Poland abortion ruling sparks protest in Aberdeen

Hundreds gathered in Aberdeen to protest the court ruling passed in Poland, which introduced a near-total ban on abortion.
The protest, which took place in Castlegate on Wednesday evening, saw people from many different nationalities showing their support for Polish women.

Black History Month: The Films & Documentaries To Watch

Black History Month is an opportunity to educate ourselves, especially through film and documentary, on the history, achievements, and contributions of black people to society. In doing so we can delve deeper into the past, reflect on the present and hopefully look with solidarity to the future. Here is just a small selection of recommended viewing.

'The Force Is Getting Stronger'

Earlier this year our screens were graced with the cutest character in history- The Child (A.K.A “Baby Yoda”)!

Dress Your Pet For the Spooky Season

Halloween is a time best-known for getting into the shoes of another character (literally). For one night you can don that superhero cape you’ve always wanted to wear and be someone else. But it’s not just humans who can take part in the action…

Getting it done- time management for students

University can, at times, be very stressful and time-consuming. As students, we often have multiple commitments, and 24 hours are just not enough. Solution? Improving your time management.

Go-Ahead of Trump's new Golf Course in Aberdeenshire

A decision by Councillors to allow another Trump golf course in Aberdeenshire has caused local outrage, with protestors arguing that it could endanger the natural habitat and prevent access to the beach.

Halloween decoration on a budget

This article looks at five ideal ways to decorate for Halloween on a student budget.
With the covid-19 lockdown restrictions, we have a lot more time on our hands. This makes for the perfect excuse to dabble in the arts and crafts and hand-make affordable, yet still spook-tecular, Halloween decorations.

RGU:Union Black History Month - a round up

This month the Union has been putting on a range of events to celebrate Black History Month. Although the events have had to be online, to comply with the covid-19 restrictions, there has still been a wide range of activities to appeal to everyone. These include NetflixParties, ‘Safe Space Discussions’ and fundraising quizzes.

Queen and Adam Lambert achieve first number one album

Queen and Adam Lambert have achieved their first number one album in 25 years.
Despite the loss of the group's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen have once again topped the official album sales charts after 25 years.


From the writer of Sex & the City comes a much-hyped tale of another city.
Specifically, a tale of a young ambitious marketing executive named Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), who leaves her unsupportive boyfriend behind in Chicago and moves to Paris to join a prestigious marketing firm and help market luxurious brands with ‘”an American point of view”, as she puts it.

Tips on keeping safe following new Covid-19 findings

Researchers from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO recently found that the virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on smooth surfaces for up to 28 days.
However, the experiments were conducted in the dark, and some experts argue that UV light has already been shown to kill the virus.

The Future of Cinema

With the latest delay of James Bond, Cineworld cinemas have decided to close their doors until further notice. For smaller cinemas that had to rely upon crowdfunding to stay afloat, the delay of such a massive title could be the final nail in their coffin.

What is the Internal Market Bill and why is it so Controversial?

Last week’s rejection of the UK Internal Market Bill by MSPs was to be expected as parties from across the political spectrum voiced concerns about its impact on Devolution and the unity of the United Kingdom.

Rock Community Reacts to Death of Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen, legendary Dutch-American rock guitarist, has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer.

Commonly known by rock fans as simply EVH, his death was announced on his son’s (Wolfgang Van Halen) Instagram account on the morning of 6 October 2020. Wolfgang said “He was the best father I could ever ask for… My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”

Scottish pubs protest against new Covid-19 restrictions

With the recent lockdown measures being met with an icy chill from Scottish bars and pubs, the hospitality sector teamed up together to protest in a rather unique way but with a very important message.


Now that the new academic year is underway, online teaching has evolved. Universities have started using video-chat platforms, such as Zoom, to hold many of their classes. This maintains a personal interaction and discussion with students, whilst avoiding being physically face-to-face.

Feeling At Home and Working In Your Student Accommodation

When moving to university for the first time or coming back for another year it has always been exciting and important to make your student accommodation room somewhere you can feel at home in. But now in the time of COVID-19 your room is your classroom too! Now it's  more important than ever to make your student accommodation somewhere you can both learn and relax.

Disney: is this star losing its glow?

Disney is well-known around the world for being a part of many people’s childhood memories. With older films such as Pinocchio (1940), to newer films such as the remake of Lady and the Tramp (2020), Disney has been around for nearly 100 years. A question that people tend to ask nowadays is: are Disney films as good as they used to be many decades ago?

Locked Down and Lonely

Starting off at university is a nerve-wracking experience for everyone, yet beginning in a pandemic can be even more stressful. In this article we will be discussing what RGU is offering students so that you can still have a great student experience even if slightly altered from previous years.

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Bike Hire Scheme Relaunch

The RGU Go Green easy bike hire scheme will get you to campus in time without the hassle of overcrowded buses or overpriced tickets!

Alex Salmond inquiry
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SNP accused of further interference in the Alex
Salmond inquiry

Volunteering - We have lots to offer!

If you're looking to boost your skillset, gain some experience, and meet new people, then volunteering with GoGreen is the place to be.

Tenet Review

The time-bending epic 'TENET' - out in cinemas since 26th of August - is a movie difficult to judge. It is a movie that has its fair share of flaws, but in terms of raw spectacle, it doesn't disappoint.

2017 - The Revolve Project so far

2017 saw the launch of the GoGreen Revolve project, find out what we've been up to so far, and what's to come in 2018.

Rainbow: A symbol of hope during the coronavirus outbreak

You may have noticed in your town or even on social media that drawings of rainbows are being displayed somewhere new - on windows of homes across the United Kingdom!

Designer uses fashion world expertise to combat present-day slavery

Nigerian design collective, Ile Moremi will be showcasing a tie-dye textile, Adire, in their signature jumpsuits and basketweave jackets. The collection will be displayed at the Africa Fashion Week London 2020 this August.

Student Elections: The Nominations

Nominations for the upcoming Student Elections are now closed. Find out more as to who are your candidates for this year:

RGU News: Closure due to Coronavirus Epidemic

As of tomorrow, RGU will be closing its doors to all staff and students for the foreseeable future in order to meet guidelines set by the UK Government.

Coronavirus: The Strange Happenings for the Entertainment Industry due to the Epidemic

Radar gives you the latest of strange occurrences due to the Coronavirus epidemic, whether that's fighting over toilet roll or seeing the happiest place on earth closing its palace doors - we give you the latest.

Five Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills

Ever struggled with your time management? Well, Radar is here to provide some advice on how to keep on task and be effective in using your time wisely.

The Big Takeaways from Super Tuesday

The Democratic race for president has swiftly narrowed to two after Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg and Amy Kloubouchar bowed out and left the race.

Opening the Gates of Jazz - Aberdeen Jazz Festival Explained

March 12 saw the kick off of Aberdeen's annual Jazz Festival and Radar is here to explain what it is all about.

Time to Rock Out: School of Rock – The Musical Coming to the Granite City Next Year

Bringing some nostalgia for us students onto the big stage- School of Rock: The Musical is coming to Aberdeen early next year.

How to Cope with Noisy Flatmates

Radar brings you some of our top tips on how to cope with noisy flatmates.

Parasite: History maker - but why did we not know about it before?

'Parasite' placed itself in the history books as the first non-English speaking film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Now, if such a successful film won many awards, the question is: why have we not seen or heard about it?

“If we can’t live in peace, then let’s die in peace” - The Peoples Temple

Cult leader Jim Jones promised his followers that their suicides would be preferable over living in the capitalist world. Who is he? And how did he convince so many people to follow him?

'Love Our Planet; Save Australia'

RGU Gender Equality and Feminism Society, with the help of RGU Erasmus and GoGreen, managed to raise £310 in aid of Australia. But how did they manage, and why was it important?

Drop Outs, Victories and Defeats: Super Tuesday is Shaping up to be Unpredictable

?The Democratic race for president has been nothing short of eventful. Just before the party’s infamous Super Tuesday Primaries, the contest has seen yet another major realignment of the candidates.

February's Meme of the Month

Radar takes you through our memetastic selections over the past month to crown what is February's meme of the month.

RGU’s 2020 AGM- What Was Discussed and Next Steps

There was a 66% increase in attendees (approximately) and all motions were passed at RGU's 2020 AGM.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Spoiler Review

Radar reviews the controversial blast from the past film adaptation of a much-loved blue spiky-haired character- Sonic the Hedgehog.

Aberdeen mother launches Emergency Carer Packs program

An Aberdeen mother and carer launches a new program to help carers and children with disabilities.

