Class Description: Information about the University: who we are, where and how to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations. Last reviewed 18 April 2018.

General Information about the University

The name, address and contact details for the University Main Office are detailed below
The University of Aberdeen
King's College
AB24 3FX
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 272000

University Location

Organisational Structure, roles and responsibilities of senior officers

Business opening hours

The University Office opening hours are from 0900 to 1700 hours, Monday to Friday, throughout the year with the exception of recognised holidays.

Contact details and advice about how to request information from the University

For all general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, please contact
King's College Aberdeen
AB24 3FX  Tel: +44 (0)1224 272000


Publication Scheme and Guide to Information

  • Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) the University has produced a Publication Scheme and Guide to Information which are available here
  • The information you are looking for may be found by contacting the relevant section of the University directly. An A-Z index for finding information on our website is also available here

Charging schedule for published information

  • Information relating to the University's charging policy for published information under the Publication Scheme is available in Section 4 of the Guide to  Information
    Please note that there is currently a charge of £10 for a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • If you cannot find what you are looking for from the Publication Scheme, then try our "Menu" tab with quick links on our home page,  or the "Search" function, located at the top of the screen.

Please email or telephone +44 (0) 1224 272596 or +44 (0) 1224 273175 for any further assistance


The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland No. SCO13683

How the University is run

  • The activities and details of University committees with executive decision-making powers are available here
    Click on the individual committee for further details about remit, membership and minutes (where available)
  • Information on University governance structure and controls is included within the University annual report and accounts, and also available here 
  • The University Ethical Statement is available here
  • University Court - Information on Remit, Membership and Minutes of Meetings is available here
  • University Court - Statement of Primary Responsibilities is available here
  • Senate - Information on Remit, Membership, Minutes, Standing Orders is available here
  • General Council - Information on Remit, Meetings and Event is available here
  • Information on the University's research governance structure is available here. Information on Research ethics and governance is available here
  • The names and remits of key senior academic and management roles, responsible for strategic and operational services and functions are available here
  • Governance policies are available on the University's Policy Zone
  • Code of Practice to Ensure Compliance with Part II of the Education Act 1994 is available here
  • Code of Practice on Conflicts of Interest is available here
  • Policy & Procedure on Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) is available here
  • A summary of key governance and financial controls are set out within the University’s Financial Regulations available here
  • Registers of Interest for members of Court are available here . Click on the "View biography" tab for specific details about each Court member

Corporate Planning

  • Our Vision, Mission and Values are available here
  • Our Strategic Plan is available here
  • Our strategy for Sustainability and Social Responsibility is available here
  • Our strategy for Equality and Diversity is available here
  • Corporate policies such as Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Sustainability are available here
  • The University's planning process is co-ordinated through the University's Court, Planning Directorate and relevant committees. The planning process timetable is influenced by external agencies, such as the Scottish Funding Council; Universities UK and the Scottish Executive, to which links are provided from the University's website.
  • The current schedule of key committee meetings is available here

External Relations - accountability

  • An overview of the statutory and regulatory landscape in which the University operates
  • Information relating to the regulatory framework established by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the statistical data collected
  • Information relating to Health & Safety compliance is available here
  • Details of the University's Certificate of Employers Liability Insurance is available here
  • Complaints data, reported to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) is available here 
  • Data relating to the University's responses to Freedom of Information requests, which are submitted to the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC) is available here
  • Information relating to statutory annual returns to the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) is available here
  • Information on data collected by HESA is available here
  • Information relating to academic standards, the quality of teaching and collaborative provisions with the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in Scotland (QAA) is available here
  • A list of the University's current student partnerships is available here
  • Information about the University’s Audit Committee and the role of internal/external audit within the University is available here
  • University annual reports and accounts from previous years are available here. The latest annual report and accounts is available here
  • Principal subsidiary undertakings, wholly owned by the University are listed within the annual report and accounts. For current information please consult the latest annual report and accounts, available here
  • Further details about subsidiary companies is also available here
  • Information about spin-out companies is available here
  • Honorary degrees are usually conferred at the University's July and November graduation ceremonies. Details of recent honorary graduates are available here
  • Information relating to strategic agreements with Unions is available here 
  • Information on the University's relationship agreement with the Aberdeen University's Student Association is available here
  • Information relating to University Alumni Relations, services and benefits is available here