Elizabeth Duncan - MChem (Environmental Chemistry)
Why did you choose the University of Aberdeen?
The University of Aberdeen is a beautiful ancient university set in a historic campus. I applied through clearing and everyone I met on my visit was friendly. The University has a wide variety of courses to choose from in the first few years of study and the flexibility of the degree structure appealed to me.
How easy was it to make friends?
During my five years of undergraduate study I made friends for life. There are plenty of opportunities to meet people from all over the world by joining student societies - I have been a member of quite a few, including the Scandinavian Society and the Shared Plant Society.
Any memorable experiences?
In the fifth year of my MChem degree I had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester. I chose the Environmental Sciences Group in Ontario, Canada. It was a very valuable research experience and I travelled to many places in Canada and also Chicago and NYC!
What do you think of the city of Aberdeen?
Aberdeen’s location is great; between the beach and the mountains! The city has many pubs and clubs to suit all tastes, and a variety of cafés, shops and activities, including a great independent cinema and art gallery.
Any top tips for coming to university?
Staying in halls is a great opportunity to meet new people, especially in your first year. Don’t be afraid to try something new and make the most of the long summers by travelling and seeing new places. Also - remember to write the date on your lecture notes...it makes things much easier!
What three words would you use to describe the University of Aberdeen?
Flexible, innovative and sociable.