Green Day - Father of All… Review

Ever since Green Day formed as a band in 1987, there is no doubt that they have become one of the most iconic punk bands of all time. Now they have released a new album, Father of All…, which is the shortest in their long career at 26 minutes and 12 seconds.

Bravely Default Review

Bravely Default is your typical JRPG with a twist – the twist being that the gameplay mechanics are completely different compared to any JRPG by using the ‘Brave’ and ‘Default’ systems in turn-based combat.

Caroline Flack found dead in her flat

Caroline Flack, famous British TV presenter, has been found to have taken her own life. She is known for presenting ‘Love Island’, the radio show ‘Heart Radio’, and, for winning ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

NUS Scotland Awards success for RGU:Union

Members of the RGU:Union team were rewarded for their outstanding efforts and achievements at this year's NUS Scotland Awards.

“We’ll Be Dancing Like it’s the Summer of ’69” - Bryan Adams Announces Tour Date in Aberdeen

On 8 May, Bryan Adams will be playing at the P&J Live in Aberdeen. This will be his only Scottish tour date and is part of his new Shine A Light tour.

[VIDEO] Student Voice Forum - 9th April 2020

Join us for the chance to hear from core Union and University departments responsible for your student experience.

Charlotte's Tandems

Charlotte's Tandems is a registered charity who lend tandems and tag-along bikes to those with disabilities or additional needs, who are unable to safely ride a bike themselves, for free.

Covid-19/Coronavirus: Student Update 3rd April

Latest update from your team of elected Student Presidents and Vice Presidents

What is the 'AGM'?

This year RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the 18th of February. It is an important opportunity to ensure that students' voices are heard. There will be a prize raffle and free food for those who attend.

Student Elections 2020: The Results

Voting has closed and we can now announce the results of the Union's 2020 Student Elections!

Study finds male breast cancer on the rise

A new Aberdeen University study found that male breast cancer diagnosis has risen continuously for the past 15 years.

Trump found "not guilty" in impeachment trial

Trump has been acquitted by the Senate after a controversial impeachment trial that dominated the world news and divided the US.

Coronavirus: What is known so far

Coronavirus originated in a city called Wuhan in the Hubei Province in China and cases are now reported to be in many countries around the world including the UK and Australia.

Student Elections 2020: Candidate Manifestos

View manifestos and campaign videos for each of our Student Election candidates.

'Frankenstein’ Review

Rona Munro’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has just arrived in Aberdeen and will be on stage at His Majesty Theatre until Saturday 8 February.

Student Elections 2020: Candidate Announcement

Nominations have closed and we can now announce the candidates for this year's RGU Student Elections.

RGU takes part in the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence UN campaign

November 25th marked the World International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also saw the beginning of the ‘16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign, which RGU: Union is currently supporting.

Covid-19/Coronavirus: Student Update 17th March

The Union office and Deeview Student Store on Union Way will be closed from Wednesday 18th March until further notice.

#teamtrees: the internet's attempt to save our planet

YouTubers are uniting to plant 20 million trees, and they’re more than halfway there.

November's Meme of the Month

November has been a wild month for memes ranging from the funny, the weird, a generational revolt and even political conspiracies. Let Radar take you on this wild ride as we tell you guys what our Meme of the Month is!

Covid-19/Coronavirus: Student Update 16th March

Communication has reached students, staff and the Students’ Union in relation to the developing Covid-19 situation, this will have an impact on a number of upcoming Union events and activities.

How to Conquer Your Fear of Presentations

Do you find your knees shaking, palms sweating and a fear building inside of you at just the mere mention of class presentations? Well Radar is here to give you some pro tips to hopefully reduce the stress of saying your piece for that all important grade!

Take One Action Film Festival: 'The Feminster' Review

Radar was lucky to attend the last event for the 5th annual edition of the notable film festival: Take One Action Film Fest. Here is our take on the experience.

AGM 2020: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2019-2020.

Safety concerns after tweets about attacks near Garthdee campus

The university and the union have addressed claims made on social media about a number of alleged attacks occurring late at night which led to a student-wide discussion, and panic, about safety near the Garthdee campus.

How to Keep Warm While on Campus

Winter is upon us and with that comes that bitter cold that seeps into our bones...But rest assured folks Radar have some hot tips to keep you toasty warm and stop that weird creaky bone ache from ruining your day!

Top Five British Christmas Adverts of the Decade

As companies have started releasing their Christmas adverts, we have compiled a list of our favourites from the decade.

How to Rock Your Internship: Learn the Ropes and Go the Extra Mile

Are you stressing out big time over your upcoming internship? Well Radar has some great tips to get you prepared with the right mindset and attitude to take charge of the beginning to your professional life.

Join RGU Uni Boob for a ‘Girls’ Night In’ This Wednesday

RGU Uni Boob are hosting a fundraising night at The Body Shop, Aberdeen, to raise funds for charity CoppaFeel! on Wednesday the 27th November.

Alex Salmond in court over sexual assault charges

Former First Minister, Alex Salmond, has been accused of 14 counts of sexual assault on 10 women.

Playstation 5 set to be released in time for 2020 Christmas

Sony have recently announced that their newest addition to the Playstation family will be available for 2020 Christmas.

Take One Action Film Festival comes to Aberdeen

The UK’s leading global change film festival is coming to Aberdeen! Kicking off today at the Belmont Filmhouse there will be three days of film and conversation celebrating people and films that are changing the world.

December Exams: Radar's Tips to Study for Them

It's one month until exams begin (yikes). So here are some tips to get you through the draining thought of studying for them.

National Theatre Live is Keeping the Thrill of The Stage Alive

What are National Live Performances and why are they an experience hard to miss? Find out more with Radar's article on why NT performances are keeping the stage alive at your very own local cinema.

Vacancy: Design & Marketing Assistant

Are you a student designer? Join our team with this part-time vacancy!

Six tips for finding that work/school balance: Say goodbye to late mark reductions forever

Are you struggling with the stress of your school and work life? Do you need to find a better way to prioritise and stick to deadlines? Well Radar have got some neat tips to create balance in your life.

Local Shopping Centre to Raise Awareness of Disabilities

Customers are in for an eye opening experience at Union Square this Tuesday. The giant shopping centre is making alterations to their shopping experience to promote inclusivity and understanding of those with disabilities.

Vacancy: Trustee Board Member (External)

We are looking to recruit a new external trustee to our Trustee Board, find out more here.

Brexit’s Delay: What do Students Think?

Another holiday has passed and with it a deadline- the infamous Brexit deadline. What do Students think? Radar took to the streets to find out.

Emoji Explosion: Apple’s Recent Contribution towards Representation

On 28th October, Apple released the iOS 13.2 update to iPhone users, introducing an array of new emojis. Apple's attempt to diversify the keyboard to improve inclusion and representation has been met with praise.

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum re-opens after £34.6 million refurbishment

After four years of closure, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum re-opened its doors to the public on 2nd November. The building was closed for a £34.6 million refurbishment which restored and modernised the grade A-listed building.

How does the Library work?

The library is a vital tool for every student, as some may know. Radar is here to explain how it works and how to make the most of it.

Should Fireworks be Banned? An opinion piece

This year Sainsbury's announced that it was banning the sales of fireworks in its stores. Should other retailers be following suit?

Duke of Edinburgh Award: Is It Worth It?

Hailed as CV gold and great life skills building, the famed Duke of Edinburgh Award is said to have much to offer but is this still the case?

A Cheesy Celebration

Cheese Fest came to Aberdeen on the 19th of October. A celebration of cheese and Wallace and Gromit, it was an event enjoyed by all ages.

Student By-election 2019: The Results

Voting has closed and we can now announce the results of this year's Student By-election.

October's Meme of the Month

As the spooky season comes to an end it's time to take a look back at some of the best memes to come out this month.

#FullTimeOnInitiations: The RGU Sport's Campaign Kickstarting Respect for Student's Mental Health

An exclusive interview with Sport's President Kieran Matthews on his new mental health campaign: #FullTimeOnIniations.

Do it yourself on Halloween 2019: Eight of the best (or worst) DIY costumes

If you want to avoid paying extra for club entry with the ‘no costume, pay more’ rule or just want to look the best at your pumpkin-filled house party then look no further, Radar has you covered with some easy and original DIY Halloween Costumes ideas.

Student By-election 2019: Candidates & Manifestos

View this year's Student By-election candidates and read their manifestos

RGU Union Student By-Election: Could You Lead the Way?

Are you wondering why there is a buzz around campus and you keep hearing the word "By-Election" but you haven't a clue what this is? Well Radar has got you covered as to how you can find out more and even take part in this years' RGU Union By-Election.

Student By-election 2019: Candidate Announcement

Nominations for our Student By-election closed this afternoon, and we can now announce the candidates.

