins.com
maildesk@peterkins.com
01224 428000

 
Aberdeen's Five Most Haunted Locations

Radar had the opportunity to meet with local author, historian and owner of Hidden Aberdeen Tours, Dr. Fiona-Jane who told us some haunting stories about some popular student landmarks.

 
Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace

www.raeburns.co.uk
property@raeburns.co.uk
01224 564636

 
High Street Halloween Costumes

Dress up for Halloween in style this year. Cheap costumes are always a winner, but continue reading to find out some easy and inexpensive ways to throw together a last-minute outfit.

 
Student Achievement Awards Winners 2017

Take a look at the winners of the Student Achievement Awards 2017.

 
Robert Gordon University

www.rgu.ac.uk
accommodation@rgu.ac.uk
01224 262130

 
Remembering Lou Reed

Lou Reed continues to demand attention from old and new fans, even 3 years after his death.

 
Stonehouse Lettings

www.stonehouseproperty.co.uk
info@stonehouseproperty.co.uk
01224 466266

 
Student Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Get ready for Halloween and Trick or Treaters by making some homemade pumpkin spiced cookies!

 
The Bain Property Agency

www.bainprop.co.uk
enquiries@bainprop.co.uk
01224 645500

 
The Walking Dead: Comic Books vs TV Show

Trying to compare The Walking Dead comics to The Walking Dead TV series is like comparing a crow to a rook - there is very little difference between the two. Making this adaptation from page to screen one of the very best.

 
Town and Country Leasing

www.townandcountryleasing.co.uk
info@townandcountryleasing.co.uk
01224 392 333

 
Get To Know RGU's Societies: RGU:Film

Rima Chaudhry is a fourth year student at Gray’s School of Art and is President of the Film Society. Radar sat down with her to find out a wee bit more about her, and what she does.

 
STAR Award Nominations Open

Nominations for this year's STAR Awards are now open. Which staff members at RGU do you feel are worth of awarding?

 
Unite Students

www.unite-students.com
info@unite-students.com
0300 303 8645

 
RGU Go: India 2016

The RGU Go: India project is the latest development linked to the award winning Aberdeen Youth Games initiative

 
FIFA 17: Introducing ‘Journey Mode’

The latest instalment in the Fifa series is out and it does not disappoint. The marmite of the gaming world Fifa, often gets a lot of mixed reviews every year, but this year is different with the game containing something for everyone.

 
RGU:Union grants first Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Rebecca Donn, a third year law and management student has been awarded a Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the first issued by RGU:Union.

 
The Sexist Side of Gaming

Amongst the YouTube greats of RadBrad, Pewdiepie and Smosh Games, have you ever heard about a dedicated female YouTuber who plays more than just the Sims?

 
Shortlist Announced for Student Achievement Awards

The shortlist of students and groups for the Student Achievement Awards 2017 have been announced!

 
Radar Meets: Harry Livingstone

This past week Radar had the opportunity to sit down with local musician Harry Livingstone and talk about his music and his influences within the industry.

 
Tiger Cancels Comeback

A Tiger Woods comeback will have to wait.

 
Introducing Your New Academic Calendar

RGU:Union has successfully changed the academic calendar to have exams before Christmas for 2018!

 
Recapping the 2016 Ryder Cup

Radar’s sports editor recaps the highlights (and lowlights) of the 41st Ryder Cup

 
New Academic Structure: How will it affect you?

During the summer, plans were put in place to dissolve the faculties at RGU and replace them with 11 schools and one graduate school. This took effect on the 30th September.

 
Film Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

It’s not all about Peculiar Children and birds: it’s a film directed by Tim Burton.

 
Student Elections 2017: The Results

Read the full results breakdown from this year's Student Elections.

 
Job Losses in Aberdeen and the Effects on Students

2016 has been a tough year for Aberdeen’s job market but there is still hope for students looking for a part-time job.

 
The Mythic Quality of Brad Pitt

Do we secretly want some distance between us and the movie star?

