“Aberdeen was one of the only universities that had both an Irish and Polish historian I could work with, and they are also some of the best”
“I first looked into coming to the University of Aberdeen because of my supervisors, who are well-respected and accomplished historians. Because my topic is comparative, it was crucial that each of my supervisors have an expertise in at least one aspect of the research – Aberdeen was one of the only universities that had both an Irish and Polish historian I could work with, and they are some of the best. They have continually held me to a high standard of intellectualism, challenging me to adapt, expand and review my research and helping me to develop professionally through rigorous dialogue. I also came to Aberdeen to work with the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and the Rule of Law (CISRUL). The academics involved in the Centre have really developed my understanding of how these three concepts intersect, and why they are so important in daily life both now and historically."
“Our PhD and Masters students are also a phenomenal group – it’s amazing how quickly we all bonded and support each other in both procrastination and progress”
“There’s no shortage of things to do if you want to enter into local life: ”
"I’ve really enjoyed my time at the University of Aberdeen, and in Aberdeen itself. The city is a great size for students because there are so many different areas that you can live in but still stay within walking distance to Uni. There are a lot great events in and around Aberdeen throughout the year as well – anything from comedy festivals and jazz to traditional boat festivals. Being so close to both the highlands and the sea also adds an element of the natural world to the culture here, helping Aberdeen maintain a rich community. There’s no shortage of things to do if you want to enter into local life: you can find history in the old houses and architecture, outdoor activities in boating clubs, or enter the international scene in Aberdeen by joining in Latin dancing and Flamenco nights throughout the city. Though it may not be as big as other university cities, Aberdeen really enriches student life by being a welcoming community with so many diverse activities and interests."