On 27th of August 2013, we are holding our University-wide pre-application Open Day. It's aimed mainly at those interested in coming to study at the University in September 2014, although late applicants for 2013 entry will also be very welcome to attend. You can come on your own, or as part of a school party. Parents, teachers and other guidance staff are also invited to join us.
It will be an open day with a difference. There will be a comprehensive programme of:
- Departmental Activities
- Campus Tours
- A Chance to Get a Real Taste of University Life
We also have an experienced team of Student Ambassadors who will make your visit a memorable one and look after you on the day. All of our Ambassadors are students at the University of Aberdeen and they will guide you to where you want to go, answer all your questions and tell you about the campus. We'll have live music throughout the campus. Also throughout the day there will be a range of interactive sessions for you to try out as well as plenty more for you to see and do.
When You Arrive
On arrival, you are encouraged to register and pick up your Welcome Pack at reception in the Linklater Room. Applicants staying in student accommodation on the 26th August will be registered on arrival. However, you are free to register at any time throughout the day. We would like to welcome you to the University, so please try to attend a welcome address at some point during the morning. These will be held in the King's College Centre.
First time in Aberdeen? There's plenty to let you know about!
The city truly has something for everyone - from the bustling city centre of Europe's energy capital bursting with shops, bars and restaurants, to the superb coastline and countryside of one of the most spectacular locations in Scotland.
Big enough for the big city experience, Aberdeen is still small enough to make it easy to find your way around and make friends; and with a student population of over 40,000, Aberdeen can more than cater for student life, with entertainment to suit all tastes in arts, culture, sport and leisure.
Students describe Aberdeen as having an unrivalled social scene, with the nightlife offering up music venues, clubs and pubs galore - a visit is a must!
Aberdeen can also provide the perfect backdrop to those long summer days. Miles of golden sandy beaches provide watersport fans with the opportunity to test their mettle in the North Sea, or, for those who prefer dry land, you can meander along the promenade, stop off for an ice-cream or enjoy the thrills of the ride at Aberdeen's funfair - the largest permanent one in Scotland!
Aberdeen also boasts nearby ski slopes, mountains and breathtaking scenery for those who love the outdoors, and the city itself is blessed with open spaces and green parks for unwinding after a day in lectures.
Part-time employment for students within the city is readily available, and with lots of shops, restaurants and bars offering student discount there should be no excuse for not saving those pennies for course books...
And, if you do want a change of scenery (though we doubt it!), excellent travel links with the rest of the UK and Europe means that you're just a hop, skip and a jump away from exploring a new city.
Want to find out more? Check out these websites for up-to-date information on what's happening in and around Aberdeen.
Student Ambassadors will be available around campus in case you have any questions (or get lost!). You will be able to identify Student Ambassadors easily because they will be wearing bright red t-shirts. Alternatively, make your way to Elphinstone Hall at the heart of the campus.
Most events will take place around King's College and Elphinstone Hall. A cloakroom and lost property room will also be based in King's College Centre. For information on the transport arrangements, please see How To Get There.
Parents, Teachers and Careers Staff
Parents, teachers and careers staff are welcome to attend the Open Day. Please feel free to accompany your sons, daughters or pupils around the campus, or plan a day of your own.
If you would like to discuss issues relating to studying at the University of Aberdeen and disability, please visit the Student Support information stand in the Linklater Room. You can advise us of any individual needs you might have on the Open Day booking form.
If you wish to arrange an individual appointment with the Disability Advisor, please call Student Support Services on 01224 273935. Please note that without a pre-arranged appointment there is no guarantee that you will be seen on the day.
All information talks will run at least once in a building with wheelchair access. If you need more information, or help to plan your day, please contact us on: 0800 027 1495.