Discounts and Services

Discounts and Services

As a graduate of the University, you are entitled to a number of alumni discounts and services both on and off campus. Many of these involve showing your alumni privilege card, which you can request via the alumni hub.

Campus Benefits

Aberdeen Sports Village

Aberdeen Sports Village logo

15% discount on memberships

Aberdeen Sports Village is the premier sport and exercise facility in Scotland and provides world class opportunities for everyone in the community.

Alumni are entitled to a 15% discount on most membership options, including ASV Lifestyle, Aquatics, Athletics and Squash memberships, at Aberdeen Sports Village.

To find out which options are available or to claim your discount, please contact the ASV staff directly. For more information on Aberdeen Sports Village please visit their website.

Campus Food Outlets

10% discount on food

A 10% discount is available at the following University food outlets to all Alumni Privilege Card holders: MacRoberts, Hardback Café, Union Brew, Sgt. Peppers, Roots, Noodle Exchange, Cocina Mexicana, CuriosiTea, Urban Café (IMS) and Tiki @Suttie. (This does not include franchises such as Subway and Baskins, and excludes all meal deals and promotions). 

Microsoft Teams Backgrounds

Alumni can now add official University of Aberdeen backgrounds to Microsoft Teams!  Simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the Teams-backgrounds.zip file to your desktop.
  2. Extract the images  
  3. Create a test meeting in your Teams Calendar and invite yourself.
  4. Click Join in the Calendar invite.
  5. In the pre-join window, make sure your camera is on, then click on the Background icon (below your video) to open the Background settings panel.
  6. Click + Add new, then browse your computer to locate the University themed images, select the one you want to upload, and click Open.
  7. Add more images as required.
  8. You can now close the test meeting without joining the meeting.
  9. The next time you join a meeting, the image/s will be there for you to select from the Background settings panel.

Postgraduate study

University of Aberdeen - Graduands This way signpost

The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from, or studied for a period as an International Exchange, Study Abroad or Erasmus student at, the University of Aberdeen.

The Alumni Discount Scheme applies to both home and overseas students, and applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee. This is the element of tuition fee which you are personally paying yourself and does not cover the element of tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship, funding body, your employer, a company, or any another source of funding. The Alumni Discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any additional costs such as additional programme costs or research costs.

To find the Alumni Discount Scheme Guidelines and online Application Form please click here.

Alternatively any queries should be directed to tuitionfees@abdn.ac.uk or +44 (0)1224 273505.

Summer Accommodation

15% discount can be offered on standard external prices for any accommodation booked within student accommodation during the summer.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library

The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Reduced Membership Fee

The Sir Duncan Rice Library is delighted to be able to offer all Alumni a reduced annual fee of £20 plus £30 deposit, allowing them access to the library and its materials.

The University of Aberdeen's Library is as old as the University itself. It represents a unique resource for teaching, research and scholarship. The Library operates an 'open door' policy whereby the riches of its collections are available for consultation to members of the general public.

Graduates also have the opportunity to join 'The Friends of Aberdeen University Library', a registered charity founded in 1962, which encourages the donation of books, prints, manuscripts and other items of interest to the library. They also engage in fundraising, to help the Library to buy special books, manuscripts and other items of particular interest. 'The Friends' organize two or three events each year, related to the Library and its collections, and they publish the 'Friends News'. Annual or Life Memberships of 'The Friends of Aberdeen University Library' are available.

For more information and details on joining please visit the Friends of the Library page.

University of Aberdeen Gift Shop

We are delighted to offer a 10% discount for Alumni Privilege Card holders on University gifts and clothing purchased in store.

You can view what the store has to offer by clicking here.

Weddings and events

Did you know that as alumni you are entitled to get married in the stunning King’s College Chapel?

You will also receive an additional 20% discount off the price of the Chapel if you use the University’s services for the reception.

If you have another special event planned, you can benefit from 50% discount on standard external room hire prices across venues within the conference footprint.

Additionally, we are pleased to offer you a 15% discount on standard external function catering prices, namely catering which is ordered as part of a conference or event within the conference venue footprint. (Delivered catering is not included).

