We really enjoy learning more about our colleagues. Apart from anything else, there is such a wide spread of views and opinions on matters as varied as their favourite food, their best holiday and what they would do if they were in charge of RGU for a day.  In this case, Murray, would endear himself to the entire university by buying everyone a drink!

Name: Murray Banks 

Job Title: Sports Assistant  

What does your job at RGU involve?
The job involves setting up of sporting equipment and fitness classes, lifeguarding the pool as well as behind the senses work on social media and reception work.

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
The reputation of RGU was an opportunity I wouldn’t overlook. It is also much closer to my family than my previous job.

If you weren’t doing this job, what, in an ideal world, would you like to do for a living?
Run my own gym.

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?
The Buck, a hill behind the tiny village called Lumsden. 

Best holiday you’ve had and why?
Amsterdam with my girlfriend. Amazing food, very immersive. 

Favourite TV show?
The Grand Tour.

Favourite band/music?
Disturbed, heavy metal band. 

If you’re going to a restaurant and could only have one thing to eat (one course), what would it be?
Spicy chicken.

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?
Give everyone the day off and pay for all the students’ first round at the bar that evening!