Scott Matthew

One of the great things about this series of interviews with RGU staff is that we get such a variety of people with different jobs, at all levels, and different interests. For example, who would have thought that our new Director of IT and Digital would be into retro stuff – and would also be a recorded artist who knows where Depeche Mode shoot their music videos?

Scott MatthewName: Scott Matthew
Department: ITS
Job title: Director of IT and Digital

Describe RGU in three words?

What is your favourite place to go for a meal or a drink?
For a meal I love Café 52 in the Green and for a pint, probably BrewDog or 6 Degrees North.

What leisure facilities in and around the city do you make most use of?
RGU Sport of course!

What is your favourite trip out of town – where in the surrounding countryside do you most enjoy spending a couple of hours away from work?
I love Ballater and Loch Muick is a particular favourite spot, I actually found out recently that Depeche Mode shot a video there – who knew?

What would you say to anyone – at any level – thinking about coming to work at RGU to persuade them it’s the right career move?
I’ve only recently joined RGU but I’ve had an excellent experience so far.

In my opinion the opportunity to work in such a wonderful Campus and the facilities on offer are world class. Staff are supported to achieve their career goals and opportunities are plentiful and rewarding.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us!?
I’m a huge fan of all things retro, especially vintage music and have played guitar on a number of records, CDs and now digital releases with the bands I have played in over the years.