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[PODCAST] Radar Interviews: Shed Seven

Arvind chats to Rick Witter, lead singer of the band Shed Seven, as they promote their No.1 album "A Matter of Time".

Ticket to Solidarity
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Aviation Unions Join RMT in Summer Strike Action

Rural Disconnect
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Signaller Strikes Leave Scotland Stricken

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.

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.

Solar Punk: Dig For Victory in the Fight Against Climate Change

The second part in series of opinion articles looking at SolarPunk. This time we are look at what SolarPunk is, as well as the role it has and will play in achieving a sustainable future.

“I love you, but I have chosen Versace”

A look at the Versace Autumn-Winter 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection and detailing the Versace runway event itself.

COP26 taught us one thing- We can't afford to wait!

An opinion piece looking at climate change and discussing the implications of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. This is the first article of a two-part series, on SolarPunk.

Top Five Places to Visit in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, the Granite City. From historic landmarks to rustic coastlines to bustling cities, Aberdeen has something for everyone. To help you select your next daytrip itinerary, Radar have come up with a go-to guide of places to visit.

2022- the year for a healthier diet

Whilst eating healthily may be a bore, Radar have compiled a list of handy and quick tips to help you make delicious and nutritional meals.

Inbox fatigue - How to tackle it

Inbox fatigue, we’ve all had it. As you log into your account you’re met with thousands and thousands of emails. Yet, even when you delete some the number seems to double. To help you get back in control, Radar has compiled a list of top tips.

Roll for Initiative

With lockdown having many people lose their minds at the thought of being stuck inside, I and others are taking advantage of all this free time. We are using this opportunity to sit down and play a few hours of the “world’s greatest role-playing game”, Dungeons and Dragons.

How Has Covid-19 Impacted the Fashion Industry?

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the fashion industry. With many fashion retailers having to temporarily close their doors, resulting in staff either being furloughed by the government or losing their jobs. Whilst, some local fashion retailers and well-known fashion stores had to shut their doors permanently as they were not hitting the set income sales target for each of their individual retail stores.

Granite City to Face Major Loss

John Lewis, the heart and soul of the Aberdeen community, is to close.

Handy Revision Top Tips

With exams arriving there is a rush to the finish line. However, in order to help you manage, during what can be an extremely stressful time, Radar has compiled a list of handy revision top tips.

Top Spring Hobbies
Cherry blossom

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming. With it very much feeling like Spring, Radar takes a look at some hobbies that will help you to fully enjoy the season.

Prince Philip - The Royal Life He Led
Prince Philip memorial Birmingham

On the 9th of April 2021, the nation was shocked by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99. It has devastated all of his relatives and those who idolised him around the world. This article will be dedicated to Prince Philip and all of the amazing things he had achieved in his long life.

Megan and Harry on Oprah: A Royal Roast

“Greater than any fairytale you’ve read”. That’s how Meghan chose to end her and Prince Harry’s ‘no-subject-off-limits’ interview with Oprah. Her husband, “saved all of us”, she said. “We’ve not just survived, but we’re thriving.”

Freak Weather: The Extreme Weather Conditions In Texas And The Rest Of The U.S

In February 2021, President Joe Biden visited Texas after a severe winter storm left millions of people without energy.

How To Give Your Old Clothing A New Lease Of Life
A person in a white and black striped t-shirt is sorting a pile of clothes

With ClothesAid stating that “350,000 tonnes...of used but still wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year”, Radar decided to look at three simple ways we can reuse our clothes and help save the environment.

Spring Decoration Tips
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With it being the middle of Spring, here at Radar, we decided to decorate our homes to reflect the season. This article will discuss what every Spring-themed home needs, from the colour scheme to the decorations.

Spring Cleaning Top Tips
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Spring has arrived. Hard to believe right? Whilst we’re cosied up at home for the foreseeable, it’s the perfect time to roll our sleeves up, don some Marigolds, and get cleaning. After all, a tidy home means a tidy mind. Here are some tips to get your Spring clean underway.

Fabulous Feminist Films
Typewriter with a piece of paper that reads 'FEMALE EMPOWERMENT'

In this article Radar decided to take a look at some fabulous feminist films. From musicals to documentaries, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Batman Film Review

A review on The Batman (2022), based on the DC comics and featuring Robert Pattinson in the titular role.

Review of AirPop's Light SE face masks

Recently Radar had the opportunity to review the innovative AirPop Light SE face mask.

