Welcome to campus, and welcome to Aberdeen!

This page provides details of everything you need to know to help you settle into University and find your way!

January Welcome Information (for those starting in January 2020)

January Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is the 4th & 5th January this year - the weekend before term and Welcome Week begins. The GoAbroad Team will be at the Airport over the weekend from 0900-1700 to meet you and help direct and advise you on how to find your way to your accommodation. 

You can register for the Meet & Greet service so that we know to expect you that weekend. 

January Welcome Week

January Welcome Week will take place from Monday 6th to Friday 10th January 2020. If arriving by air please register for the January Meet and Greet service (see tab below).

Infohub and IT Services will be available at Infohub building on the High Street.

AUSA run various activities over the week. Keep an eye on the student events webpage for more details or download the AUSA mobile app for full details of what’s happening.

January Airport Meet and Greet - Information and Registration

During Welcome Weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January) the GoAbroad team will be at the airport to meet you and help you find your way to your accommodation. They will be there from 9am-5pm on both days. Please complete the form below to register for this service, or keep scrolling for answers to all Meet and Greet FAQs.

Meet and Greet FAQs

Is registration mandatory? What happens if I do not book the service?

In order that we can ensure students get the best experience it’s important that you register in advance so that we know that you’re arriving.

Does it cost money?

No, the Meet and Greet service does not cost any money. In January we will advise on the best public transport or taxis to get you to your accommodation. The public transport or taxi services will however incur a charge. 

What sort of transportation is available once I arrive?

Aberdeen Airport is well connected with an express bus Jet 727 that leaves every 15 minutes from the Airport to the city centre (cost is approximately £3.00). There are also taxis available to take you direct to your accommodation which will cost £15 - £25.

What if I am not arriving on the official Welcome Weekend?

While we would encourage students to arrive during Welcome Weekend as best they can, we understand that this is not always possible and therefore have provided information on 'making your own way’ to your accommodation.

New Student Orientation - Information and Registration

Orientation takes place on Wednesday 8th January. The event is a varied programme of 20 minute long presentations, specifically designed to introduce you to the University and help you settle in. 

Click here to head to the main page where you will find a link to register for sessions and more detailed information about what's on offer.

Registration and ID card collection

Once you arrive in Aberdeen, you can collect your ID card. You must have completed Online Registration first before you can collect your ID card.

Please note that postgraduate research students should visit the Infohub after collecting their ID card to finish their registration.

ID cards will be available for collection in Infohub, with these exceptions:

  • Students staying in University accommodation will collect their ID cards from their Hall.
  • Student ID cards for Medics & Physicians will be available for collection from the School Office on the 3rd floor of the Suttie Centre.
  • Dental students can collect their ID cards from the Dental School Office.
  • All other ID cards are to be collected from the Infohub.
Events

There are many events and activities happening over Welcome Weekend and Welcome Week. Please ensure that you follow Student Life on Facebook, or check the events here on the website. Alternatively download the AUSA events app.

Arrivals Lounge - January

When you arrive on campus there is lots going on! There are plenty of people to help you with all the different services that are available. We know it can be a lot to take in so if you want to take a short break come and join us in the Arrivals Lounge. We will have a team of friendly faces there to welcome you with a cup of tea, some biscuits, and a short checklist of what you might still need to do. 

Location: International Centre 110 High Street, University of Aberdeen 

Times open: Monday - Friday from 1000-1600

*no need to register, just come in and meet some friendly people! Put your sticker on the map!

September Welcome Information (for those starting in September 2020)

September Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is the 5th & 6th September - the weekend before term and Welcome Week begins. There will be loads of activities happening up at Hillhead Student Village*. The Student Experience Team will also be at the Train Station and the Airport over the weekend from 0900-2300 to meet you and help you find your way to your accommodation. 

You can register for the Meet & Greet service so that we know to expect you that weekend. 

*Please note arrival and move in dates and times if you are living off campus


FAQs - Meet & Greet

Is registration mandatory? What happens if I do not book the service?

In order that we can ensure students get the best experience it’s important that you register in advance so that we know that you’re arriving.

Does it cost money?

No, the meet & greet service does not cost any money. However, if you need to take a taxi or public transport to your accommodation, this may incur a charge. 

What sort of transportation is available once I arrive?