 
Student Elections 2017: Manifestos & Videos

Click here to view this year's election candidates, read their manifestos, and watch their videos.

 
Fashion Do's and Don'ts - Autumn/Winter 2016

In need of some fashion advice for this semester? Follow this guide with Do’s and Don’ts on what to wear to University and more importantly, what not to wear.

 
Student Elections 2017: Candidate Announcement

Nominations have closed and the candidates for the 2017 RGU Union Student Election have been announced!

 
World Mental Health Day 2016

The 10th October is World Mental Health Day. But for someone with a mental health condition, it is their everyday.

 
Top features that you need to know about in iOS 10

Whether you’ve had the update for a month or a day, we’ve run down a few of our favourite features and proving iMessage can take back the messaging app crown.

 
RGU Go Green awarded over £145,000 in funding

RGU:Union's climate change project Go Green has been once again awarded funding from Keep Scotland Beautiful for over £145,000

 
Trump and Clinton: the ongoing battle for the White House

The fast-moving events of the US election continue, with more controversy similar to that which led to the revocation of Trump's RGU honorary degree.

 
Diary of Study Abroad - Why America?

Radar’s own Anna is currently studying abroad in America. Read her updates to find out if study abroad is something you would like to do!

 
RGU:Union Shortlisted for Four NUS Scotland Awards

RGU Students' Union has received the highest number of titles shortlisted for this year's NUS Scotland Awards.

 
Diary of Study Abroad - Adjusting to American Life

Radar’s own Anna is currently studying abroad in America. Read her updates to find out if study abroad is something you would like to do!

 
RGU:Union launches Duke of Edinburgh's Award

RGU:Union has offered the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme to students.

 
A Talk from Martin Creed

Martin Creed, London-based Scottish artist visited the university to talk with students about his work and creative experimentations with fear, personality, philosophy and music.

 
A Look Back to Euro 2016

?After 30 days of late drama, underdogs and refereeing of the highest standard, it is perhaps only fitting that Euro 2016 has culminated in Portugal lifting a shock first European Championship.

 
True Kings of the North

If you’re not new in Aberdeen, you’re probably already familiar with them. If you are new in Aberdeen, then you will get to know them and we are here to warn you about them.

 
Why should you volunteer?

Volunteering is when you give your time, skills and effort to a good cause, such as a society, organisations, for people or places. You can commit as much or as little as you wish and it is flexible to fit around your studies.

 
Interview with a Graduate

Andy has just graduated from journalism and has been involved in RGU's student radio over the past few years.

 
Masters of Film - D.W Griffith

There have been a number of controversial films and filmmakers in cinema’s brief history. A Clockwork Orange, Salò, Swingers, the list goes on along with The Passion of the Christ, whose sequel has recently been talked about by Mel Gibson.
To me, though, there remains only one king of controversy. That comes courtesy of D.W Griffith.

 
Brexit: What do RGU students think?

“More uncertain than ever.” "The beginning of an awful racism wave." Find out what RGU students have said about the Brexit Vote.

 
Purple Wednesday's Flashback

It's the end of the year, so it's time to take a look back on what has been an incredible few months for sport at RGU!

 
Series Battle: DC vs Marvel

The superhero era is now! With so many movies, TV series, comics being released and announced, one can get lost within this marvellous universe. So we’ve created a this beginner's guide to help.

 
Exam Stress Tips

President (Education and Welfare), Kerry Harrison, give you her round up of the most useful tips for students starting exams this week!

 
Radar Meets: RGU Photography Society

We catch up with Photography Society President, Karen Mitchell, who started the society in September 2014.

 
Helpful Exam Information

Some useful information for students going into exams in the coming weeks at RGU about library and catering hours, new bus services, deals and more.

 
April TV Picks: Top 5 Returning Shows

We run down the top five TV series returning to our screens this month.

 
Preview: RGU Feminist Society 'Red Tent' Event

RGU Feminist Society presents a Red Tent Event created by Shelagh Brown in collaboration with Women’s Equality Champion, Anna Hughes MacIver.

