RGU students support local charities through live events

Monday 21 March 2022

Event management students
Robert Gordon University (RGU)’s event management students are organising the Aberdeen student festival which will run from 31 March to 2 April 2022. The event is now in its seventh year and this is the first time it will be held live since 2019.

In 2021, despite the pandemic, the virtually run festival managed to raise £2637.17. This annual event supports Scottish Charities each year and this year it has chosen to support National Trust for Scotland (NTS). In addition to supporting NTS, the event has adopted this year's Visit Scotland theme - “Year of Stories”. This theme has inspired the festival theme of ‘past to present’ which runs across all events.

Katie Jones, Lecturer and Module Lead on the BA (Hons) Events Management course, said: “RGU’s curriculum is designed to not only ensure that our graduates can succeed in their ambitions, but also make a positive impact within society. This event is important for the charities who have suffered the impact of the pandemic as well as for the students who will gain hands on experience of applying the skills and knowledge from their study at RGU.”

Student, Callum Ridley said, “Being events management students, we have watched the industry we love and care about collapse due to the restrictions placed during the pandemic. We are really excited to be back with live events again and our aim is to get as many students involved as possible while also giving back to the community.”

The events in the festival follow themes of entertainment, educational and heritage, each providing the attendees with unique entertainment experience while taking you though the rich history of Scotland. The festival includes events such as a quiz night, a bingo battle between RGU and Aberdeen University among others. Find out more about all events and tickets:

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