Tree in pond in Duthie Park

Name: Simi Shoda

Job Title: Lecturer

What does your job at RGU involve?
Delivering lecture seminars to students

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?
Besides being a proud alumni, I am a present student and love the inclusive culture at RGU

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

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?
Duthie Park

Best holiday you’ve had and why?
Last summer to America. It was the first holiday with my family together.

Favourite TV show?

Favourite band/music?
Back street boys

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?
Students make the university; without students we won’t exist.
My priority will be enhancing student experience through inclusiveness, students’ involvement in university big changes such as selection of heads of departments and deans. Foster stronger networks with the community and opening the university to host international conferences touching on all major world topics not just focusing on one sector. The university caters for much more than that so why not leverage on other fantastic topics. Lastly, I will ensure the library is up to date with resources, students will get all resources needed for smooth academic performance.