Students make good judges of a university.  Sometimes, they even come back to work there!

Name:         Patrycja Linka
Job Title:     KTP Associate
Department: Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
As previous student of RGU I was amazed how the staff were accommodating and understanding towards the students. The open-door policy and the partnership was something that I didn’t experience in my previous university. I felt valued through my studies and being called young professionals by the lecturing staff really gave a boost to student confidence and was very helpful in my achieving the goals I wanted. When I heard that this position was available the choice was simple – I wanted to be a part of that great team and help make other people’s tomorrow’s better.

Describe working at RGU in three words.

Tell us something that has surprised you about working at RGU.
It was amazing how I was welcomed by everyone at the RGU, from the very beginning I felt like a part of the RGU family. I have never felt such a valued member of the team and their support have been outstanding.

Describe living in North East of Scotland in three words.  
The North East of Scotland is a great place to live, with amazing opportunities for those who are willing to put an effort into their career development. If you are hardworking and put a pride in your commitments someone will notice it and all the hard work will pay off.

What are your favourite leisure/non-work activities and how well are they catered for in and around Aberdeen?
I love spending my free time on adventures, from road trips to chilled moments in SPA  – all widely available across the North East.

What is your favourite place to go out for a meal in the North East and why?
If I am looking for a romantic evening with my partner I always choose The Rendezvous at Nargile – located in the quiet are of West end of Aberdeen with great selection of Turkish food and lovely atmosphere (a long-established, great Aberdeen institution – Ed) . On the other end when I am rushing around all day with no chance to eat I usually end up in The Shack– located on Union Street: it’s a buffet type restaurant with great selection of worldwide dishes. It is much quieter than the popular Cosmo where is rather noisy and hard to have a conversation.

What would you say to anyone who is contemplating a move to RGU to persuade them it’s the right career move?
For me it was a great career move as I am valued and feel like I can make a change and achieve great things in my life, which in my perception is more important than any monetary value. I am waking up in the morning with the smile on my face and going to work is not an everyday struggle anymore, totally the opposite.  I am looking forward what tomorrow brings and what challenges I would be able to overcome.