Morning Motivation Tips
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With lockdown seeming to create a real-life Groundhog Day scenario, it’s difficult to find the determination to be productive. However, with these simple tips you’ll manage to finish your to-do list and still have time to watch an episode of your favourite series.

Spring Baking Recipes
Cupcakes with sprinkles at top

With Spring now here, we thought it would be a good idea to suggest some delicious goodies for you to make while being stuck at home. After all, who doesn’t love a sweet treat?

An Exciting World Book Day For Uryside School Pupils
A pile of books on the left hand side with a grey background.

A primary school in Aberdeen celebrated World Book Day. How did they do this? By making a book character trail for its pupils and their families!

Granite Noir: In Conversation with Two Celebrated Scottish Crime Writers

Have you ever wondered what Ian Rankin has been binge-watching during lockdown? Or where Stuart MacBride gets his inspiration from?

Crime fiction fans rejoice. The answers to these questions came from the kick-off event – chaired by Fiona Stalker – of Granite Noir, Aberdeen’s literary crime writing festival, which for the first time in its five-year history went virtual.

Hayley Williams’ “Flowers For Vases/Descansos”

Hayley Williams, of Paramore fame, has released a striking second addition to her solo career with Flowers for Vases/ descansos. Following the staggered release of her first solo album Petals for Armor last year, Williams drops the entirety of her new album at once and withdraws again, leaving us to digest 14 new songs at our leisure.


On Friday 28th February, a special time of the year arrived for the video game calendar, Pokémon Presents - a specialised showcase of some of the finest works in progress from its creators. The guests that appeared on the Pokémon Presents livestream were Tsunekazu Ishihara - the president of the Pokémon Company - and Takato Utsunomiya - the Chief Operating Officer of the Pokémon Company.

How to stay chic and cosy in winter

As the snow piles up outside, you grab another jumper in a bid to stay warm. Your feet are freezing and all you really want to do is snuggle down into the cosiness of your bed. Being warm whilst looking stylish is a difficult task, but we’re here to help!

Top tips for safe travel

With Scotland’s weather being record-breakingly treacherous this year, Radar has compiled a list of safety travel tips to follow when you’re out and about.

WandaVision: Bewitched x The Truman Show

*Spoiler Alert: Whilst we have tried our best to refrain from including any spoilers in the article, there may be a couple.*

Newly released on Disney+, WandaVision is a fantastic installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
WandaVision is part of this new chapter, portraying the story of Wanda (a.k.a Scarlet Witch) and Vision, who were later additions in the Avenger films. In case you’re like me and new to the MCU, I won’t reveal any previous plotlines.


Ant and Dec are back on our screens – bringing with them a sense of normality that is desperately needed during lockdown, which is their yearly series of Saturday Night Takeaway. The duo and the rest of the show’s cast have undoubtedly brought joy and fun to the viewers despite the seemingly hopeless situation we are all struggling with.

Lockdown flatmates: how to turn your bubble into life-long friendships

Sharing with flat mates can be difficult for any student. However, sharing during lockdown can throw in obstacles you never even thought about. With not much escape if things go wrong, as most classes are online, it is even more important to try and befriend those who are in your lockdown bubble.

Book and podcast recommendations to help the long days pass

Winter is almost behind us, but lockdown is not. Filling the days is becoming harder than ever and finding new things to do is almost impossible. Netflix is becoming background noise and even new music quickly grows repetitive. We must also remind ourselves to step away from a screen for a while. Books and podcasts can be a way out of this cycle, allowing us to ignore our phones and computers, without forfeiting entertainment.


Ariana Grande has accomplished one of the world’s most amazing achievements: receiving her 20th title from the Guinness World Records.

Recently, Guinness World Records confirmed that her most recent achievement is "most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100," with five of her songs debuting at No. 1 on the charts.

Top tips for sustainabile home living

Sometimes the smallest and simplest sustainable choices can make a big difference in helping our planet. Radar have also recommended small UK businesses to use to buy any of the items mentioned, helping lower our carbon footprint.

RGU makes campus history

On the 20th of February RGU:Union held its first ever online AGM (Annual General Meeting). With covid-19 turning the whole world virtual, student politics was forced to join the masses.

Energy price increase set for the UK

Consumer regulator Ofgem has announced that the price cap on energy will increase on 1 April 2021 due to rising wholesale costs and growth in demand.

This means that a typical household on a default energy tariff could expect a bill increase of £96 per year.

