If you cannot find what you are looking for please check the list below for further information. Alternatively you can email studentlife@abdn.ac.uk.

How do I tell the University I want to study online for the first half session?
The start of the academic year is fast approaching and we know that many of you will be considering whether you come to campus or stay at home. Try not to worry, you can choose to study from anywhere you like, including coming to campus if that’s what you want to do. We only ask that you let us know what you decide by completing the section in the Student Hub. You can updated it any time, and as often as you need to, when your situation changes.
Coronavirus FAQs - Where can I find the most up to date information?

The University continues to monitor advice regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The advice is changing quickly, and the University’s updates can also be found on these pages along with links to information from other sources.

A list of frequently asked questions is available via this link. If you have any concerns or questions not covered in the FAQs, please email coronavirus@abdn.ac.uk.

Collaborative Teaching and MyAberdeen - What are they?

Your course tutor may choose to use the Collaborate Ultra tool in your course area. Collaborate Ultra is the web conferencing tool built in to MyAberdeen.

Full details can be viewed here.

Teaching will continue away from campus online through our virtual learning environment, MyAberdeen. Many of you will already be using MyAberdeen to find learning materials and resources associated with your courses. You’ll also know that it’s here where you will be notified of any announcements about your courses or the University.

More details can be viewed here.

How do I find my School Organisation Area in MyAberdeen?

Login to MyAberdeen using your University username and password (we recommend using a desktop computer/laptop and Google Chrome web browser).  Once logged in, select Organisations from the main menu on the left and look for your school Organisation Area. Within the Organisation Area, you will find a folder labelled “Induction”. 

Some Organisation Areas use the “Original” view which looks like this:

Animation of what MyAberdeen original view looks like

 

And some Organisation Areas use the “Ultra” view which looks like this:

What are the Important Academic Dates?

The following calendar details the important dates you should be aware of when joining the University, such as Welcome Week, term starting dates and exams.

If you want to download or print your own digital calendar, click the link below. This calendar is populated with additional dates such as BeWell campaigns, support activities and annual holidays.

Who do I contact for change of circumstances, programme study or essential services?
Contacts for Change of Circumstances

Should you have changes in your circumstances that mean you will not be commencing your studies please email the following:

Essential Contacts and Services

To find an extensive list of those essential contacts and services available to you when you arrive on campus please visit this page:

Programme of Study Contacts

Registry Officers can be a great 'first point of call' and source of support for students who have concerns about their programme of study. 

Contractual Information - Where can I find it?

The following information provides further guidance on policies and regulations relevant during your time studying with us.

Admission Policies

Our admissions policy and links to the standard terms governing our offer of admission for students are available here:

Degree Regulations

General Degree Regulations apply to all undergraduate degrees awarded by the University of Aberdeen except for those of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, the Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and the Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Supplementary Regulations are specific to different degrees. Students must satisfy both General Regulations and Supplementary Regulations to be awarded a Degree, Diploma or Certificate.

Student Terms and Conditions

A number of formal statements set out what you can expect from the University and what expectations are placed on you. Find out more information on the student terms and conditions below.

Student Code of Practice

The Codes of Practice provides guidance and practical advice for students, programme coordinators, and Heads of School.

How can I get help with IT issues?

The IT Team support a variety of web and computer-based resources to complement your studies and allow you to manage and review coursework at your pace and in your own time.

Need help with your IT? Log a ticket with our Service Desk and view the progress of existing tickets.

How can I apply for funding or scholarships?

You can find more information on fee information and where to apply for funding here:

Where can I find information on tuition fee rates?

You can find details of the tuition fee rates for the current and previous academic years in the following pages. These pages also contain information on the refund policy, miscellaneous charges and, staff tuition fees.

Where can I find information on visa requirements

All new overseas or international students are required to complete a visa or immigration document check when they arrive on campus for the first time. More information on the visa checks and immigration are detailed on the following web pages:

What is AUSA?

Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA) is an independent charity, funded by the University and led by students. The organisation exists to support, empower and represent students during their University experience.

How do I Join a Sports Club or Society?

With over 55 sports clubs  and over 180 societies, AUSA and the University have a vibrant community spirit. Joining a club or society is a great way to meet new people and experience new things as well as continue to develop your skills, hobbies and passions. 

What is the Parent and Family Programme?

Joining the Parent & Family Programme is a great way for families to hear about developments at the University and share in its achievements. The Aberdeen Family is made up of more than 16,000 students, 80,000 alumni and many more parents, friends and supporters. Every year more than 3,000 new students embark on the student experience of a lifetime and we would like you to be part of this as a member of our Parent & Family Programme.

 Members of the programme receive updates and information that may be of interest to friends of the University. This will include our annual Voice magazine, regular e-zines and invitations to University events. We also work closely with the University of Aberdeen Development Trust, a charity established to raise funds exclusively for the University of Aberdeen. Many alumni and friends support our students, research and heritage through the Development Trust.