If you would like to make any changes to your accommodation contract, please email studentaccomm@abdn.ac.uk

If you have chosen to move out and be released from your contract
  • If you still have your keys, please hold on to them and return them via post or in person after the movement restrictions have been lifted. The return address for all keys, including Ardmuir is:
    • Hillhead Halls of Residence, Don Street, Old Aberdeen, AB24 1WU
       
  • For security, the keys must be returned in a padded envelope and a note inside giving your name, ID number and hall address.
     
  • If you have chosen to end your lease agreement, the notice period begins retrospectively from the 20th of March, which was identified as an appropriate date in recognition of all other University buildings being closed in line with government advice.
     
  • If you have already vacated your room and have any personal items remaining in your room, these will remain secure until such a time as you are able to collect them. Please note that the University reserves the right, after your lease expires on 17th April, to pack your belongings and move them to an alternative secure location. Details of this will be shared with you when they become available.
     
  • Please note that current government guidance does not consider students travelling from their term time accommodation to their home address as essential travel.
     
  • If you give notice, your contract will be cancelled with effect from 17th April and you will no longer be charged rent for the room.  If you have already made payment of your accommodation fees, an appropriate refund will be given to you by our Finance Department.  If you pay by direct debit, we will be in touch in due course to tell you how this will be impacted.  We appreciate your patience as we process these requests during this busy time.  Please do not contact us about this at this time but rest assured that we will process refunds in line with this decision in due course.
If you have chosen to stay in your accommodation

University halls of residence continue to operate and many of you will be staying on in your accommodation. Should you need any support during this time, please contact student.support@abdn.ac.uk

  • What if I change my mind and decide I want to leave?

If you would like to make any changes to your accommodation contract, please email studentaccomm@abdn.ac.uk  Please ensure you are familiar with the government advice regarding movement before deciding to vacate. You will be able to terminate your contract with 4 weeks’ notice at any time.

Government movement advice:

  • Shopping for basic necessities such as food and medicine. Shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible
  • One form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. This includes moving children under the age of 18 between their parents' homes, where applicable. Key workers or those with children identified as vulnerable can continue to take their children to school
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where work absolutely cannot be done from home
Collecting your belongings from University accommodation

The University has received notification from the Scottish Government that as from Monday 29th June all Scottish based students will be permitted to travel and collect their belongings from their University accommodation.

Students not residing in Scotland must comply with their home countries current advice and procedures before travelling to Scotland. Students who are currently living out with the UK and Ireland are not advised to travel and that there are strict quarantine measures in place when arriving in the UK.

We have introduced a procedure for the collection of said items, this is to comply with the social distancing measures currently in place and to have a booking system in place for the safe removal of belongings.

  1. Date and approximate time of arrival
  2. How many persons will be coming on site – we respectfully ask that there is only one other person.
  3. The wearing of their own PPE for the duration of their visit

Returning students will then be notified to say they have been booked in to be able to remove their belongings. We will also notify any residents currently living in the flats that a flatmate will be returning on the date requested.

We ask that all returning students come to the reception desk in the central building on both arrival and departure – this will allow staff to reactivate any room/ID cards, the completion of departure sheets and the handing in of any keys in after all belongings have been picked up as well as notifying us that residents are on site. There is anti-bacterial gel dispensers in the entrance to the central building for use on arrival and departure.

We ask that you email the address above with the details requested and we will process your request and reply with confirmation.

By following the above measures returning students will be provided with a safe, quick and efficient environment in which to remove of their belongings.

If you have further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.