The EU Settlement Scheme

Although nothing is certain about the UK’s departure, EU and EEA students can still somewhat prepare. How? Applying for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Here’s everything you need to know about the scheme.

Glasgow’s Matchbox Cineclub: The Weird, the Wacky and the Wonderful

Ever considered stepping outside of your cinematic comfort zone?

Social Media vs. Our Bodies

In the world of social media, our lives are constantly in sight. Getting likes under photos, posts or comments in the virtual world can bring a sense of accomplishment and acceptance. What can this do to our mental health and sense of self-worth?

Nightlife reviewer: the ultimate student job

Aberdeen students have the opportunity to get paid to hang out in clubs. Nytlyf are looking for motivated young people to become their next professional nightlife reviewers for their new app.

Walk for Freedom Aberdeen 2019

On Saturday Aberdeen residents took part in a march to raise awareness about modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

What YOU should be listening to this Halloween: An Ode to Ice Nine Kills

With the spooky season coming into full harrowing spirit - why not plug some headphones in and let your imagination run wild by listening to some nail biting homages to some of the most hair raising horror classics?

Art for Hearts: National Charity Heart Research Campaign Succeeds on Ebay.

Heart Research UK's innovative Ebay selling campaign raises a whopping £37,500 for the charity.

The Queen's Speech: Proposals Explained

The Queen’s Speech is normally a yearly event that marks the beginning of the parliamentary year. Radar will inform you what was said at this year’s Queens Speech and why it matters in modern society.

RGU Uni Boob Team is back to encourage you to CoppaFeel

After having to close its doors last year the RGU Uni Boob Team are making a comeback to campus. The representatives are making a resurgence this semester in order to spread the importance?of copping a feel every month.

Best tips to deal with an RGU group coursework

Are you struggling with the thought of group work? Does it seem too much of a challenge? Well, Radar have got you covered with some tips on how to make it a more positive experience.

Breaking the Speed Barrier: Kipchoge Does the Impossible

Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge accomplished the impossible this Saturday, after a record breaking accomplishment - running a marathon in under 2 hours.

Joker Review

With all the moral outcry and boycotting of this movie going on there’s one question on everyone’s mind; is the hype surrounding Joaquin Phoenix's Joker true?

How to Enjoy Yourself on Campus Between Lectures

You're in all day - kind of bored and just waiting around for your next class to begin. What do you do to make the time pass? Well Radar have some tips to make those long days hopefully be less of a challenge.

Fans gathered at 4TG Game Con of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Harry Potter fans gathered in their massses at the P&J Live to see the exclusive never-before-seen exhibition.

Netflix's October Releases

It’s the season to get cosy and comfortable. It’s perfect Netlfix binging weather! This is your guide to the new releases this month on Netflix!

Is Friends Still Relevant 25 Years Later? (Spoiler alert: it is)

Friends lift you up when you are down, commiserate with you, celebrate with you and trudge along with you through this journey called life. It comes as no surprise that a show about friendship remains popular 25 years after it debuted.

Heart Research UK Launch Art Fundraiser with a Twist

Grab some art and help some hearts with Heart Research UK's online fundraiser which will give you the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind pieces from entertainment and art powerhouses.

Students on Strike: Why They Need Our Support

As climate change protests occur across the globe and students forego going to school it puts into perspective the question and discussion of whether strikes are creating a positive impact on society.

Taking Behavioural Science from the B.S to the Forefront of Serial-Murder Investigation.

What was once dismissed as B.S by law enforcement in America soon took on the national spotlight by using psychology and sit-down interviews with convicted serial killers to solve some of the country's worst crimes.

Ad Astra Review

A visually stunning space opera which deals with the question - should children be the ones to suffer the consequences of our parent's mistakes?

Why Scottish Courts Deemed the Proroguing of Parliament as 'Unlawful'

In lieu of the Supreme Court's decision to deem the suspension of parliament as 'unlawful', Radar explains why Scottish courts initiated the question of legality.

Snow leopard cubs spotted in Scottish Highlands

The birth of three snow leopard cubs has ushered in new hope for the endangered species.

As the 31st of October Looms, what Comes Next for Britain?

The announcement by the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was unlawful in that he advised the Queen untruthly has sent shockwaves across the country.

Caption This

Imagine less than 2% of film screenings in your area are provided with English audio and dialogue. Now replace ‘audio’ with ‘subtitles’. This is a real issue faced by Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in the UK.

Aberdeen students strike for the climate

On Friday protestors, including RGU students, stood outside Marshall College to demand action on climate change in collaboration with the Global Climate Strike Movement.

STAR Awards 2019: The Winners

Congratulations to all staff members who received nominations, certificates and awards!

STAR Awards 2019: Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year's student-led STAR Awards staff recognition presentation.

The Mueller Report: What it Said, and What it Didn’t

A couple weeks ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller finished his report on President Trump’s ties with Russia and obstruction of justice.

Graduation Ball 2019: Ticket Update

A ticket availability update after the first morning of sales.

First All-Female Spacewalk Cancelled Over Lack of Spacesuits

NASA confirmed plans for the first all-female spacewalk in history was thrown out due to sizing issues of a second space suit.

Speak Up, Speak Out

In school Jasmine used art as a form of escapism. In order to avoid the thrashings from her toxic girlfriend. Jasmine says: “She wasn’t allowed in the art department because she didn’t take the subject. She couldn’t stop me from going there, it was about all she couldn’t stop me from doing.”

Graduation Ball 2019: BUY FULL TABLES HERE

Click here to buy full tables of 12 for this year's Graduation Ball

Clueless Remake: What We Know so Far

Following recent news, Clueless, a 90s high school chick flick classic, box office smash and cult classic, has been set for a modern remake and the fans of the original movie have shared mixed feelings.

Candlelit Vigil to be Held in Memory of Aberdeen Teenager

Candles will light up Aberdeen’s Broad Street with mourners taking part in a 2-minute silence by the water fountain outside Marshall College.

Planning Study Abroad? Helpful Tips and Facts

Making the decision to go study abroad takes a lot of consideration. It is also an exciting time when you find out where in the world you can spend a semester, or even a whole year. Wherever tops your list of preferred destinations, study abroad takes a lot of planning. Here are some helpful tips to help you along the way.

Fed up of Listening to the Same Songs? Here’s How to Discover New Music

Do you ever feel stuck listening to the same album by the same artist on the same platform? Fear not, here are a few Radar tips on discovering new music.

Captain Marvel Review

“Higher. Further. Faster.” On International Women’s Day Marvel did more to advance their treatment of women in 124 minutes than they have in 11 years of production.

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann”: A review of the new Netflix series

Many may reflect on 2007 as being a simpler time before life began to feel governed by Instagram, the Kardashians and Donald Trump. However, in May of the same year the world was rocked by arguably the most famous missing persons case in history.

What Can You Do With Your Media Degree?

The media industry is such a wide sector, there are a number of career paths to go down with the media degree. Some areas would include marketing, content creation, digital media, film production, interactive media design, social media and advertising.

New Zealand Prime Minister Bans Military Style Weapons

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has confirmed that new laws will be put in place to ban semi-automatic and assault rifles following the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Aberdeen Horror-Themed Pub to be Transformed into metropolitan Club After a Complete Rebranding.

Horror lovers will soon lose one of the most famous Aberdeen pubs on Belmont Street. It is rebranding but Aberdonians are not giving up.

Graduate Apprenticeships at RGU See Major Expansion

Developed by Skills Development Scotland, the programme started off with two courses - one for IT Management and Software Development. However, these courses have gone into a number of new sectors.

Scottish Schools are First to Have LGBT+ Classes

All pupils in Scottish state schools will be the first in the world to have LGBT+ history, movements, and issues embedded into their curriculum. This is an historic moment in history as only eighteen years ago local authorities in the UK were banned from ‘promoting’ homosexuality.

A man has been arrested after a terror attack in mosques in New Zealand.

The man in his late 20s has been charged with murder after the fatal mass shootings saw dozens of people killed and many more seriously injured.

Student Elections 2019: Candidates & Manifestos

Read the campaign manifestos from each of this year's Student Election candidates

Professor Sarah Pedersen: A view of women in academics

If you’ve had the pleasure of being taught by Professor Pedersen you may have been treated to the story of an occasion in which her research was taken out of context and made global headlines.

Student Elections 2019: Candidate Announcement

Find out who is in the running as part of this year's Student Elections!

Ross Thompson investigation squashed

The Parliamentary investigation into Conservative MP Ross Thomson has been dropped.

