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Edward Pollock
The second wave of Covid-19 - a catalyst for innovation

Writing in the Press and Journal, Edward Pollock, RGU Startup Coordinator and Lecturer in Event Management, reflects on the impact of Covid-19 on innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Startup Accelerator cohort 2020
RGU launches Innovation Accelerator to solve key societal challenges

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is opening applications for its 2021 Innovation Accelerator programme to invite ambitious ideas from students, staff and alumni which can create positive impact across three significant challenges in our society.

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Sir Ian Wood
Sir Ian Wood stands down as Robert Gordon University Chancellor

Sir Ian Wood is to stand down from his role as the Chancellor of RGU in July 2021, after 16 years as the titular head of the institution.

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From left to right in picture: Hayley Adams, Angela Low, Tivin Tom Francis, and Taylor Curtis.
A new career path to support the wellbeing of NHS patients

A new course created in close collaboration between Robert Gordon University (RGU) and NHS Grampian will empower Healthcare Support Workers with a range of skills to improve the wellbeing of patients as a new, cross-disciplinary career opportunity is announced.

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Something’s strange, in the neighbourhood…

Dr Rachael Ironside, course leader of Events Management at RGU's School of Creative and Cultural Business, writes about the history and traditions of Halloween and how it might be slightly different this year.

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Ivor Ferguson and Family
RGU alumnus Ivor Ferguson gifts £10,000 to widen access to higher education

RGU alumnus Ivor Ferguson has gifted £10,000 to the university to provide access to higher education for traditionally under-represented students.

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Joanna Robertson (L) and Dr. Marie Goua (R)- Flow Cytometer
Cutting-edge equipment to drive forward cancer research in the city

Local charity Friends of ANCHOR has bolstered a grant from Robert Gordon University to provide top-of-the-range equipment that will drive forward pivotal studies into cancer treatment.

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Fiona Roberts
Creating career-ready graduates during a pandemic

Fiona Roberts, Teaching Excellence Fellow at RGU, writes how the pandemic has made us more aware of the important role of healthcare professionals in treating patients in intensive care and how RGU has a long history of preparing such graduates.

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SIE Awards
Award winning response to pandemic teaching challenges

RGU won the Imaginative Educator Awards’ team category for planning and delivering multiple programmes during the pandemic which prepare students for the future needs of industry and the economy by developing their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and mindsets.

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Knit It
RGU Alumna Lucy Fisher wins £10k of funding from Scottish EDGE Awards

RGU graduate Lucy Fisher who created Knit It – an innovative platform which offers digital knitting patterns, tools, tutorials and more – has won £10,000 of funding from Scottish EDGE.

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Professor Sarah Pedersen
Social media and lockdown – problem or opportunity?

Sarah Pedersen, Professor of Communication and Media at RGU's School of Creative and Cultural Business, explores how social media has been used during lockdown – and has its use been problematic or helpful?

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Mark Williams
Streetsport triumphs in inaugural Aberdeen's Champion awards

Streetsport, which is run in partnership with RGU and the Denis Law Legacy Trust, has been recognised for its community work in the first ever Evening Express Champion Awards.

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