A Robert Gordon University (RGU) lecturer has
given a presentation on public health as part of a wider
tour to promote the university in East Africa.
Anne Whitcombe, from RGU’s School of
Health Sciences, has been overseas with a number of
fellow academics from across the university, showing
prospective applicants what they can expect from life as
an RGU student.
The group met with parents and young
people to give them more information on the university,
the wide range of courses available and the study
options on offer.
Anne gave a presentation at The Sarit
Centre in Nairobi, as part of the Uniserv UK Education
Fair on Friday 17 March.
She discussed a number of stories
highlighting the principles and ways of working in
public health, while outlining the global importance of
these skills in the workforce.
The professional skills required can
all be gained at RGU, whether across a range of
Undergraduate courses or through the MSc Public Health
and Health Promotion. RGU has been ranked in the top
five UK universities for health professions training,
according to The Guardian University Guide.
Anne Whitcombe visiting the School of Public Health in
Anne said: “Our Masters in Public
Health and Health Promotion has been specifically designed to
meet global health challenges, at a time when governments around
the world are looking at policies for improving both individual
and population health.
“Our students will study a number of
topics, including global health, inequalities, health
psychology and population health and wellbeing. The degree
also includes a research project, to give students practical
experience and put them in an ideal position upon
The MSc Public Health and Health
Promotion is available full-time at RGU’s Garthdee campus or can
be completed as a distance learning course.
While in East Africa, a number of
Anne’s fellow RGU academics also delivered presentations on a
number of subject areas, including engineering, business and
applied social studies.
They have also highlighted the recent
news that RGU is offering £1.5million in scholarships for
international students, as part of its commitment to attract top
students from across the world to the North East of Scotland.
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