Swans Found Killed and Stuffed into Bags on Aberdeen River

SPCA investigators are looking for the killer of three swans in Aberdeen after mutilated remains were found

Upskirting Made Criminal Offence by Parliament

The act of taking a picture underneath a person's clothing without their consent, could now leave people facing jail time thanks to a new law passed by parliament.

AGM 2019: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2018-2019.

How to stay organised with your coursework

Coursework. Almost any student, at some point in their course, has been stressed about this word and what it means. If you know how to organise your time, there’s almost nothing to worry about. Almost.

Oral Suspension Review

A vibrant and fluid showing across a multitude of mediums and materials, ORAL SUSPENSION is an exhibition of work produced between Nick Gordon and David Blyth, and the christening show for the Look Again Project Space.

AGM 2019 - What are your ideas for change at RGU?

Full AGM 2019 event details and motion submission information


Radar had the chance to catch up with pop band The Sea Girls and their opening act APRE at the Mash House in Edinburgh last week and here’s why you should give them a listen.

Social Space Survey

We're looking for your thoughts and opinions on the social space options across campus

STAR Awards 2018/19 - Nominations are OPEN!

A chance for students to thank staff members who go above and beyond to support them, and for staff to receive recognition from their students

Top 5 RPG Bosses

There are a number of great RPG bosses to choose from who are memorable for their abilities, designs and personality which is why Radar have put together list to name our top 5.

Free Late Night Bus Update

Updated timetables for this week's free late night buses

The Favourite Review

Steamy period drama lights up the screen.

RGU Go Green: We need your feedback!

Help shape RGU:Union's sustainability projects and campaigns

Student By-election 2018: The Results

A full results breakdown from this month's Student By-election

Detective Pikachu Debut Trailer Drops

After 17 years a new take on a Pokémon movie has amassed over 47 million views on YouTube on its debut trailer within its first week, showing the franchise can still appeal to the masses.

Cyberpunk 2077: What We Know

Cyberpunk 2077 was first introduced to us way back in 2012 which promised gamers something even better and bigger than CD Projekt Red’s previous game release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – which was a sure favourite in the gaming industry.

Student By-election 2018: Candidate Announcement

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

Castles to Train Stations: the Dangers of Exploring Abandoned Areas

It’s easy to assume that uninhabited zones are free for entry and relatively safe – after all that collapsing building was once lived in and should be OK, if you watch your step, but that is not the only thing to consider.

Disney’s Mouse-opoly

We all have our favourite Disney-animated classic. However, the company’s recent purchase of the Marvel Universe and Star Wars franchise raises the question whether a Disney-dominated cinema industry is a future we are heading towards?

Mary and Elizabeth Between the 16th and 21th Century: a Mary Queen of Scots Review

Overall: 4 stars

Dir: Josie Rourke; Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, and David Tennant. Cert: 15, 124 mins

PlayStation 4 Review

The PlayStation 4 is the eighth-generation home video game console which was developed and released by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Sony Not To Attend E3 2019

Sony have recently announced that they will not be present at E3 2019 for the first time in 24 years.

This week in the news| 07/02/2019

This week in the news: a man has been arrested after the disappearance of a student, 10 people have died in a blaze in Paris and scientists have spotted life on Tonga for the first time.

Government Shutdown: What’s Trump done this time?

The Trump administration reached a deal with the Democratic House of Representatives to end the recent government shutdown, the longest in American history. Exactly how did this start? What led up to this? What is going on?

Black History Month 2018

Our International Committee will be hosting a series of events throughout October, featuring guest speakers, presentations, music sessions and student testimonies.

Heinous nude-sharing group exposed by recruitee

An Aberdeen based Snapchat group sharing nude pictures of girls has been uncovered by a North-East College student, who posted a screenshot on Twitter after he was invited to join the heinous group.

Bike Hire Scheme Relaunch

The RGU Go Green easy bike hire scheme will get you to campus in time without the hassle of overcrowded buses or overpriced tickets!

UK Banks Join Bitcoin Purchase Ban

Following a downfall of 10% in its value last week, the crypto-currency will no longer be buyable with several banks’ credit cards.

My body my temple

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. It was first introduced by the UN in 2003 as an effort to eliminate female genital mutilation.

'What is Love?' by Clean Bandit | Album Review

Last month, British pop-trio Clean Bandit released their second studio album 'What Is Love?'. The sixteen track deluxe version of the LP features a range of star-studded collaborations from the likes of Demi Lovato to Ellie Goulding to Charli XCX.

Blizzcon: What was announced?

Blizzcon has always been a big favourite with gamers globally as Blizzard has created some of the greatest games such as 'World of Warcraft'. Here was everything that was announced at Blizzcon to keep everyone updated.

This Week in the News| 02/12/18

Tesco are installing electric car chargers in their Extra and Superstore carparks, the Spanish capital are implementing an anti-pollution ban on very polluting vehicles, and, Instagram have introduced a new feature called 'Close Friends'.

Call of Cthulhu review

Plunge into the deep horrors of the cosmic world created by HP Lovecraft as madness and Old Gods lurk at every corner, the 'Call Of Cthulhu' game is inspired by the classic pen and paper RPH by Chaosium.

First Man Review: Standing between life and death, earth and moon.

It is almost impossible to think about Neil Amstrong without picturing him stepping onto the moon saying: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Yet, 'First Man' shows Neil Armstrong as just Neil, as just a man.

Most crime ravaged area in Aberdeen revealed

Statistics from the last 5 years show the city centre has by far the most crimes reported under every category compared to other areas of Aberdeen such as Hanover, Woodside and Bucksburn.

Tips to keep warm this winter

The summer of 2018 has moved on and all of a sudden you are defrosting your windshield and trying not to slip in this bitter and icy cold Scottish weather.

Theresa May has no Plan B, but is there really a Plan A?

Theresa May continues to face harsh backlash to her Brexit withdrawal plan. On Friday she took to the phones at BBC radio 5Live to take questions from the public on Brexit, the EU withdrawal deal and the future of the UK.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald, saw Aberdeen’s Vue cinema nearly sold out on the opening evening, packed with fans ready to be taken back into the wizarding world.

Two Wins for Scotland and how is the Nation’s League being received?

When the UEFA Nations League was announced, it’s fair to say the competition wasn’t met with much optimism. The new concept was looked at as being over complicated and just another way for UEFA to schedule big matches and make some money.

The Outlaw King Review

For the first time since ‘Braveheart’ came to our screens, another movie has filled us Scots with much pride and nationalism for our country.

Invisible addictions of the XXI century

In life there are actions and behaviours so widespread that they are invisible. They are legal, systematically popularised and most people would not be able to function without them.

Just Cause 4 Review

The next installment of the 'Just Cause' franchise will unleash more chaos on the 4th of December 2018 on Xbox One, PC and Playstation 4.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review: did Disney fail right before Christmas?

“Everything you need is inside,” said the note Clara receives from her mother in the new Disney cinematic version of the Tchaikovsky’s ballet, 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'.

The untold story of Dracula

The tale of Dracula and the myth about vampires has fascinated people from all over the world, being promoted in almost every way possible: through movies, both animations for children or dark fantasy for older public, books and series.

Interview with Kai Rough from the Feel Good Society

Do good. Feel good. That’s the motto that moves The Feel Good Society. A student-led society at RGU that promotes doing good actions and good karma among young people.

Student Achievement Awards Ball: The Winners

Find out which groups and students won big at this year's Student Achievement Awards Ball

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Review

Sabrina Spellman must choose between joining her family in the world of witches or staying with her friends in the human world, as on her 16th birthday she is expected to partake in the dark baptism.

Student Achievement Awards Ball: Event & Ticket Details

Find more about our annual awards ball, taking place this April!

TECA - details announced

The new music arena is due to open in Summer 2019 with a budget of £333m. Aberdeen City Council have been constructing the building since July 2016 and are on track with completion with an almost 13,000 capacity.

Student Achievement Awards Ball: Submit Your Nominations!

Do you know a society, group or individual student who deserves to be rewarded for their efforts and achievements?

Social prescribing for patients

It's time to stop popping pills and become more social says the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock.

Student Elections 2018: The Results

Find out who will make up next year's Union Executive Team!

May & Brexit: what is going on?

Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the new Brexit deal she had made with the EU. Days later, several Cabinet members had resigned, and May’s Premiership hangs on the line.

Rise up Quines! Festival

The ‘Rise up Quines!’ festival in Aberdeen encourages young women to make their voices heard.

Californian wildfires: more than 1,000 people missing

News has been breaking in the past week about the deadly forest fires in California. Unfortunately, since  Radar’s last update, this disaster known as ‘Camp Fire’ has claimed more human life, and the number of those missing has risen sharply.