AUSA usually provides coaches during the busiest times during Welcome Weekend from the Airport to university accommodation. However, if you arrive outside this time please be aware of the public transportation options…

Aberdeen Airport is well connected with an express bus Jet 727 that leaves every 15 minutes from the Airport to the city centre (cost is approximately £3.00). There are also taxis available to take you direct to your accommodation which will cost £15 - £25.

What if I am not arriving on the official Welcome Weekend?

While we would encourage students to arrive on the Saturday of Welcome Weekend as best they can, we understand that this is not always possible and therefore have provided information on 'making your own way to your accommodation.

September Welcome Week

Welcome Week will take place from Monday 7th to Friday 12th September 2020. If arriving by air please register for the Meet and Greet service (see tab below).

A welcome fair will take place throughout that week that will help you get started. Infohub and IT Services will be available at Hillhead Student Village on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September to help you complete registration. 

Keep an eye on the student events webpage for more details or download the AUSA mobile app for full details of what’s happening.

The services will be available in Elphinstone Hall. See below for the campus map and also Elphinstone Hall's service logations. Click on each picture for a PDF to save.

 

Services locations within Elphinstone Hall:

September Airport Meet and Greet - Information and Registration

During Welcome Weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September) we will have a team at the airport to meet you and help you find your way to your accommodation. Please complete the form below to register for this service, or keep scrolling for answers to all Meet and Greet FAQs.

 

Meet and Greet FAQs

Is registration mandatory? What happens if I do not book the service?

In order that we can ensure students get the best experience it’s important that you register in advance so that we know that you’re arriving.

Does it cost money?

No, the Meet and Greet service does not cost any money. However, if you need to take a taxi or public transport to your accommodation, this may incur a charge. 

What sort of transportation is available once I arrive?

Aberdeen Airport is well connected with an express bus Jet 727 that leaves every 15 minutes from the Airport to the city centre (cost is approximately £3.00). There are also taxis available to take you direct to your accommodation which will cost £15 - £25.

What if I am not arriving on the official Welcome Weekend?

While we would encourage students to arrive on the Saturday of Welcome Weekend as best they can, we understand that this is not always possible and therefore have provided information on 'making your own way’ to your accommodation.

September New Student Orientation - Information and Registration

Orientation takes place on the Monday and Tuesday of Welcome Week 2020 (7th and 8th September). The event runs from 9am - 5pm on both days, with a varied programme of hour-long talks, specifically designed to introduce you to the university and help you settle in. 

Click here to head to the main page where you will find a link to register for sessions and more detailed information about what's on offer.

Registration and ID Card Collection

Once you arrive in Aberdeen, you can collect your ID card. Please note that postgraduate research students should visit the Infohub after collecting their ID card to finish their registration.

  • ID cards will be available for collection in Elphinstone Hall, with these exceptions:

    • Students staying in University Halls of Residence will collect their ID cards from their Hall.

    • Student ID cards for Medics & Physicians will be available for collection from the School Office on the 3rd floor of the Suttie Centre.

    • Dental students can collect their ID cards from the Dental School Office.

    • All other ID cards are to be collected from the Infohub.

King's Cup Competition

The King’s Cup

There’s School Pride at stake...Who will win this year?

The King’s Cup is a fun-filled competition for new students where Schools compete against each other to win a School BBQ party. This year, students are also competing against each other, and the individual with the most points will also win a £50 amazon voucher.

The Winner is Revealed...

A Huge congratulations to The School of Natural & Computing Sciences for winning The King's Cup 2019! 

The score was calculated by taking the total number of points earned by the school and dividing this against the total number of students in that school. This ensures that each school had an equal chance of winning.

Events

There are many events and activities happening over Welcome Weekend and Welcome Week. Please ensure that you follow Student Life on Facebook, or check the events here on the website. Alternatively download the AUSA events app.

Arrival Lounge

When you arrive on campus there is lots going on! There are plenty of people to help you with all the different services that are available. We know it can be a lot to take in so if you want to take a short break come and join us in the Arrivals Lounge. We will have a team of friendly faces there to welcome you with a cup of tea, some biscuits, and a short checklist of what you might still need to do. 

Location: International Centre 110 High Street, University of Aberdeen 

Times open: Monday - Friday from 1000-1600

*no need to register, just come in and meet some friendly people! Put your sticker on the map!

Pre-Sessional English Registration

If you are a pre-sessional English language student, please visit the link to view your Registration Handbook.