You will find information about the key things you will need to know as a student, including a overview of the support services available to all students, ready to help you through your time here at the University. You will also find practical information to help you while you are a student.
With advice on how to register with a doctor and dentist, how to find your way around Campus, what does the rector do and how to open a bank account you should be able to find everything you are looking for.
- Getting to know your campus
The University of Aberdeen has many excellent student facilities within its broad campus, from its all-important lecture theatres, classrooms, and laboratories, to its friendly social spaces and eateries. However getting used to a new campus can be somewhat confusing especially if you have classes spread over both King's College and Foresterhill campuses.
To help you to find your way around our picturesque campus, simply remember:
- Campus tours: The Students' Association will be running campus tours during Re-Freshers' Week. You will find the times and starting point in the AUSA website early December.
- Maps: We have online campus maps of King's College Campus and Foresterhill.
- Help: If you do get lost, just ask! During the first week of the new semester we will have student ambassadors and volunteers walking around campus who will be happy to point you in the right direction, and you can always make your way to the Infohub in the Students' Union Building for more detailed information and/or advice.
- Careers and Employment
Whatever stage you are at with your career planning, from fresher to final year and beyond, the Careers Service is available to inspire and support your career choices. They are happy to advise you with all aspects of your career planning, from checking your CV to discussing how to secure a job in your preferred career sector. The Careers Service is based on the second floor of the Students' Union Building and offers a number of different ways to get advice and guidance. Find out more.
Explore your options
The Careers Service provides access to a wide range of resources to inform your career choices. As well as a physical library on the second floor of the Students' Union Building, the Careers Service website provides links to over 2500 resources, searchable by job type or degree subject. In addition, the website contains advice on making successful job applications.
Develop your skills and attributes
Engaging in co-curricular activities will help you to gather evidence of your development of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes which will be important in marketing yourself to employers. These activities include work placements, career mentoring, the STAR Award, the BP Student Tutoring Scheme, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship events and Study Abroad opportunities. The Careers Service has a Co-curricular team to help you make the most of these activities. Find out more
Connect with employers
The Careers Service posts details of the latest graduate jobs, placements and internships every day on their website. Registration is required but it is free and will allow you to receive regular email alerts of opportunities relevant to you. Register now
The Careers Service also has a dedicated Work Placement team which sources placements exclusively for University of Aberdeen students. Find out more
Throughout the year a wide range of careers events take place on campus, including employer presentations, careers fairs and skills workshops. You can view a list of current events on the Careers Service website.
AUSA Student Advice Centre
AUSA Student Advice Centre is run by Aberdeen University Students’ Association, and provides students with part time vacancies and full time summer vacation opportunities. AUSA Student Advice Centre also provides students with CV tips, employee rights and general advice regarding employment.
- Environment and Sustainability
From composting to cycling to committees - there are lots of ways to make a difference.
Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) brings together natural and social scientists to carry out inter-disciplinary research on environmental sustainability.
AUSA's Environment and Ethics Committee covers a broad range of issues reflecting the concerns of its members and of the student population at large.
The University's Environment Office website is designed to help you find out more information on the environmental issues facing the University, as well as ways in which you can do your bit to minimise the University’s impact.
You may also be interested to visit the following websites:
- Faith and Spirituality
The University of Aberdeen is a vibrant multicultural community of students and staff from around the world. The University Chaplaincy team is available to the whole community for people of all faiths and none.
The Chaplaincy Centre is at 25 High Street, Old Aberdeen, right at the heart of the University. We are open 9.30-16.30 Monday to Friday throughout the year. We can also be available and arrange meetings outside those time for people who are in need. Visit the Chaplaincy Centre website to find out more about who we are and what we do.
We also have a team of honorary denominational chaplains available for students and staff wishing to contact someone specifically of their own tradition or faith. For contact details see Denominational Chaplains and Faith Representatives, or get this information from the Chaplaincy Centre.
These are some useful links for places located in and around the University:
- Parking Information for Students
Parking for students
Daily vouchers cost £1 per day and can be used in the student car park at the Butchart building. They are available to purchase, in books of five, from the Online Store or from AUSA.
Parking for disabled students
Students who require parking for disability-related reasons, but who do not have a blue badge, should discuss their situation with a Disability Adviser in the Student Advice and Support Office.
- Wireless Access
FREE wireless internet access on campus and in University Halls for all registered students via eduroam and resnet – 24/7, 365 days a year.
All you will need to do is configure your device to the network when you arrive and log in using the computing ID you created during eRegistration. For information about configuration, please see the Learners' Toolkit Wireless Connection website.
In order to help you configure your device, the IT Services team will be providing wireless assistance from the Service Desks in the Edward Wright Building, Infohub and Polwarth Building (Foresterhill).