Bid to gain African students
University staff will launch a bid to attract new students from Africa when they embark on a visit to the continent this month.
Representatives from the Robert Gordon University will be heading to Kenya and Uganda at the end of the month to show prospective applicants what they can expect from life as an RGU student and to highlight scholarship opportunities.
They will visit Hillcrest International School in Nairobi and Rainbow International School in Kampala where students are guaranteed a £3,000 scholarship to fund their first year of study at RGU.
The visiting group will deliver presentations on engineering, applied social studies, business and health sciences, and will provide information on admission requirements.
Anyone wishing to begin their application process will be given assistance in doing so.
Jamie Hastings, RGU’s regional manager for Africa, said: “International diversity is hugely important to RGU and we really value opportunities to visit schools overseas, which are a great opportunity to meet with pupils and tell them all about life at RGU and in Scotland.
“We offer a wide range of industry-focused courses so we aim to provide pupils and their parents with all of the information they need to make the right choices.”