 

Local Business Discounts

Blackwell's Bookshop

15% discount available. For online purchases please use this link where your discount has automatically been applied. Please show Alumni Privilege Card for in-store purchases.

University of Aberdeen Alumni are entitled to a 15% discount on purchases online or at the Blackwell's bookshop in Old Aberdeen. The online catalogue has 12 million titles listed and you can also use their click and collect service in branch.

This discount applies to all Blackwell products from books to stationery, gifts to board games – the only exclusions are Blackwell vouchers, National Book Tokens and goods already offered at a reduced price.

Porter's Gin

10% discount for UK-based alumni available. Please visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the code needed to claim your discount online. 

Created by two University of Aberdeen alumni and distilled in Aberdeen, Porter's Gin uses a unique low-temperature distillation process to retain a light and natural flavour from its botanicals. Porter's Modern Classic Gin is a citrus-forward dry gin which captures the natural flavour of the Buddha's Hand citron through the cold distillation technique, while the Tropical Old Tom Gin uses passion fruit, guava and white tea to create a cheeky twist on a classic gin recipe.

Visit their website here.

The Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel

10% discount on bookings availablePlease visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the code needed to claim your discount online. For assistance please contact Anne Martin here.

  • 218 Modern bedrooms including one and two bedroom suites
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Chop Grill & Bar
  • 24 hour room service
  • Onsite car parking
  • State of the art conference and meeting facilities
  • Signature Spa includes four treatment rooms, relaxation room, sauna and steam room
  • Gym facilities
  • Private dining rooms
  • City centre location

Visit their website here.

Alumni Business Directory Benefits

Alexandre Pinel, MCIL

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Contact Alexandre Pinel here for more information.

Services include:

  • Translator from English, Chinese and German into French
  • Research in linguistics
  • Editing

Visit the company website here.

Ali Ribelli Edizioni Srls

30% discount available. Please visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the code needed to claim your discount online.

Ali Ribelli Edizioni Srls is a publishing house distributed in several countries and through various means, including audiobooks and ebooks. We publish essays, novels, poetry and children's books mainly in English and Italian, but we have several titles in other languages, too.

Visit the company website here.

Almant Hair and Beauty Unisex Salon

10% discount available for one treatment, increased to 15% if more than one treatment is booked. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact the salon here for more information.

Almant Hair & Beauty is your go-to for all your beauty needs. Based in Romford, they offer a range of services to ensure you leave looking and feeling your best. Their services include hair and beauty treatments for men, women and children.

Their staff are professional, highly trained and experienced. The salon is spacious, relaxing and the perfect space to get a new look and let your worries melt away.

Visit the company website here.

Ayede Film and Photography

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis (maximum 10%). Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount.  Please contact Tavershima Ayede here for more information.

Event media coverage. Photography. Videography. Lighting and Sound. 

Based in Abuja.

Visit the company website here.

BEAM

15% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Vasileios Markatis here for more information.

Business Consultancy in Greece. Business research, applications for funding of projects, and project management both for the public sector and for businesses. 

Cruxludi Ltd

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis, after price has been agreed on scope of work. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Peter Henderson here for more information.

Consulting services, specialising in project and programme management for complex transformations and major sporting events.

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Digital Smart Group

10% discount on selected products available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Martin Grinberg here for more information.

We provide the following services:

  • IEC61850 Digital Grid
  • OT Cybersecurity
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Video Surveillance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Smart Tracking
  • Digital Solution for Management Of Cities
  • IED Access Control Security
  • Protection Relays Hight and Low Voltage Transformers
  • Capacitors And Reactors
  • Industrial Ethernet
  • Remote Terminal Unit
  • Scada
  • Fault Detectors
  • Protocol Converters

Visit the company website here.

DL Private Practice

Discounted rate of £35 available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact DL Private Practice here for more information.

Fully insured Person-centred counsellor in private practice, and qualified Supervisor. Debbie offers a safe, secure confidential warm environment, through Face-to face, telephone, or online offered from a private practice counselling room. Member of COSCA, a registered member of BACP and a level 1 member of ACTO (The Association for Counselling & Therapy Online). 

