Aberdeen Student Guide

Posted at: 10:52 am,  09/02/2016


Aberdeen is located in the northeast of Scotland. Scotland’s third most populated city and home to around 200,000. The city is one of the most popular places to visit in Scotland and is the thirty-seventh most populated city in the UK. Scotland has some of the top rated universities, the best Scottish Universities have a wide range of courses available for all students.


There’s a breadth of things to do in Aberdeen the churches are all accessible to the public, such as Aberdeen Elim Church or King’s Community Church. These are all available in the city of Aberdeen and are all accessible by public transport.

In Aberdeen, there’s a lot of culture; there are a number of museums in Aberdeen, with fully accessible resources for students, such as the Aberdeen Maritime Museum or Gordon Highlander’s Museum or if you’re particularly interested in the world of science then the Stratosphere Science Centre in Constitution Street is a must, for those students interested in this area then check out what science degrees are available.

Who’s from Aberdeen? Aberdeen has a handful of famous people including; Annie Lennox, Emeli Sande, Denis Law and Lord Byron.


You can’t go to university and not enjoy the nightlife of the city that you study in, don’t worry, there are have a number of places that you will want to visit, but we’ve picked two standout clubs, bars and pubs that would be of interest to you (See more – Check out the best universities for nightlife)

For clubs, we’ve got: BrewDog Aberdeen and Old Blackfriars, for two bars we have: Nox Nightclub & Club Tropicana and for pubs, we have The Globe Inn and The Archibald Simpson.


There are some exciting festivals hosted in Aberdeen, their music and dance festivals are the most popular. A lot of diversity in the festivals in Aberdeen such as SPECTRA festival – the festival of lights, the Aberdeen Jazz Festival, for the tech-savvy there’s the TechFest and for the more dance orientated there’s DanceLive.


The transport in Aberdeen is a little limited; it’s not as easily accessed as it should be, especially since it only has one train station – the Aberdeen Train Station. Aberdeen also has a great travel link for an International Airport as well if you’re going abroad, so those summer holidays or trips home for Christmas on a plane might be easier than you think (Learn more – Travel and Tourism degree guide for those interested in that travel industry). 

Enjoy Music Festival

Once a year Aberdeen is the host of one of Scotlands largest festivals. Tickets are around £30 for the day, however, if you get yourself on their website and purchase and early bird ticket, you will find yourself paying around £20.


Whether you have hit the slopes before or you are a complete beginner, Aberdeen has packages for all skill levels. There are a number of companies, so prices will vary, but for a day pass, lift pass and an instructor (if needed) will cost you around £40.

Union Square Shopping Centre

Union Square Shopping Centre hosts over 60 shops; retail shops, bars, restaurants, a cinema and many more. A variety of events are held here every month, from X-factor auditions to new product releases, changing every month.