Thousands to descend on Aberdeen as University hosts Open Day

Thousands of prospective students from across the globe will descend on the Granite City next week (Tuesday August 27) as the University of Aberdeen hosts its annual Open Day.

The event is aimed at people of all ages looking to embark on studies at the institution in September 2014.

Visitors will learn more about the structure, content, delivery and flexibility of the degrees offered by the University, to ensure they match the needs of graduates and employers.

Attendees will discover more about the range of opportunities and facilities offered at the institution, which was ranked in the top 10 in 6 categories of the UK’s What Uni? Student Choice Awards – including Overall Rating, Job Prospects and University Facilities.

A diverse range of informative exhibitions, presentations and demonstrations will take place throughout the Open Day, alongside live entertainment, science buskers and campus tours, including the opportunity to view the award winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Angus the Bull, the University’s mascot will be on hand to give out free hugs, and visitors can also get a memento of their day with the Sillysnapz photo booth.

Parents will be given the unique opportunity to learn more about what university life has in store for their child at bespoke Parents’ Session which will provide vital information on subjects such as finance and accommodation.

Ali Clark, Open Day Co-ordinator at the University of Aberdeen, said: “For those considering embarking on their studies at the University of Aberdeen, the Open Day provides a crucial opportunity to discover the full spectrum of what student life at the institution has to offer. 

 “Thousands of potential students attending the event will see and hear about the University’s drive to ensure we offer the best student experience and provide them with opportunities that will differentiate them from other graduates.

“Visitors to the Open Day will learn about these advantages and also discover more about the academic, social and cultural aspects which make Aberdeen a vibrant and exciting location for students.”

The University of Aberdeen Open Day takes place on Tuesday, August 27, from 8.45am to 3.30pm.

For more information and to register visit or contact Student Recruitment and Admissions on 01224 272090