Visit the company website here.

Dr Jacqueline Boyd (Animal Scientist and Canine Consultant)

10% discount offered for all 1-2-1 training and nutrition consultations. Please visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the discount code. Contact Jaqueline here and quote the code to claim your discount.

Independent canine coaching services, in person and remote with a 'specialism' in spaniels and other gundog breeds/types. Also offering independent canine nutritional consulting and advice for individual canine caregivers and commercial opportunities.

Dr Boyd provides freelance writing and public speaking services, based on canine science specifically, to a range of potential audiences.

Visit the company website here.

Dr Laura Wyness Nutrition Research & Communication

10% discount available in online store. Please visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the code needed to claim your discount online.

Experienced Registered Nutritionist specialising in evidence-based nutrition writing, workplace wellness and nutrition communications.

Work includes:
- Providing workplace nutrition talks, health checks and individual nutrition advice
- Conducting evidence-based reviews and nutrition writing
- Providing nutrition content for websites and social media
- Writing recipe books and developing online nutrition courses and health retreats

Visit the company website here.

Draftproof Editing

10% discount available. Please visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the discount code. Contact Robert here and quote the code to claim your discount.

Proofreading and copyediting services for books, articles, reports and other texts, specialising in arts, humanities, religion and charities.

Visit the company website here.

Elaine Manley Coaching

20% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Elaine Manley here for more information.

Elaine coaches, mentors, and trains managers and leaders.

Visit the company website here.

English Language Teaching, Translation and Academic Proofreading

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Jane O Davies here for more information.

Jane offers online lessons of English as a Foreign Language, translating (English to Italian) and academic proofreading. She is a member of IATEFL and an Associate member (3rd of 5 levels) of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. References on request.

Eureka B.A. Consult

15% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Kwaku Baah Ofori here for more information.

Eureka provides services in auditing, taxation and advisory in Ghana.

Licensed by The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) to provide statutory audit services.
Their dedicated team provides specialised services in taxation by helping clients to meet their tax obligations, avoiding interest and penalties as well as providing assistance in tax audits by the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Their advisory services covers business proposals, financial modelling, business valuation, etc.
We represent foreign companies, act on their behalf and provide technical assistance when setting up in Ghana.

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globalDARBE

10% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Darrell Evans here for more information.

Education is the pathway to a brighter global future, and globalDARBE is here to help you find success for your institution or company, and your team. Our tailored consulting, training, and mentoring packages, or a bespoke combination of all three, will bring innovation, creativity, and practical solutions to influence and drive your goals and future direction.

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Glorious Designs

10% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Peter Prasad Singh here for more information.

Providing designs, drawings, cost estimates and construction management services for buildings, residential, industrial and warehouses, schools, roads, bridges etc.

Grampian Books

10% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Grampian Books here for more information.

Specialises in the sale and purchase of antiquarian & second-hand books, especially those of Scottish interest and particularly the scarce or unusual.

Visit the company website here.

Horriefarm Self Catering

5% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Horriefarm here for more information.

Horriefarm offers self-catering accommodation on a farm in Orkney Islands.

Visit the company website here.

Initiative2

Initial complimentary consultaion available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Initiative2 here for more information.

We get your business more leads, more enquiries and more sales by effective use of Google Ads. Our speciality is taking over existing accounts.

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Louvis Pharmacy

15% discount on all supplements and cosmetics. This discount applies only for products that are available in the store at the time of the purchase. Please show Alumni Privilege Card and complete this card to obtain your discount.

Pharmacy which is based in Piraeus, was founded in 1975 and offers a wide range of health and beauty related products. Staff are highly skilled and are always available to answer any questions you may have about minor ailments or any other health related issues. In our pharmacy, you can find the biggest brands in supplements, vitamins, cosmetics, as well as many natural and homeopathic remedies.

Visit the company website here.

MacKinnon Watches

5% discount available. Please visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the code needed to claim your discount online.