Student Elections 2018: Candidate Announcement

Nominations closed this afternoon, and we can now announce the candidates in this year's Student Elections

Californian wildfires kill up to 42 people

The state of California is mourning after 42 people were confirmed to have died and 228 more people are missing after wildfires over the past few days.

Last of Us 2 - Game Details

'The Last of Us' will be returning with its second installment into the world of the undead. Providing a story that very much focuses on an older Ellie, taking place five years after the first installment of the series.

Spice Girls Reunion: Details Announced

Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm revealed details of the reunion tour in a news bulletin style video on social media on Monday 5th November.

AGM 2018: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2017-2018.

Scottish Championship Roundup

It’s been a tight weekend in the Scottish Championship.

AGM 2018: Motion Summary

Review the six motions up for discussion at this year's Annual General Meeting

Scottish Premiership Roundup

Another week, another round of Scottish Premiership action.

The Midterm Elections: Should Trump be Worried?

he Democrats flipped the White House on the night of the US Midterm Elections (6th November). What does this mean for Trump and the Republicans?

James McLean Poppy Scandal

James McClean is no stranger to Poppy controversy, and this year is no different.

The story behind the Poppy

The well-known Poppy has been a symbol of hope and remembrance for many years. What inspired the Poppy and why do people wear them?

Best Open World Games

Graphics and technology have advanced quickly over the years and one industry that has embraced this is the gaming industry. One of the most favoured genre in gaming is open world formats.

Aberdeen celebrates Bonfire Night with a musical bang

The firework display and entertainment was organised by the Aberdeen Council to celebrate Guy Fawkes’s Day. The event took place on Beach Boulevard starting with fire jugglers and the charity fire walks and followed by a firework show.

Update: Parking at RGU

With students struggling to find affordable parking around and nearby the University locals are voicing their frustrations about student parking. The question is where are we at now with resolving RGU’s parking problem?

Guy Fawkes Night: why do we celebrate it?

“Remember, remember the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot.” What happened on the 5th of November, and why should we remember?

Bonfire Night 2018: What’s On

Tonight is Bonfire Night, and here is a list of things going on in the city or in Aberdeenshire to celebrate Guy Fawkes.

STAR Awards 2017/18 - Nominations are open!

Your opportunity to nominate teaching staff and support staff from all across the university who go the extra mile to benefit your student experience.

This Week in the News| 29/10/2018

This week in the news: infamous Boston gangster killed in prison, medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed in the UK and a young mum claims daughters were given 'ecstasy pills' while out trick-or-treating.

Fracking in the UK: A brief introduction

?Fracking has resurfaced the news and it’s quite a controversial topic. What is it? What’s its history? Why is it taking over the news now? And what are its pros and cons?

South Africa declares menstrual products tax-free

Last week, South Africa announced that menstrual products will be tax-free from now on. The Finance Minister confirmed that consumers will stop paying the value-added tax (VAT) on sanitary pads and they will be also distributed in public schools.

China ends the 25-year ban on rhino horn and tiger bone usage

On Monday, China legalised the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones for medical, scientific and educational purposes. According to local beliefs, "drugs" based on rhino horns or tiger bones act on potency, fever, insomnia and more.

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.

Indie Horror Games

Here are five Indie horror games that will leave you terrified. Are you brave enough to play them?

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Review

'Assassin’s Creed Odyssey' takes place in Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian war: a decades-long power struggle between Athens and Sparta. This is the perfect setting due to the constant large scale battles that occur on land and sea.

Caitlyn Jenner denounces support of Trump

Caitlyn Jenner said the Trans community is being “relentlessly attacked” by President Donald Trump and has labelled her beliefs of working alongside Trump a “mistake”.

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

Netflix’s The Witcher: Everything We Know So Far

In May 2015, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ was released. It concluded the acclaimed game franchise based on the novel series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Two years later in 2017, Netflix announced it would bring its own spin on Sapkowski’s works.

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!

Midweek Food Inspo | 31/10/18

Stuck on meal ideas for the rest of the week? For this weeks food inspo Radar brings you Ramen, Smoky Lecho with Chorizo, Coconut Chia Pudding and Overnight Oats.

Making a Murderer Part 2 Review: Why the series continues to make headlines

?Critically-acclaimed docuseries ‘Making a Murderer’ returned to Netflix recently, and, with season two picking up where the first left off, the filmmakers certainly had their work cut out to keep pace with the hugely popular original series.

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Game Details

'Red Dead Redemption 2' is now available worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.  Here are some game details to help get you even more excited about the newest instalment in the series.

The History of Halloween

Ever wondered how Halloween began? Here is a short history of the holiday and how it changed from being a religious celebration filled with superstition, to the fun night we all love to celebrate.

RGU's Got Talent - Apply Here!

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

Halloween around the world

Halloween is an ancient pagan holiday, loved worldwide by lots of people and it remains one of the world’s most well-known celebrations. Some RGU students were happy to share their experiences and feelings about Halloween.

Top Ten Retro Horror Films

Here is Radar's list of top ten retro horror films that will keep you entertained this Halloween.

Bohemian Rhapsody Review

'Bohemian Rhapsody' is the extraordinary tale of one man; from his humble beginning as Farrokh Bulsara from Zanzibar to his tragic AIDS diagnosis as rock hero Freddie Mercury.

Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazilian Election

After months of bitter campaigning, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is to be Brazil’s next President. At age 63, he won 55% of the vote against his opponent Fernando Haddad, 55.

Halloween Review

Halloween is the sequel to the 1978 original film of the same name, released 40 years after the original, and it was just as intense and terrifying as its predecessor.

Elon Musk “deleted” Fortnite

The most recent fake news story to dominate social media claimed that Elon Musk bought and deleted the game 'Fortnite' which ended with him being in the public eye once again.

Easy Vegan Recipes for Autumn

Try out our latest vegan recipes and prepare for the colder days of autumn with these simple yet delicious healthy comfort foods.

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.

The US are investigating ‘terror’ attack on leading Democrats

Barrack Obama, Hilary Clinton and the CNN headquarters in New York were all targets of an ‘act of terrorism’ this Tuesday.

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

Nobel Prize for protein research

Three people jointly received the Nobel Chemistry prize this year for their work in protein research. This research has aided in renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and has even been used to cure metastatic cancer.

Environmentally friendly plastic production

Plastic waste and the damage it does to the environment is a major concern as we produce almost 300 million tons of plastic each year. A new catalyst may make the production of plastic more environmentally friendly.

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.

Consumers come to Canadian cannabis companies

On the 17th of October, Canada’s laws legalising the sale and use of recreational cannabis came into effect. With this, it became one of only two countries to have weed legalised.

European Parliament votes to ban single-use plastic

Yesterday the European Parliament voted to ban single-use plastic. Plastics such as cutlery, cotton bud sticks, straws, plates, balloon sticks and beverage stirrers will no longer appear on the EU market as of 2021.

Harvey Weinstein: One Year On

It has been little over a year since the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke in the New York Times. What has the past year had in store for the movie mogul and has anything changed?

Graduation Ball 2017 - Ticket Availability Update

Ticket update after a very busy first day of sales!

New display at Aberdeen library explores the history of ‘Witches’

As Halloween is approaching, Aberdeen City Library hopes to educate people on witches and why their history is so significant and fascinating.

Midweek Food Inspo | 24/10/2018

Stuck on meal ideas for the rest of the week? Here is Radar's list of recipes for some midweek food inspiration to keep you going.

Student Achievement Awards Winners 2017

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

Scottish Championship Roundup

From goal scorers to results in full, everything you need to know about the Scottish Championships is in Radar's roundup.

Offensive Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner but among the horror movies, the darker evenings and the creepy decorations, there is the scariest thing of all: offensive costumes. Let’s take a look at some of the distasteful outfits you should avoid.

Scottish Premiership Roundup

The Scottish Premiership saw another exciting round of fixtures over the weekend. Here is Radar's roundup of the games from over the weekend and the results.

Student's Guide to Halloween

Every year different venues across the city centre host Halloween themed nights. Here is a list of what is going on during this spooky season.

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?

'Anthem of the Peaceful Army' Greta van Fleet | Album Review

Greta van Fleet - a Michigan based Blues Rock band - exploded on to the charts with their hit single ‘Highway Tune’ in March last year. It’s no surprise then that their debut album ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’ was highly anticipated.

This Week in the News| 19/10/18

This week in the news: 17 people have died after "unidentified explosive device" was detonated in Crimea, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first baby and freezing temperatures expected to hit the UK over the weekend.

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.

Jamal Khashoggi: What implications does his disappearance have for Saudi relations?

