Name: Ian Lowe

Job Title: Head of Sport

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?

I was attracted to working at RGU due to the institution’s commitment to wellbeing for staff and students. Additionally, the opportunity to lead the development and delivery of sport for thousands of students was an exciting prospect. Over the years I have worked with various RGU Sport staff, and it always appeared to be a rewarding and fun place to work. That’s proving to be the case. Sport has the power to change people’s lives and it’s a pleasure to help the RGU community become as active as possible.

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

Playing for Dundee United & Scotland

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?

The away end at Pittodrie and Countesswells Playing Fields where a few of our sports clubs perform.

Best holiday you’ve had and why?

Skiing in Courchevel in France. Great active holiday where you are on the go all the time and every day presents a challenge.

Favourite TV show?

Match of the Day

Favourite band/music?

Bruce Springsteen

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

Pies, Chips and Beans – I’m from Dundee

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?

I would give everyone a payrise… and also continue to support people from all backgrounds benefit from RGU by breaking down barriers to education.