This could affect around 11 million homes in England, Wales, and Scotland (Northern Ireland sets its own cap).

The cap for prepayment meter customers will increase by £87 per year, affecting around 4 million households.

Heart-felt gifts for every occassion

2021 seems to be another year full of locked down celebrations. However, don’t see this as entirely negative. As with time on our hands, we finally have the chance to make personalised gifts for our loved ones. We’ve compiled a list of heart-felt (affordable) gifts for every occasion.

Rio’s new mayor saves native forest

Plans to build a Formula 1 circuit in a Rio De Janeiro forest have been discarded, following criticism from environmentalists.

The Deodoro circuit, scheduled to be built on a former army base in Camboata Forest, would have required felling thousands of trees.

The Brazilian former military base served as a competition venue during the 2016 Olympics and plans to repurpose it have caused controversy locally.

The Serpent - Review

Cunning and calculating, murderer Charles Sobhraj makes for an intriguing antagonist in BBC One’s new crime thriller, The Serpent.

Be My Virtual Valentine's

Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love for your significant other. Going out to a restaurant for a romantic meal, holding hands in the back of a cinema… one thing is for sure, Valentine’s Day 2021 is going to be like none before.

Home Spa Essentials

With lockdown increasing feelings of stress and anxiety, self care has never been more important. A great way to detox from negativity is by having a home pampering day.

It's a sin - review

I cried. No, howled. The ending of Channel 4’s hit new series, It’s a Sin, set during the AIDS crisis, is a sucker punch. And the tears flow when you least expect. In these Covid times, a period we all hope will one day be confined to history, the parallels of a deadly virus snatching vulnerable groups hits close to home.

Changing your room into a Woodland Wonderland

In this article we look at how to change your room into a woodland wonderland. During lockdown it’s important to keep changing your space, to try and escape that Groundhog Day feeling. Decorating your space will help with your mental health, and is also a fun activity to take part in.

Top 5 ways to save money as a student

Radar has compiled a list of handy tips to help students have a more affordable lifestyle. Having financial difficulties can take a massive toll on your mental health, these simple but efficient techniques will help save you money, time and stress.

The Big Knit

Have you ever walked into a shop and seen Innocent Smoothies with little hats on them? Yes, they are cute and make the delicious smoothie even more tempting to buy, but why exactly do the smoothie bottles need a hat?

How to detox from your phone and escape the virtual world

During lockdown we are spending a lot more time on our phones. It might be to connect with loved ones or to shop online, or you may even be reading this article on your phone. As we are less able to do things physically, we have moved into the virtual world.

How to embrace the Christmas Spirit

The radio stations are playing Christmas carols on a loop, shops have plethoras of festive stock in and every house is decorated like a Santa’s Grotto. 2020 has been a tough year and it is of no surprise that we all want to dive into the most wonderful time of the year.


Here there are Radar Magazine's top recommendation for films about the Holocaust

Second Recount Begins in Georgia

A second recount has begun in Georgia after the first state mandated audit confirmed Biden’s shock victory.

Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, confirmed the news of the Democrat win on Friday the 19th amid disappointment that his own party lost.

The Witches: A Frightening Message?

#NotAWitch seems like a bizarre statement to write on your body, but in recent times it has a purpose.

The new Warner Bros film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1983 novel The Witches has sparked controversy, particularly among the Paralympic community, for its negative portrayal of limb impairments.

The Crown Season 4: An Affair to Remember

The eagerly anticipated fourth season of The Crown dropped on Netflix this month much to the delight of its fans. If, like me, you binged it instantly you will already be OBSESSED with the storylines (plus fact checking them), the wardrobe, and two exciting additions to the cast; Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) and Princess Diana (Emma Corrin).

North East Cancer Charity Offer Lifeline to Aberdeen

A local branch of a charity that supports cancer patients and their families is prepared for an increase in people that are in need of its services during isolation. Loneliness is being driven by the pandemic as well as the incoming winter months.

Calling All Dancing Queens

There has been some recently exciting news for all the Dancing Queens out there. 

Brian May, lead guitarist of rock band Queen, has produced a cover version of, “I am a Woman”, which is performed by supergroup WOMAN. WOMAN is a new band, and has Mazz Murray as a lead vocalist, with May as guitarist. Murray is the current actress who plays Donna for the, ‘MAMMA MIA!’, London Cast.


With many students having to resort to going online for this semester, Radar is here to provide you some tips on how to keep your motivation up for the rest of the semester.