On the 2nd of October Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate of his native Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. He went into the consulate in order to pick up papers in anticipation of his marriage to his Turkish fiancée. He was not seen again.

Shortlist Announced for Student Achievement Awards

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

Bad Times at the El Royale Review

How do you describe 'Bad Times at the El Royale'? It’s anyone’s guess, the trailer gives next to no clues about the real film plot, but one thing is certain it is fantastically creepy.

BREAKING: Mad cow disease found in Aberdeenshire farm

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified on an unnamed farm in Aberdeenshire.

Introducing Your New Academic Calendar

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

Date Ideas

Darker evenings and dropping temperatures don’t seem very appealing for date night. However, there are still things you can do in the city all year round on a student budget. Here are 10 cute date ideas you could try this weekend.

Midweek Food Inspo | 17/10/18

Stuck on meal ideas for the rest of the week? Here is Radar's list of recipes for some midweek food inspiration to keep you going.

Pandemics that took over the world

The earth is a mighty planet, surviving terrorist attacks, natural disasters and world wars – but what happens when a nationwide or even worldwide disease spreads?

Student Elections 2017: The Results

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

Should celebrities involve themselves in politics? An opinion piece

When Kanye West visited the White House to publicly show his support for Donald Trump it was shared over multiple news platforms, across social media and it left people talking. Was this for the right reasons?

Period Poverty: A Hidden Epidemic

Are the stories of women and girls using socks, rags, and newspapers to cover up their periods really, considered history?

Student Elections 2017: Manifestos & Videos

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

Student Morning Routines

Finding it difficult to get up for those 9 am lectures already? Radar has put together a morning routine to help you arrive at uni raring to go!

Student Elections 2017: Candidate Announcement

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

The importance of foreign affairs news: an opinion piece

2018: a year in which we are bombarded with news. From TV to online to printed publications, it is everywhere. It can be hard to know what to focus on - because what really makes a story newsworthy?

Climate Catastrophe: Have we set an expiry date on the world?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released a report on global warming and it’s more concerning than ever. What is happening and what can we do?

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

Matt Murdock’s at his lowest point for Netflix’s Daredevil Season 3

It seems that this season will be the most challenging for Daredevil yet as he battles public opinion, a ruthless Kingpin, and a killer imposter.

Sightseeing Loch Ness & Inverness

Radar visits the Highlands alongside the Erasmus Student Network to discover some of Inverness’ history and the truth about the Loch Ness Monster.

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.

Venom Review

The first trailer was released in March and the hype was enormous. The movie released this month kind of lived up to it.

RGU:Union launches Duke of Edinburgh's Award

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

What Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination Means for American Politics

When President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on July 9th, it looked as though it would be routine. However, as like many things in the Trump presidency, this has been far from routine and certainly complicated.

AGM 2017: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2016-2017.

Aberdeen Art Gallery Delay

The renovation of the Aberdeen Art Gallery at Sighthill was meant to be nearing completion, but once again the opening date has been pushed back.

Top 10 Fresher's Flu Tips

Here are Radar's top 10 tips that will help you beat fresher’s flu, and any other colds you may pick up during the semester.

Doctor Who: The Woman Who Fell to Earth Review

After months of hype, the eleventh season of Doctor Who finally premiered on Sunday, 7th October, and we witnessed Jodie Whittaker debut in a strong and energetic first outing as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Maniac Review

'Maniac' follows the story of two strangers who meet during a voluntary drug trial. The show excels thematically, truly taking us along on the characters' pharmaceutically driven journeys.

The details on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s allegations

The world awaits the outcome for the trial on the decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Midweek Food Inspo

Stuck on meal ideas for the rest of the week? Here is Radar's list of recipes for some midweek food inspiration to keep you going.

RGU Tinder

A mysterious Instagram page launched this month with the intent to send Cupid around our campus, but who is behind the screen?

A no-deal Brexit could mean no flights for Europe

Are you an international student or maybe planning to study abroad? Then the recent UK government statement may have left you revaluating your options.

This Week in the News | 05/10/18

This week in the news: Scottish Salmon farming firm announced a profit increase of almost 50%, astronomers have discovered an 'exomoon' and the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to a woman.

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!

Best moisturisers for under £15

With the colder weather setting in its important to look after our skin. Here is Radar's list of best moisturisers for under £15 that will help keep your skin healthy and looking fresh.

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.

Free Fitness Apps for Students

Keeping up with fitness at University isn’t an easy task, nor the cheapest, but Radar has put together a list of apps to help you keep up with your fit life that won’t cost you a penny.

National Eye Health Week

24th September 2018 marked the beginning of National Eye Health Week – the initiative to raise awareness about something that perhaps many of us are taking for granted or don't consider until there's a problem.

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.

Weight Watchers Drop 'Weight' From Company Name

The internationally recognised diet company, ‘Weight Watchers’ has decided to slim down its name, marking its rebranding revolution.

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!

iPhone XS and XS Max - A Student's Perspective

Since Apple released what is to be the new iPhone, some are excited whilst others couldn’t care less, is this due to the laughable price tag?

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.

Preview: ATIK Nightclub

Ahead of the grand opening, Radar was given a sneak preview of the newly revamped club.

RGU Go Green - Good News for 2016

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

Lower Than Atlantis | The Lemon Tree

Radar sat down with Lower Than Atlantis bassist, Declan Hart, for an exclusive interview before their intimate gig at The Lemon Tree.

This Week in the News | 23/03/18

This Week in the News: 10 people died after a van hit a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, DJ Avicii has died aged 28 and Arsenal FC Manager Arsene Wenger has announced to step down from his job at the end of the season.

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.

Avengers: Infinity War Review

Avengers: Infinity War was one of the most anticipated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it exceeded expectations (maybe even infinitely exceeded them?).

This Week in Music | 23/04/18

This Week in Music features new singles from Plan B, Ben Khan, Icarcus and Thomas Rhett.

Oxfam bags of books for students

Oxfam Books & Music, on Back Wynd, have started selling bags of books to students to use for their projects for just a fiver.

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.

Film Festival Winners

RGU Film Festival ran for the second year in a row showcasing short films from around the world. The event received a fantastic turn out at the Belmont Filmhouse and the winners were awarded with trophies.

Girls to the Front Festival

Girls to the Front is returning to Aberdeen for its third year. It will take place in The Shack at 7pm on the 20th April before heading to Edinburgh for its second day.

This Week in Music | 16/04/18

This Week in Music features new tracks from 30 Seconds to Mars, Chromeo, The Chainsmokers and Friendly Fires.

Pre-Degree Show Review

A group of RGU students are holding a pre-degree show at the current Tendency Towards space at number 42 St Andrews Street and it will come to an end on the 14th April, 2-6pm.

Student By-election 2016: The Results

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

What is trending in Ball Fashion?

It's ball season at RGU and Radar is here with some handy tips about what is trending in ball fashion this year.

This Week in the News | 08/04/18

This week in news: two new chains are opening in Aberdeen Union Square, creating new jobs, suitable for students. UFC fighter, Conor McGregor, has been charged with assault and criminal mischief. At the end, we have some news about China, the US and South Korea.

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.

This Week in Music | 08/04/18

This Week in Music is back with tracks from The Wombats, HANA2K, The Ramona Flowers and MØ.

Student By-election 2016 - Candidate Announcement

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

RGU's Uni Boob Team Comes to an End

As of March RGU's Uni Boob Team has come to an end because they couldn't find anyone to take over their group.

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.

April Horoscopes

Radar lets you know what you can expect from the stars this month…

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.

RGU Film Festival 2018

After huge success in its first year, the RGU Film Festival will return for a second year from the 1st to the 2nd of April and it will be hosted by the Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen.

Radar Meets: The Feel Good Society

Radar met with The Feel Good Society to talk about the meaning of the society, their upcoming events, and how students can get involved.

Easter Baking

If you don't have anything planned for Easter Sunday, why not put the chocolate down for a couple of hours and try out Radar's latest baking recipe!

The Digital Scoop

For the last 8 weeks, (MA) Digital Marketing Students have been working to prepare for the official launch and Radar have all of the latest information on what they have been getting up to!

This Week in Music | 26/03/17

This Week in Music features new music from James Bay, Plan B, OUTLYA and Shinedown!

Indefinite Bus Strikes to Continue in Aberdeen

Unite has announced that First Bus drivers in Aberdeen will continue strikes in protest against the new contracts being offered by First. The current strike action ends tomorrow, with an indefinite strike beginning on Friday 6th April.

RGU Responds to Escalated Bus Strike Action

Bus drivers in Aberdeen have voted to continue the ongoing strikes by another 4 weeks beginning April 6th. RGU has also announced that First Bus will double bus services for the University between 8-10am and 3-5pm.

