Bid to gain African students

The Press and Journal (Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

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.”

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