Aberdeen Student Life
There are so many wonderful towns and cities in the UK for students, but Aberdeen surely has to be up there with the best of them. Here in Scotland's iconic Granite City, everything you need for an unforgettable experience can be found; no wonder thousands of eager new students flock to the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University on an annual basis.
Every student's first year away from home represents a journey of discovery, and it brings with it a golden opportunity to find out more about the world around you. The University of Aberdeen welcomes students from 120 different countries, bringing you an opportunity to meet and make friends with like-minded individuals from all over the UK and right across the globe.
The city has an excellent nightlife, too. You'll find a great range of clubs and bars in the city centre, so when you're heading out for a night on the town you can take your pick from plenty of options. It's worth noting that Aberdeen became the first Scottish city to win a Purple Flag Award for safety in 2012, and by 2018 it had been awarded one for five years in succession.
Aberdeen: popular with tourists, popular with students
In recent times, Aberdeen has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. Attractions such as the William Wallace Statue, the Gordon Highlanders Museum and the Provost Skene's House are all worth visiting at some point during your time here, and Aberdeen's Maritime Museum houses a unique collection of items relating to the city's seafaring past.
And speaking of the water, new students love to spend time at Aberdeen's beachfront. It's famous for its expanses of beautiful golden sand, and it attracts many visitors in the summer. There's a leisure centre here as well, not to mention a buzzing selection of cafis and restaurants. In the summer, the beach area is a popular spot for students.
While the city of Aberdeen and its surrounding villages cover a relatively large area, getting from A to B here is exceptionally easy. There are bus routes covering all areas and train services from the city centre outwards to the suburbs. Aberdeen station, located close to Union Square, offers direct services to many parts of the UK. If you're a regular bus user, be sure to use a Grasshopper pass for cheaper travel.
Citylets help you find the student accommodation that's a perfect fit
There are so many things to arrange before you even arrive in Aberdeen to begin your studies, and of course the most important of all is finding a home. Here at Citylets, we offer access to an extensive selection of Aberdeen student accommodation options, and we can match you up with the ideal property in no time at all.
Thanks to our easy to use website, you can create a bespoke list of suitable homes quickly and without fuss. All you have to do is select the most appropriate property type, the area you wish to live in, the number of bedrooms required and the minimum and maximum rental costs. In a matter of seconds, you'll be presented with a range of potential properties that you know will match your personal criteria.
Amid all the stress and tension of arranging a university experience, it's reassuring to know that Citylets can help you tick this crucial box before you deal with other issues. Student accommodation in Aberdeen comes in all shapes and sizes and in all areas, so having your own personal assistant in this matter can make all the difference.
Many new students find it a little difficult at first to make ends meet, in part because they're having to manage their finances for the first time in their lives. The good news for those who may need a little more money is that it's not difficult to find part-time work in Aberdeen. This is a busy, bustling city, so be sure to register with employment agencies should the need arise.
Be sure to make the most of the wonderful journey that's about to unfold!