The silver city with golden sands…
With its dramatic coastline and stunning scenery, Aberdeen is a city of outstanding natural beauty. As one of Scotland’s largest cities it’s surprising just how accessible amenities and attractions are, even on foot, making it an ideal location to experience student life. And our student accommodation in Aberdeen puts you right at the heart of it all, giving you the freedom to explore and be inspired by your surroundings in the city nicknamed ‘the silver city with golden sands’.
4 reasons why our students love Aberdeen
Dolphins are regularly spotted off the shores of Aberdeen. Take a dolphin cruise from the Aberdeenshire harbour and you might just see one up close!
The popular harbourside town of Stonehaven is just a short distance from Aberdeen. With the spectacular Dunmottar Castle, a heated Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool and legendary Aunt Betty's ice cream shop - it's not a place to be missed!
Culture vultures are spoiled for choice with a vast range of museums on offer to explore. Our favourites include the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Tolbooth Museum and Provost Skene's House.
Visit Pittodrie, home of Aberdeen FC. They compete in the Scottish Premier League having won four league titles and seven Scottish Cups, including a record three-in-a-row during the 1980s, the only time a team other than Rangers has done this since 1882.
Aberdeen Student Life
Follow Aberdeen uni students Hollie and Becca as they take us around their favourite spots in Aberdeen, and find out what it’s really like to live as a student in the silver city with golden sands.
There's plenty of affordable ways to get around Aberdeen using public transport. First Group Buses operate around the city and, if you're travelling further afield, Aberdeen railway station makes connecting with cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh simple. It's easy to travel abroad from Aberdeen too, with Aberdeen Airport around 25 minutes away by taxi.
Aside from facilities on campus, you can expect to find plenty of gyms in Aberdeen, from local to national gyms including Pure Gym. If you like watching live sport, then a visit to the Pittodrie Stadium, the home of Aberdeen FC, is an absolute must.
Shoppers are spoilt for choice in Aberdeen with five shopping centres as well as independent shops and boutiques all on offer. You'll find all the big brand names, including H&M, Apple and Superdry, at Union Square. There's plenty of choice when it comes to food shopping too, with Tesco and Asda supermarkets located conveniently in the centre of town.