 
Therapets Return - Paws for Stress During Exams

RGU's Mental Wellbeing Society return with the much loved Therapist event on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th January 2017 at the RGU:Union Office.

 
Styles of the Studious: Madupe, Anna & Sophie

Throughout the last few weeks we have been traipsing the hallways, scouring the buildings and perusing cafeterias, trying to track down the stylish scholars of Robert Gordon University!

 
President's Blog - Late Night Buses for the Library

A year ago I posted about my meetings with First Aberdeen, and my asks for a late night bus service, and now that idea has become a reality!

 
What Are Gravitational Waves?

In the past few month, two words became the main focus point in the science world: gravitational waves. Everyone seems to be talking about them, every article mentions them, but for many people these aspects may appear just confusing.

 
RGU vs. Aberdeen Boat Race Returns on 4th March

The Annual Aberdeen Asset Management Universities' Boat Race will return on Saturday 4th March on the River Dee with Robert Gordon University versus University of Aberdeen.

 
What are Equality Champions?

At University lots of people get involved in student life usually by either joining societies, sports clubs, or media groups. A role that people may not know about though is the Union's Equality Champions.

 
RGU Go Green - Good News for 2016

Take a look back on the various achievements of RGU:Union's sustainability project, RGU Go Green.

 
What is the RGU Counselling Service?

Many people say that university can be the best four years of your life, but there are going to be some times when you might need some support or even just somebody else to talk to.

 
Review: Fallout 4

It is back. You are back in the Wasteland. Couple of years ago you were roaming the streets of post-apocalyptic Vegas. This time you are going back in time to witness how it all began.

 
Winter Issue of Radar Out Now

Pick up your FREE copy of Radar Magazine from the RGU:Union Offices on Union Way, or click to read now.

 
RGU Wins 2016 Aberdeen Universities' Boat Race

RGU's Boat Club has won for the fifth year in a row in the annual Universities' Boat Race.

 
RGU:Radio's Best of 2015

Presenters from RGU:Radio give us a run down of their favourite songs and albums from 2015.

 
Best and Worst Movies of 2015

We take a look at some of the best and worst movie blockbusters from the last year.

 
President's Blog - What have I been up to?

President of Communication and Democracy, Edward Pollock gives an update on all the activities he has been doing.

 
Radar Meets: Stooshe

Alex from Stooshe chats to us about their new single, Lock Down.

 
Radar Meets: Model Aeroplanes

We chat to Dundee indie four piece Model Aeroplanes in the run up to their show as part of RGU Freshers 15

 
Student By-election 2016: The Results

The results of our Student By-election 2016 have just been announced, find out the winners here!

 
RGU:Union Launches Quiz for Alcohol Awareness Week

RGU:Union aims to look after and support all of our students. We undertake a number of projects to support students to drink responsibly and stay safe.

 
Student By-election 2016 - Candidate Announcement

Nominations have closed, and we can now announce the candidates for this year's Student By-election

 
Travel to Japan on a Scholarship

The Japan Society of Scotland is offering current students and recent graduates an opportunity to get a scholarship to cover travel to Japan.

 
Guest Blog - Why should you be a student Trustee?

The Chair of the RGU:Union Trustee Board, Lesley Wilson provides a guest blog on why you should run in the By-Election to be a Student Trustee.

 
Let us know your feedback on Freshers 2016

Win a free RGU Hoody by letting us know what went well, and what could have been better for #RGUFreshers

 
Buy your Freshers 2016 wristband here!

Be part of our biggest ever Freshers events line-up

 
Deeview Student Store is Moving

RGU:Union's Deeview Student Store is set to receive a new home this summer.

 
RGU:Union's Guide to the Scottish Elections

Not sure who to vote for on the 5th May? Take a look at our easy guide to all things #SP16

 
Graduation Ball 2016 - Ticket Update (5:30pm)

Update after a very busy first day of ticket sales.

 
STAR Awards 2016 - Nomination Deadline Extended

Nominate your favourite lecturer, supervisor or support staff members. Deadline extended until 6th May.