This Week in Music | 19/03/2018

This Week in Music features singles from Alison Wonderland, Blossoms, Liv Dawson and Nico Santos.

This Week in the News | 18/03/18

This week in the news we have witnessed the death of a world-renowned theoretical physicist, as well as the death of a young WikiLeaks hacker, the Russia-UK spy story has developed and some severe weather announcements.

RGU Reclaim Boat Race Title

RGU have reclaimed their title in the 23rd Aberdeen boat race, after beating Aberdeen at the annual event on the River Dee.

Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else

Formed in 2013 Fickle Friends spent two years unsigned touring the UK and Europe at over 50 festivals before signing with Polydor Records. Since then they have been recording their debut album in Los Angeles.

AU Victorious in the 2018 Granite City Challenge

The annual Granite City Challenge held in March is a city-wide competition of sport between the two universities, with Aberdeen defeating RGU with 19 wins to 12.

YouTube Food Channels to Follow

Whether you're a vegetarian, a vegan, or a meat-lover, a total 'foodie' or just an occasional meal pic poster on Insta, Radar's list of YouTube Food Channels has something for everyone.

This Week in Music | 12/03/18

This Week in Music features tracks from Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato, Imagine Dragons, The Ninth Wave and 5 Seconds of Summer.

First Bus Announce Strike Timetables

Following the results from the Unite the Union's ballot on Industrial Action, all First Bus services will be affected for several days this month. The University 1/2 services will only run every half hour, with the last bus leaving campus at 17.59.

Mother's Day Recipes

Mother’s day is a great time to spend the day cooking or baking. Radar has written up some recipes to show the best recipes a Mother could teach you.

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

Student Election Results | 2018

After a Question Time that sparked discussion, an exciting campaign and a long and stressful week for candidates, the RGU: Union Student Election Results were announced yesterday at 3pm on Union Way.

How to be an organised student

Almost half-way through the semester and struggling to balance uni work, a job and a social life? Read Radar's handy tips on ways to stay organised so you can keep on top of your workload.

The Body Shop joined a petition to end animal testing

The Body Shop have partnered with Cruelty Free International to start a petition to end animal testing on cosmetic products in the UN.

Student Election Question Time 2018

Current President of Communication and Democracy was questioned about his manifesto and achievements so far, one candidate was asked why they were qualified to run for office, and more questions sparked discussion at the Question Time on Monday, 5th March.

Meet Your Student Candidates 2018

Yesterday, 5th March, was the Student Election Question Time and the first opportunity to meet the candidates hoping to be elected as your student representatives.

Gig Preview | Fickle Freinds at The Lemon Tree

Fickle Friends are on their way to The Lemon Tree on Sunday, March 4 after a few gigs throughout the country in the run-up towards the release of their debut album, You Are Someone Else, on March 16th.

Scottish Six Nations Hope

On Saturday Scotland beat England during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield for the first time in years, giving them hope that they could win the Six Nations.

This Week in the News | 02/03/18

This week in the news features Met office warnings for Scotland due to severe snowfall, Toys R Us have gone into administration and Scotland defeat England for the first time in years in the Six Nations.

Uni Mental Health Day

1st of March is Uni Mental Health Day and RGU Union are holding a peer support group to participate in the event.

Scotrail close Aberdeen to Dyce line for improvements

Train commuters will have to travel on other modes of transport after the trains between Aberdeen and Dyce will be cancelled for 14 weeks starting in May.

Buy your Freshers 2016 wristband here!

Be part of our biggest ever Freshers events line-up

May may choose Aberdeen for Brexit speech

The Prime Minister may choose Aberdeen for the location of her Brexit speech in March.

This Week in Music | 26/02/18

This Week in Music features singles from James Bay, ONE OK ROCK, Kiesza v Malinchak and Jordie Ireland.

Tempo Cafe Refurbished
Lauren Taylor

Tempo cafe, in the Bon Accord Center, has recently been refurbished and has a new partnership with the ARCHIE Foundation.

Pad Drive | The Results

On Monday the Gender Equality/Feminism Society were collecting sanitary products and monetary donations for Aberdeen Cyrenians.

RGU: Union's AGM 2018| The Results

RGU: Union’s Annual General Meeting was held yesterday, the 19th February. Students had the opportunity to discuss and question each of the six proposed motions, with some amendments being made.

Deeview Student Store is Moving

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

This Week in Music | 19/02/18

This Week in Music features tracks from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, Au/Ra, The Wombats and MAX.

Pad Drive

Radar met with the Vice-President of the Gender Equality/Feminism Society to talk about their upcoming Pad Drive held on Union Way on Monday the 19th February.

This Week in the News | 16/02/18

This Week in the News discusses the new campaign 'We Can Stop It', the Scot who went missing in Hamberg while on a stag night, Kanye West's lawsuit, the petition against the proposed new Trump golf course in Aberdeen and more.

RGU:Union's AGM 2018

The Annual General Meeting, held on Monday the 19th of February, is an important opportunity for students to ensure that their voice is heard on campus. The Union will also be providing pizza for the event.

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

Early Man Review

The creator of Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park, presents the new stop-motion comedy 'Early Man'. The unique animation and renowned actors such as Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams voicing the quirky characters make the film an enjoyable experience.

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

Update after a very busy first day of ticket sales.

The Darkest Hour Review

An enriching and emotionally intense ride throughout, ‘The Darkest Hour’ will provide you with a greater clarification on the former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who led Britain to victory in World War 2.

£6.5 Million Plan to Light Up Aberdeen

Aberdeen in colour is aiming to help make the city of Aberdeen’s key landmarks and Streetscapes stand out as well as to make the city a more welcoming and cultural experience for all.

"Housing First" Scheme to Tackle Homelessness in Scotland

A Finnish policy that has led to a dramatic decrease in homelessness may be implemented in Scotland to eradicate rough sleeping.

This Week in Music | 12/02/18

This week in music features singles from Rudimental, Example, Hailee Steinfield x Bloodpop and Trinidad Cordana.

Scotland to Introduce Minimum Alcohol Pricing

The Scottish government are introducing new pricing laws for alcohol in an attempt to reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths.

The Post Review

This film depicts the power that the press can wield. Starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep the film is beautifully directed and resonates with the viewer.

STAR Awards 2016 - Nomination Deadline Extended

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

Scotland's Straw Ban

A campaign to Scottish councils to ban plastic straws in order for a more eco-friendly Scotland has begun.

Top 5 Movies From 2017

Here is Radar's list of top 5 movies from 2017; from horror, to comedy, to emotional and thought-provoking, the list has it all.

STAR Awards 2016 - Nomination Are Open

Nominate your favourite lecturer, supervisor or support staff members.

Council Approves Kingsford Stadium Plans

Plans for a new stadium for Aberdeen FC have been agreed to by the City Council. It is a step forward, but not the final one.

The Greatest Showman Review

This American musical was inspired by the real life of P.T. Barnum and features a star-studded cast.

This Week in Music | 05/02/18

This Week in Music is back with tracks from Sia vs. David Guetta and Afrojack, P!nk, 30 Seconds to Mars and HRVY.

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.

Paramore @ The SSE Hydro | 20/01/18

On the 20th January Radar went to see Paramore at their last show of Tour Three. With a mix of new music and their well known and loved older tracks Paramore did not disappoint.

Student Elections 2016: The Results

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

Top 5 Travel Destinations for 2018

First day back at uni and already dreaming of adventure? These are Radar's top 5 travel destinations to help you figure it out.

Student Elections 2016: Vote Here

Cast your votes online from 22nd - 25th March

Best Photographs of 2017

Here is Radar's list of the best photos from 2017.

The Vanities

The Vanities are an indie/punk band hailing from Glasgow. They released their debut single ‘Half a Hunner, Still a Stunner’ last month.

Bright Review

Netflix’s debut “blockbuster” was released on the 23rd December, does it deserve to be titled 'Worst Film of 2017'?

Student Elections 2016: Candidate Profile Pages

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

This Week in the News | 22/12/17

'This Week in the News' features new UK plans to reduce plastic waste, global warming effects in the Arctic, the mystery woman wearing denim shorts and find out which biscuit was named 'King of the Cookie Jar' by Brits in 2017.

Student Elections 2016: Candidate Announcement

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

Stella's Voice | A voice that heals

Stella's Voice is a registered charity protecting humans who have been touched by trafficking and sex abuse.


Radar met with D.A.W.G.S to discuss their roles and how the Christmas period affects them.

