Settling into Aberdeen

Moving to a new country or a new city can be really tough. So we've done as much as we can to help you settle into your new home. While there are tons of advice and services available to you around campus, it might just be a friendly face that you need, or a helpful guide.

New Student Orientation

The first two days of term are dedicated to giving you the foundations you will need to be a success here in Aberdeen. New Student Orientation focuses on the social, and practical aspects of settling into a new place, where as Academic Induction focuses on the academic side. Come along to both days and make your own schedule in order to meet new people and figure out all those basics of what you need to know.

International Peer Groups

If you're nervous about meeting friends in a new place, we do the hard work for you. We know that you'll be meeting people through societies, and classes and if you're an undergraduate student, you'll have your S4S mentor. On top of this you can sign up for the IPG, which will match you to a group of students who share similar interests to yours, and your A-Team Volunteer will host public activities once a week to help you all get to know each other and get settled

Simply Living Workshops

Even if you attended Orientation, and watched the videos online (more than once) you may need a refreshers and a greater-in-depth session later on throughout the year. You may also want to hone your skills in that particular area, and the ‘Simply Living Workshop Series’ does just that – helps you gain the skills outside the classroom that you need to gain success in life.

If you complete all 5 sessions you will receive a certificate showing that you have completed the entire Simply Living Workshop Series. This is the first year that we are running activities such as this, and therefore we will always welcome your feedback on ways to improve.

Below is a list of all workshops. They will take place in the International Centre in the AUSA Union Building and have limited capacity. If you would like to participate therefore please register here.

  • 4th October 2017: Cultural Communication
  • 1st November 2017: Organisation and Time Management
  • 31st January 2018: Personal Finance
  • 28th February 2018: Job Hunting and Interview Skills
  • 28th March 2018: Transportation and Travel Hacks