Fate: The Winx Saga-What do we know so far?

The show has been pushed back to early 2021, its original date being the end of this year and unfortunately there is no trailer yet, but what do we know so far?

The series is produced by Brian Young, who co-executive produced The Vampire Diaries, giving us high hopes that this show will live up to all our fantasy teen drama expectations.

'Movember Movement'

Movember started in 2003 and is now a worldwide phenomena. So much so that now people automatically associate the month of November with Autumn leaves, Bonfire Nights and the growing of mustaches.

A simple idea sparked from two friends chatting in a bar to a worldwide movement, there has been over six million mustaches grown in support of Movember so far.

RGU Gymnastics: Wellbeing Wednesdays

This semester, RGU Gymnastics are helping to spread positivity throughout their social media accounts.
‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ is a new initiative that RGU Gymnastics has set up, where they promote a quote that has a positive message behind it.

AGM 2023: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2022-2023.

What has RGU:Radio been creating this semester?

Podcasts are a great way of getting entertainment and/or information. With RGU:Union having a platform for students to start their own podcasts on, we decided to investigate what they have been up to this semester.


The International Paralympic Committee have confirmed that they will create a refugee team that will include more athletes in Tokyo compared to Rio in 2016. The team will be known as the Refugee Paralympic Team.


With many local and national cinema chains closing recently - such as Vue and the Belmont Filmhouse - Radar is here to give you some tips on how to experience the wonderful world of the cinema in your own home!


It has been 110 years since the Tivoli Theatre opened its doors to the public under its current name. What should have been a magnificent celebration is now undermined by the current coronavirus pandemic. The Tivoli Theatre closed its doors to the public on the 17th of March 2020 when the country was thrown into lockdown.

StreetWise: Providing support to youths of the local community

An award-winning Aberdeen charity, set up in the name of one of
Scotland’s finest footballers and aimed at taking sporting activities
to the city’s young people, has announced a new initiative to help
them with support for mental health.

Trump Gets Trumped

As of writing, on the 7th of November 2020, Joe Biden is the 46th President-Elect of the United States of America. Whilst Biden was in the lead for days, Pennsylvania was the key decisive state that allowed him to go over the 270 Electoral College mark.

St Machar's Cathedral aims to raise £100,000 in a bid to repair historic Aberdeen site

A local church is hosting a £100,000 fundraiser to help accommodate its £1.8m restoration project.

Too Close to Call: No Clear Victor Declared in Contentious U.S Election

No candidate has been declared the clear victor in last night’s presidential election as results remain close across key battleground states like North Carolina.

Sean Connery - From Milkman to Bond

The world has lost an icon of the Hollywood film industry in Sir Sean Connery, the actor best known for bringing Ian Fleming’s super-spy, James Bond, to life on the big screen.  Making his début in 1960’s Dr. No, his portrayal wasn’t favoured by critics, but he was quickly endeared by fans.

The Sims: 20 years in the game

It is very hard to believe that it has been 20 years since, ‘The Sims’, was first released on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Due to the game’s success, ‘The Sims’, was later released on Linux, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Xbox. It became so successful around the world to the point where Time Magazine recognised, ‘The Sims’, as being placed 31st in its ‘50 Best Video Games of All-Time’ list.

How to Schedule Your Time Around Work and University

Working while in full time education poses time management challenges for most students. These challenges range from conflicting work and university schedules, coupled with post-work fatigue and loss of motivation once the coursework starts piling up.

Best Horror Movies and TV series to Binge watch for Halloween

With the Halloween season coming in, we all want to still get into the spirit of the season since there are no Halloween events going ahead for this year. Nevertheless, it means that we can all binge watch horror movies in the comfort of our own home or flat – while sitting in our pyjamas and eating our favourite treats.

How To Make Your Face Mask Part of Your Halloween Costume

With the Covid-19 regulations making face masks necessary, they have to be a part of your Halloween costume this year. However, that doesn’t mean that your character has to just wear a bland face mask. Instead, why not use this as an opportunity to get even more creative?

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.

The Return of Aberdeen Science Centre

Aberdeen Science Centre is set to reopen to the public next month following a major revamp, with new exhibits and facilities for all ages.

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.

Student Elections: Question Time Changes

Before we hear from the nominees for our Student Executive Committee at 12pm today, Radar is giving information on the changes in the annual Question Time event.

Alex Salmond inquiry
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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.

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.

AGM 2022: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2021-2022.

