If you haven’t been to Aberdeen before then it’s amazing what you find – and especially what surprises you.  In Lauren’s case, it is the fact that the university is a really multi-cultural place (and it really is!), plus the quality of the local produce, as evidenced by the restaurants in and around the city, also seems to have impressed her.  It’s also, in her opinion, a safe place to live and work, which, for many people, is an important consideration nowadays.  Anyway, read on and find out more about why a career at RGU is stimulating, pleasant and (perhaps most important?) fun!

Name:         Lauren Henderson

Job Title:     Lecturer in Social Work

Department: SASS

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
A career in academia.

Describe working at RGU in three words.

Tell us something that has surprised you about working at RGU.
Just how multi-cultural it is

Describe living in North East of Scotland in three words.  (Or if you are not from the local area, what are the biggest differences between where you previously lived and NE Scotland?)

What are your favourite leisure/non-work activities and how well are they catered for in and around Aberdeen?
Cooking and food – well catered for.  

What is your favourite place to go out for a meal in the North East and why?
Café 52, good food, great atmosphere

What would you say to anyone who is contemplating a move to RGU to persuade them it’s the right career move?
It’s progressive and truly multi-cultural.