RGU:Union Launches Live Right Campaign

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

Bringing Children a Better and Brighter Future

Cash for Kids is the charity for Northsound Radio and they have launched their Mission Christmas to give disadvantaged kids a Christmas present.

Disney franchise takeover of 20th Century Fox: what does that mean for the film industry?

It was announced on the 14th of December that Disney would be buying 20th Century Fox for $52.4 billion.

Student Elections 2016: Nominations are open!

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

One of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in cinemas this weekend. Grossing over $105 million on Friday alone it has set itself as the second highest opening weekend in history.

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.

This Week in the News | 15/12/17

'This Week in the News' discusses the latest in Brexit negotiations, heavy snowfall in the UK, the theft of $70 million worth of Bitcoin and Peter Kay cancelling his tour.

Staying safe on Tinder

Tinder is the most popular dating app, with 50 million users, however, just like any other social media, it can be dangerous. Radar has some tips on how to stay safe using this app.

How to survive a cold this winter

Radar has created a list of top tips to survive a cold this winter.

Catalan Protest | Why Brussels?

Former Catalan President has fled to Brussels to seek a fair trial, and around 45,000 Catalans have travelled to Brussels to protest and support independence.

Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Donald Trump has now declared that the US will continue to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, despite official US policy.

Student Elections 2016: Nominations are open!

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

Who is Melanie Martinez?

Melanie Martinez, a former Voice contestant, was recently accused of sexual assault by an old friend and aspiring musician Timothy Heller.

Having the Winter Blues

Have you been feeling down a lot since it became cold and dark? You might suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Here’s what it is and how to treat it.

Aladdin Review

Laughs, songs and a heartwarming story for the family. You could not have three better wishes at this years Her Majesty’s Theatre pantomime, Aladdin.

Justice League Review

Justice League follows Batman and Wonder Woman’s attempts to bring together a group of “meta-humans” to fight an alien force. After much anticipation and a few false starts the movie has finally been released but was it worth the hype?

This Week in Music | 11/12/17

This Week in Music is back with Ed Sheeran's new single with Beyoncé, music from Demons of Ruby Mae, Martin Garrix and David Guetta's new track and Aden X Olson's debut single.

This Week in the News | 08/12/17

'This Week in the News' discusses the conflict in the Congo, Trumps decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the discovery of a black hole and the SSPCA appeal to rehome cats.

Jan Creamer | When Women Make a Difference

Jan Creamer, defender of animals’ rights, will be awarded by The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase Foundation for her commitment to her chosen field.

Introverts at University | What it's like to be reserved in a social world

We live in a world where social interaction seems to be the key to success, especially at university. However, not everyone has the desire to be social butterflies and these people are known as introverts.

Top 10 Life Hacks

Radar's top 10 life hacks that every student should know,

RGU:Union's BIG Volunteering Fair

We're hosting our first ever dedicated Volunteering Fair on Thursday 25th February 2016, as part of the national Student Volunteering Week

MISK | Exhibition of 3rd Year Contemporary Art Practice Students’ Work

An exhibition of 3rd year Contemporary Art Practice students' work will be on display from tomorrow until Monday in ABS.

Scotland through the eyes of International Students

Read what some international students think about Scotland and the "culture shocks" they have experienced.

AGM 2016: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2015-2016.

Q&A with Vansleep

Radar had a Q&A with Vansleep after they performed at the Vulture Lounge.

The Black Tiles EP Launch | "In Forever"
Rory Barclay

On the 17th November the Black Tiles were headlining a show at the Vulture Lounge to promote the release of their first EP, 'In Forever'.

AGM 2016 - Motions

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

Order your food on campus now!

Yoyo Jump has just been launched at RGU. Through the app you can pre-order and pay for your food, meaning you no longer have to queue to order food on campus.

This Week in Music | 04/12/17

'This Week in Music' is back with music from The Killers, Fall Out Boy, The Vamps and Naughty Boy.

RBS Announces Closure of 62 Branches

Royal Bank of Scotland have annouced the closures of 250 branches across the UK, with 62 branches across Scotland - with a loss of more than 700 jobs.

Can Drive for the Aberdeen North Foodbank

On Monday, 4th December, Radar will team-up with the Gender Equality/Feminism Society and the Politics and Debating Society to hold a can drive for Aberdeen North Foodbank.

Around the World in 345 Days

345 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes, 44 seconds is how long it took for Rebecca Marsh and the Global Convey to travel 46 countries over 4 continents.

AGM 2016 - Motion Deadline This Thursday

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

Stranger Things 2 Review

After the immense success of its first series, ‘Stranger Things' is back with a delightful concoction of 80s sci-fi nostalgia and a few new characters.

Student Achievement Awards - Nominations Are Open!

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

Charles Manson GoFundMe page shut down

The crowdfunding site GoFundMe has shut down a page that was trying to raise funds for the funeral expenses of deceased Charles Manson.

Kasabian | The AECC

Kasabian returned to the AECC on Sunday the 26th November with support act, The Slaves.

New Brexit Report Signals Bleak Prospects for Jobs in Scotland

The general trade union GMB Scotland issued a statement today regarding the Brexit negotiations and has described Scottish economy as a ‘sitting duck’.

Post-Brexit Britain and Animal Sentience

Members of Parliament are currently transferring EU law into UK law in preparation for a post-Brexit Britain. However, they recently voted to reject a clause stating that animals feel pain.

Torcher Parade 2016

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

Proposed Cycle Route | From the Bridge of Dee to RGU

Aberdeen City Council is looking at the final phase of the proposed cycle route from the Bridge of Dee to Robert Gordon University.

Braving the Shave for Coppa Feel!

A second year Contemporary Art student has braved the shave as part of RGU Uni Boob Team’s fundraising effort for Coppa Feel!, the UK's only breast cancer awareness charity aimed at young people.

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.

This Week in Music | 27/11/17

We're back with 'This Week in Music' featuring music from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Machine Gun Kelly, Chromeo and OUTLYA.

Fair Delivery Charges Campaign

A campaign has been launched by the Moray MSP to bring an end to the rip-off delivery surcharges the people in the North face.

Giving Tuesday at RGU

Tomorrow, the 28th of November, RGU will be joining #GivingTuesday with a fundraising campaign set to help exceptional students through their education.

MSP Kezia Dugdale Enters the Jungle.

Last night MSP Kezia Dugdale joined the reality TV show 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here'. There are mixed feelings about the politician's decision to leave her constituency and enter the jungle.

Hedda Gabler at His Majesty's Theatre

Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free. After a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Patrick Marber’s bold new version of ‘Hedda Gabler’ has come to Aberdeen for a stint at His Majesty’s Theatre.

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.

Brexit | From a study abroad student's perspective

One study abroad student from RGU believes that Brexit may affect opportunities such as Erasmus in the future. Read more here.

Students' Union By-election - The Results

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

Radar's Top 5 Christmas Adverts

With the John Lewis Christmas advert release, the battle for best Christmas ad of 2017 is in full swing. We’ve broken down our top 5 Christmas adverts of 2017.

RGU Winter Graduation Ball 2015 - Tickets On Sale

Celebrate your graduation in style at our Winter Graduation Ball!

Christmas Drinks on Campus

If you were wondering where to get that perfect Christmas coffee or hot chocolate to keep you toasty on campus, don't worry, Radar is here to help!

Textbook Donation Initiative

A PhD student from RGU has started an initiative to donate textbooks to areas in rural South-East Nigeria.

Students' Union By-election - Candidates Announcement

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

'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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

One RGU, Many Nations 2015

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

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.

Notice of Students' Union By-election

Seven elected positions are available in our November By-election

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.

Safe Taxi Scheme Launches

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

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.

Student Faculty Officer Application Deadline Extended

Deadline extended until 12pm on Monday 1st June

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.

Become A Student Faculty Officer!

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

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.

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.

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.

Graduation Ball Ticket Update

Update after a busy first day of ticket sales.

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?

Graduation Ball Ticket FAQ's

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

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.

Graduation Ball Ticket Information (Update)

Change in date for ticket sales.

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.

Student Achievement Awards Ball

Submit your individual, society or group award nomination

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.

Student Achievement Awards - Nominations Shortlist Announced

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

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.

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.

Movies for Valentine's Day

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

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.

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.

Valentine's Baking

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

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

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.

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!

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.

Winter Edition Out Now

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

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”.

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.

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.

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.

Simply Red at the AECC

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

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.

Film Review: Arrival

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

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.

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.

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.

Film Review: Doctor Strange

The latest Marvel hit featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton.

Film Review: Jack Reacher - Never Go Back

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

One Man and His Guitar - Jake Bugg

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

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.

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.

Remembering Lou Reed

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

Student Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Radar Meets: RGU Photography Society

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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