It never ceases to amaze us just what a wide variety of people come to work at RGU.  The reasons they do so are similarly varied, but there are several themes that stand out. In particular, many comment on the diversity, modernity and friendliness of the university.  Also, the quality of life in the NE of Scotland – which is always something that we’re asked about by those living elsewhere – is regularly described in glowing terms.  However, don’t just take our word for it, hear what Mary has to say…

Name: Mary Munro 
Job Title: Lecturer, Mental Health
Department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
The job opportunities for career progression.

Describe working at RGU in three words.
Dynamic, Supportive & Autonomous

Tell us something that has surprised you about working at RGU.
How diverse the teams are, lots of knowledge in different areas and how that helps contribute to the learning environment for students.

Describe living in North East of Scotland in three words.  

What are your favourite leisure/non-work activities and how well are they catered for in and around Aberdeen?
Yoga/ reading/ exercise. Aberdeen offers a range of leisure & exercise opportunities, I have met some good friends through groups I have joined so it has been great for the social aspect of meeting new people when I first moved here.

What is your favourite place to go out for a meal in the North East and why? Café Andaluz, affordable but delicious!

What would you say to anyone who is contemplating a move to RGU to persuade them it’s the right career move?
RGU is a very dynamic and diverse university, it offers great job opportunities in an environment which is supportive and genuinely likes the “NEW BLOOD” approach. By that I mean it is not seen as a negative, they appear to embrace new ideas and innovations and most importantly people, which in turn is great for staff morale and overall performance.