From the heart of the Highlands, we bring to you MacKinnon Watches. Our heritage and clan surname inspired the design of these watches and allows us to bring to the world a timepiece enriched in hundreds of years of Scottish history.

The iconic landscape of the country has also drawn much inspiration for our designs and quite rightly so. Between the dramatic glens, lochs and unrivalled castles, this wee country is steeped in beauty and we at MacKinnon Watches hope to portray this to you with our Tartan Collection. Although you will find many MacKinnon’s across Scotland, our family lives in the Highlands at the foot of Ben Nevis which we have paid homage to in our logo.

Whether you are an Outlander fan, a lover of Scotland, or just simply have great taste, our watches can be enjoyed by both men and women alike across the globe.

Visit the company website here.

MainStreet Consulting

15% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact David Welsh here for more information.

MainStreet is a team of experienced strategic management consultants with strong track records of successfully leading and delivering sustainable change across public and private sectors. Since its establishment in 2013, they have supported 50+ organisations in Scotland and across the UK to make important decisions about their priorities, services, people and budgets across IT & business support, public realm & place, and in social care.

Visit the company website here.

Mondial Travel

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please visit the Benefits section of our secure Alumni Hub to find the code needed to claim your discount online. Contact Mondial Travel for more information.

Online travel agency based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.  Covering all your travel requirements whether you are planning a honeymoon, special trip for a big birthday or anniversary or a weekend break in the UK or Europe. They offer both package holidays and tailor-made trips, as well as cruise, accommodation-only and London theatre or attraction tickets.

Visit the company website here.

Morice Integrity Engineering

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Kevin Morice here for more information.

Integrity and Inspection Engineering and Shutdown and Project Management.

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Murray John and Associates

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Alexander Murray John here for more information.

Bespoke mortgage and protection advice.

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RAYMED

Discounts will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact RAYMED here for more information.

  • Radiology/Radiotherapy/Nuclear Medicine - QA and Dosimetry Equipment, phantoms, etc.
  • Radiotherapy equipment
  • Medical Physics Services

Visit the company website here.

REAL-ITY GmbH

10% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Stephen Cotton here for more information.

With its Anglo-Saxon roots and property expertise in Germany and the UK, REAL-ITY GmbH - Property People unifies the different property mentalities of German and Anglo-Saxon investors. It has core competences in asset management, property management and letting of commercial properties, especially shopping centres throughout Germany.

REAL-ITY was established in London in 2004. The team of REAL-ITY has combined property experience of over 75 years and the senior management comprising Stephen Cotton (CEO) and Patrick Klein (Director) has extensive hands-on experience in operating, marketing, letting, buying and selling properties throughout Germany.

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Semper Therapies

10% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact June Semper here for more information.

Offering a variety of therapies including Sports and Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy to help people recover from injury, increase mobility, lower stress or just remain active.

Based in Aberdeen.

The Word Bothy

5% discount on final agreed rate available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Catriona Turner here for more information.

Copyediting, proofreading, and translation services. A bothy is a Scottish mountain retreat, a tiny cottage offering shelter from the elements. If you’re out in a wilderness of language and grammar, come on in, and The Word Bothy will help you get cosy with your words.

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Wee String School

£75 credit towards lessons per annum available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Wee String School here for more information.

Wee String School provides one to one tuition on both violin and viola alongside classes in history, theory, composition and musicianship. They also ensure our pupils are aware of all the music making opportunities in the area and hold regular recitals to give them extra performance opportunities.

Based in Aberdeen.

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Wisdrome

10% discount available. Please show Alumni Privilege Card or proof of alumni status to obtain discount. Please contact Valeria Pini here for more information.

Wisdrome is a digital platform featuring top-level managers from the leading European business schools who accompany entrepreneurs in planning, analysis, implementation, and monitoring of projects and services for the company.

Through Collaborative Management, Wisdrome creates teams of co-managers who work alongside the entrepreneur, ensuring the transfer of knowledge and practices.

Wisdrome offers high-level professional services to achieve four strategic results:
1) increase in sales
2) optimisation of costs and processes
3) sustainability and ecological transition
4) brand development and digital marketing

Visit the company website here.