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Graduate Diploma in Surveying at Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon UniversitySciences → Graduate Diploma in Surveying

Accomodation: Rating of 4
Cost of Living: Rating of 2
IT Facilities: Rating of 3
Library: Rating of 3
Nightlife: Rating of 3

Shops & Banks: Rating of 4
Societies/Clubs: Rating of 3
Sports Facilities: Rating of 3
Student Union: Rating of 1
Teaching: Rating of 1

Awful course from an awful university. As someone who attended another UK university, I am not blindsided like many students who write such reviews or participate in surveys whom have no such comparison. However, I do accept that my comparison may come from a university that could be held in much higher esteem than the one in question. Admittedly this could be the case, however, this is unlikely to be the case based upon the fact that my former university features only slightly higher, and indeed in some instances lower, than RGU in leading national university ranking tables (to point out, I do not have much faith in these tables, but this is the only available evidence I have at my disposal in regards to the matter)

Issue 1 - For a particular course, we had to answer a compulsory exam question based on subject material that was not covered in class. Upon appeal the matter was then investigated by the associate head of school. However, after such investigation, we were not informed of any action taken, or given any reasons for such action.

Issue 2 - The estimated return time for exam results is 4 weeks, with an absolute deadline of just under 6. That deadline has now been passed, and we have been informed that the holdup is due to one course, i.e. three of our exam results have been typed up, but we are not allowed to view them due to the fourth, unprocessed, mark. Unsure what other universities do, but at my previous university, results were processed as and when they came in, i.e. you did not need to have all your results ready before they were released to you, they came one at a time. I respect that every university has their own way of doing things, and that if given within a timely manner, there is no real issue surrounding receiving all your grades at once. In light of the circumstances however, it would have been prudent to release the known grades to the students, so that they were only waiting on the missing result 4 weeks into the new term, as opposed to them all

Issue 3 - RGU's claim to have the highest 'graduate employment' (not just graduates in full-time employment, but in a graduate position, i.e. their degree was essential for the role they re in!!!!) seems to be based on nothing more than anecdotal evidence. The 97% figure claimed as the graduate employment rate for postgraduate courses cites the HESA survey, however, no mention of a relevant statistic can be found on HESA.

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Written by davidglebe on 23rd Feb 2015


Robert Gordon UniversitySciences → Graduate Diploma in Surveying

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