Hi, I’m Gillian Davidson. I’m 4th year
Applied Sport and Exercise Science. I chose Applied Sport and Exercise Science
because I always loved sport when I was at school. I did Advanced Higher PE, so it was a natural
progression, something I definitely wanted to study at university. I chose RGU because I wanted to be somewhere
close by where I live, I’m just outside of Aberdeen. So it was either here or Aberdeen
University. The course here at RGU, had much more practical application, it wasn’t just theory.
While theory is really important, you also want to get real life practical experience in sport and in the lab, and this course definitely offered more of that. One of the things that I enjoyed the most
is the small class size. It allows us to get much more time with lecturers for practical
tutorials. Also, our class is really close now. We all really good friends and we get
along with each other very well. As well as being able to help each other out with assignments
and any problems we might have. I think that one of the best things about this course. Definitely, when you are on the course, take advantage of all the extra qualifications that RGU allows you to do while you are here.
Things like Life Guarding, reps level 2 gym instructor. Some people have done chair based
exercise course to become instructors in that as well. We got offered so many extra opportunities
which just add to your employability and I definitely say take advantage of them.