Aberdeen is a unique student city, with a mixture of distinctive architecture, culture and its proximity to the sea. On the medieval King's College Campus, old-world architecture meets modern learning resources.
Nightlife and culture
- From the P&J arena and large historical venues, to smaller intimate spaces, Aberdeen is never short of live entertainment whether it's comedy, music or theatre.
- Festivals throughout the year celebrate music, food, tradition and art – from the Highland Games to a winter festival of light.
- Over 50 golf courses, five ski centres and several sports courts and pitches are available in the city and surrounding area.
- The birthplace of Brewdog and Mackie's ice cream, Aberdeen offers a fantastic mix of bars and eateries, major restaurant chains and quirky independent bistros.
- With five shopping centres, easily accessible on foot, and four retail parks with good parking dotted around the city.
- First time undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in student accommodation, with a range of options to suit all budgets.
- A range of university-owned accommodation is available (en suite and standard rooms) with options of alcohol-free or quiet flats.
- All university-owned accommodation is within walking distance of the main campus with a shuttle bus running to Foresterhill.
- Hillhead Student Village offers extensive social and study facilities within a central location.
- 24/7 support includes on-site security, student support staff and maintenance.
Accommodation costs 2019/2020
£147 per week
£90- £148 per week
- Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA) offers hundreds of activities and over 180 societies.
- AUSA supports student enterprise, giving space and training to new business and fundraising ideas.
- Students have plenty of scope to get involved in campaigns at a local and national level.
- A free shuttle bus service is provided between Hillhead Halls, King's College Campus, Forestherhill Campus and the city centre.
- Both King's College Campus and Foresterhill Campus are a 30-minute walk or 20-minute cycle from the city centre.
- Aberdeen International airport connects to major European hubs and tourist destinations.
- A regular train, bus and ferry service connects Aberdeen to both city and rural locations across the UK.
- University of Aberdeen StudentJob service helps students to secure part-time jobs, and supports those already working.
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