Robert Gordon University

Cons

What are the worst things about studying at your university?

2017

"The lateness from the administration staff in responding to simple and essential questions related to my degree. Also, there's been a lack of motivation from the part-time professors."
"Some of the module information is out of date. For example, we were taught about the kelly and rotary table system on an oil rig in great detail despite the fact that 80% of the industry now uses the top drive. I went into my placement thinking everybody used kellys."
"Almost all of the accommodation is really far out from the university, which is quite far out from town."
"There's not as diverse a range of subjects to study as at other unis."
"The university is a 25-minute bus journey from the city centre."
"The internet connection is quite bad in places."

2016

"It can take a while to respond to questions and queries."
"Although it is accessible through public transport, the university is located out of town. The internet doesn't always connect properly and I feel that there is no 'hub' for students to hang out and meet others in."
"It's half an hour from Aberdeen city centre by buses that are jammed to the doors. The bus prices and gym are expensive as well as the library being too hot. We have no student bar and little to do between classes."
"High on-site parking fees. It can take a long time to receive feedback from coursework."
"You can't pick your modules so you sometimes end up with a module that you're not 100% interested in."
"Some of the modules are repetitive and not designed that well."
"It's a small city so there's not much to do."
"There's not much support for distance learners."
"It's very far north and Aberdeen is expensive."
"The weather up here isn't very nice."

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