 
STAR Awards 2016 - Nomination Are Open

Nominate your favourite lecturer, supervisor or support staff members.

 
SAA Ball - A Smashing Night

RGU:Union's annual Student Achievement Awards Ball took place on Friday night, which a wide range of groups and individuals being rewarded for their hard work over the last 12 months.

 
Student Elections 2016: The Results

This year's RGU Students' Union Election results have just been announced. And your winners are...

 
Student Elections 2016: Vote Here

Cast your votes online from 22nd - 25th March

 
Student Elections 2016: Candidate Profile Pages

Candidate profiles and manifestos have been uploaded, with videos to follow.

 
Student Elections 2016: Candidate Announcement

Nominations have closed, and we can now announce this year's RGU Student Election 2016 nominees.

 
RGU:Union Launches Live Right Campaign

RGU:Union is proud to annouce the launch of our new 'Live Right' Campaign.

 
Student Elections 2016: Nominations are open!

It's that time of year again, #RGUElections nominations are now OPEN!

 
Student Achievement Awards 2016 - Shortlist Announced

A total of 22 groups and 50 individuals have been shortlisted for the 2016 Student Achievement Awards. This is our chance to reward all the amazing work our students do.

 
Student Elections 2016: Nominations are open!

It's that time of year again, #RGUElections nominations are now OPEN!

 
RGU:Union's BIG Volunteering Fair

We're hosting our first ever dedicated Volunteering Fair on Thursday 25th February, as part of the national Student Volunteering Week

 
AGM 2016 - Motion Results Summary

Motion results summary from Thursday's Annual General Meeting 2016.

 
AGM 2016 - Motions

Read the motion submissions for this year's Annual General Meeting, and submit amendments.

 
AGM 2016 - Motion Deadline This Thursday

Have your say, submit a motion and help improve student life at RGU

 
Student Achievement Awards - Nominations Are Open!

Submit your society, group or individual nomination(s) before the deadline of Sunday 28th February.

 
Torcher Parade 2016

Find out more about how you can sign up for this year's Torcher Parade.

 
You Said, We Did in 2015

RGU:Union is here to represent the views of students. We work to try and take action on all the feedback we get. Find out what we've been doing for you this semester.

 
Students' Union By-election - The Results

Find out the winners of this year's Union By-election

 
RGU Winter Graduation Ball 2015 - Tickets On Sale

Celebrate your graduation in style at our Winter Graduation Ball!

 
Students' Union By-election - Candidates Announcement

Nominations have closed and we can now announce the candidates for this year's RGU:Union By-election

 
Students' Union By-election - Nominations are OPEN

Nominations are now OPEN for this year's Union By-election! We have loads of exciting voluntary positions up for grabs, all of which can all be undertaken alongside your studies.

 
10 Reasons to Run in the By-Election

Want to be a part of an amazing team? Could you make a change at RGU? Here are 10 reasons why you should run for a position in the By-Election!

 
One RGU, Many Nations 2015

RGU's biggest international event returns for the the third year.

 
Notice of Students' Union By-election

Seven elected positions are available in our November By-election

 
Safe Taxi Scheme Launches

Supporting vulnerable students to ensure that they can always get home safely.

 
Student Faculty Officer Application Deadline Extended

Deadline extended until 12pm on Monday 1st June

 
Become A Student Faculty Officer!

Now recruiting for 2015/16. Find out more here.

 
Volunteering Opportunity of the Week

Boost your CV and gain invaluable experience by volunteering! Click here to take a look at this week's featured opportunity.

 
Graduation Ball Ticket Update

Update after a busy first day of ticket sales.

 
Graduation Ball Ticket FAQ's

Important information if you are looking to secure tickets to this year's event.

 
Graduation Ball Ticket Information (Update)

Change in date for ticket sales.

 
Student Achievement Awards Ball

Submit your individual, society or group award nomination

 
Student Achievement Awards - Nominations Shortlist Announced

The Student Achievement Awards nominations shortlist is here, ahead of the ball on Friday 27th of March.