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’.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

#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!

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!

Student Elections 2021: The Results

Tune in to find out the results of this year's Student Elections

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.

Student Elections 2021: Question Time

Click here to watch the Question Time live stream

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!

Student Elections 2021: Candidate Announcement

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

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.

AGM 2021: Motion Summary

Motion results summary from RGU:Union's Annual General Meeting for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

Student Elections 2021: Coming soon

Stand up for RGU students - take part in this year's Student Elections!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

[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.

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.

Covid-19/Coronavirus: Student Update 3rd April

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

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.

Student Elections 2020: The Results

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

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.

Student Elections 2020: Candidate Manifestos

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

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.

Student Elections 2020: Candidate Announcement

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AGM 2020: Motion Summary

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

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.

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.

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.

Vacancy: Design & Marketing Assistant

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

Vacancy: Trustee Board Member (External)

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


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.

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.

The Favourite Review

Steamy period drama lights up the screen.

Student By-election 2019: The Results

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

Student By-election 2019: Candidates & Manifestos

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

Student By-election 2019: Candidate Announcement

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

STAR Awards 2019: The Winners

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

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.

STAR Awards 2019: Shortlist

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

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.

Graduation Ball 2019: Ticket Update

A ticket availability update after the first morning of sales.

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.

Graduation Ball 2019: BUY FULL TABLES HERE

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

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.

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.

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.

Social prescribing for patients

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

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.

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.

Scottish Championship Roundup

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

Student Elections 2019: Candidates & Manifestos

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

Scottish Premiership Roundup

Another week, another round of Scottish Premiership action.

Student Elections 2019: Candidate Announcement

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

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.

AGM 2019: Motion Summary

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

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.

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?

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

Full AGM 2019 event details and motion submission information

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.

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”.

Social Space Survey

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

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.

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

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.

Free Late Night Bus Update

Updated timetables for this week's free late night buses

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 Go Green: We need your feedback!

Help shape RGU:Union's sustainability projects and campaigns

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.

Student By-election 2018: The Results

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

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.

Student By-election 2018: Candidate Announcement

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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?

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 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!

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?

Student Achievement Awards Ball: The Winners

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

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.

Student Achievement Awards Ball: Event & Ticket Details

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

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.

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?

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.

Student Elections 2018: The Results

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

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.

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.

Student Elections 2018: Candidate Announcement

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

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.

AGM 2018: Motion Summary

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

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.

AGM 2018: Motion Summary

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Preview: ATIK Nightclub

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

This Week in Music | 08/04/18

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

RGU's Got Talent - Apply Here!

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

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.

April Horoscopes

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Graduation Ball 2017 - Ticket Availability Update

Ticket update after a very busy first day of sales!

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.

Student Achievement Awards Winners 2017

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Shortlist Announced for Student Achievement Awards

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

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.

Introducing Your New Academic Calendar

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

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.

Student Elections 2017: The Results

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

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.

May may choose Aberdeen for Brexit speech

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

Student Elections 2017: Manifestos & Videos

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

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.

Student Elections 2017: Candidate Announcement

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

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 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

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.

This Week in Music | 19/02/18

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

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.

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.

RGU:Union launches Duke of Edinburgh's Award

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

AGM 2017: Motion Summary

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

Scotland's Straw Ban

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Greatest Showman Review

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

RGU Go Green - Good News for 2016

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

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.

Best Photographs of 2017

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

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.

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'?

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.

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.

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.

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 By-election 2016: The Results

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Student By-election 2016 - Candidate Announcement

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

How to survive a cold this winter

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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'.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Buy your Freshers 2016 wristband here!

Be part of our biggest ever Freshers events line-up

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.

Deeview Student Store is Moving

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

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.

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.

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.

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

'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.

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

Update after a very busy first day of ticket sales.

Who is Priti Patel? Her Resignation Explained

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

This Week in Music | 20/11/17

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

RGU: Union Student By-Election | The Results

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

New Star Wars Trilogy Announced

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

Festival! 2017

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

'The Architect' Paloma Faith | Album Review

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

STAR Awards 2016 - Nomination Deadline Extended

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

The Black Tiles | In Forever EP launch

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

RGU: Union Student By-Election 2017.

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

STAR Awards 2016 - Nomination Are Open

Nominate your favourite lecturer, supervisor or support staff members.

Murder on the Orient Express Review

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

What's Happening in Catalonia?

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

This Week in Music | 13/11/17

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

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.

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.