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The Introduction to the University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need to prepare for and commence your student life. We have broken it down into 2 parts.  You can get started on Part 1 now by working through the interactive modules. To get started click on the relevant box below.

For UG and PGT students, once you have completed Online Registration and selected your courses through MyCurriculum (after 3 September) you will be able to access Part 2. This is a course that does not carry any credits, successful completion will be recognised on your Enhanced Transcript. Online students: once you have selected your courses directly with the Online Education team or through the On-demand website and completed the steps in your confirmation email, you will have access to MyAberdeen where Part 2 of the orientation programme will be available.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of our weekly Q&A sessions with staff from across the University – providing you with an opportunity to ask any further questions. Further information about them can be viewed below.  

 

University Central Orientation

Take part in our orientation competition* to be in with a chance of winning Amazon vouchers (1st prize x £200, Runners up x £100). While completing orientation, simply look for the hidden words - there are eleven in total to find. Once you have completed all of the modules download the UoA Student Guide app, find the twelfth and final word and submit your answers in the link. Competition closes 1 October 2020, terms and conditions apply.

New Student Orientation for Undergraduates

Module 1 – Who Does What at the University

This short module will introduce you to the structure of the University, and will provide a roadmap of the academic and support services available to students.

Complete Module 1 by visiting this link.

Module 2 – Our Learning Systems

This module will introduce you to the various online systems you will deal with as a student, from MyAberdeen to the Student Hub.

Complete Module 2 by visiting this link.

Module 3 – Student Life

This module discusses how to enhance your student life whilst you study at the University of Aberdeen

Complete Module 3 by visiting this link.

Module 4 - Your Students’ Association

This module will introduce you to the Aberdeen University Students' Association, and will cover the support and activities AUSA offers.

Complete Module 4 by visiting this link.

Module 5 – Support and Assistance

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you at the University of Aberdeen, to aid you in your academic studies.

Complete Module 5 by visiting this link.

Module 6 – IT Support

This module will introduce you to the IT support available to all students on and off campus.

Complete Module 6 by visiting this link.

Module 7 – Library

This module will introduce you to the Library resources and services.

Complete Module 7 by visiting this link.

Module 8 – BeWell

This module will equip you with top tips and practical strategies for maintaining your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing while at university.

Complete Module 8 by visiting this link.

Module 9 – Study Well

This module will provide you with an introduction to the study advice and essential plagiarism information that are required to be aware of whilst at the University of Aberdeen.

Complete Module 9 by visiting this link.

Upon completion of Module 9, Part 2 of Orientation can now be completed in MyAberdeen. Go to the course area and look for "Getting started at University. This is compulsory for all new undergraduates.
 
Your School Orientation will also be available in MyAberdeen.
New Student Orientation for Undergraduates - Qatar

Module 1 – Who Does What at the University

This short module will introduce you to the structure of the University, and will provide a roadmap of the academic and support services available to students.

Complete Module 1 by visiting this link.

Module 2 – Our Learning Systems

This module will introduce you to the various online systems you will deal with as a student, from MyAberdeen to the Student Hub.

Complete Module 2 by visiting this link.

Module 3 – Student Life

This module discusses how to enhance your student life whilst you study at the University of Aberdeen

Complete Module 3 by visiting this link.

Module 4 - Your Students’ Association

This module will introduce you to the Aberdeen University Students' Association, and will cover the support and activities AUSA offers.

Complete Module 4 by visiting this link.

Module 5 – Support and Assistance

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you at the University of Aberdeen, to aid you in your academic studies.

Complete Module 5 by visiting this link.

Module 6 – IT Support

This module will introduce you to the IT support available to all students on and off campus.

Complete Module 6 by visiting this link.

Module 7 – Library

This module will introduce you to the Library resources and services.

Complete Module 7 by visiting this link.

Module 8 – BeWell

This module will equip you with top tips and practical strategies for maintaining your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing while at university.

Complete Module 8 by visiting this link.

Module 9 – Study Well

This module will provide you with an introduction to the study advice and essential plagiarism information that are required to be aware of whilst at the University of Aberdeen.

Complete Module 9 by visiting this link.

Upon completion of Module 9, Part 2 of Orientation can now be completed in MyAberdeen. Go to the course area and look for "Getting started at University. This is compulsory for all new undergraduates.
 
Your School Orientation will also be available in MyAberdeen.
New Student Orientation for Postgraduate Taught Students

Module 1 – Who Does What at the University

This short module will introduce you to the structure of the University, and will provide a roadmap of the academic and support services available to students.

Complete Module 1 by visiting this link.

Module 2 – Our Learning Systems

This module will introduce you to the various online systems you will deal with as a student, from MyAberdeen to the Student Hub.

Complete Module 2 by visiting this link.

Module 3 – Student Life

This module discusses how to enhance your student life whilst you study at the University of Aberdeen

Complete Module 3 by visiting this link.

Module 4 - Your Students’ Association

This module will introduce you to the Aberdeen University Students' Association, and will cover the support and activities AUSA offers.

Complete Module 4 by visiting this link.

Module 5 – Support and Assistance

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you at the University of Aberdeen, to aid you in your academic studies.

Complete Module 5 by visiting this link.

Module 6 – IT Support

This module will introduce you to the IT support available to all students on and off campus.

Complete Module 6 by visiting this link.

Module 7 – Library

This module will introduce you to the Library resources and services.

Complete Module 7 by visiting this link.

Module 8 – BeWell

This module will equip you with top tips and practical strategies for maintaining your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing while at university.

Complete Module 8 by visiting this link.

Module 9 – Study Well

This module will provide you with an introduction to the study advice and essential plagiarism information that are required to be aware of whilst at the University of Aberdeen.

Complete Module 9 by visiting this link.

Once you have completed this module you will then be able to start your School Orientation.
New Student Orientation for Postgraduate Research Students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a postgraduate research student you will have the opportunity to attend a university wide induction in addition to your school induction.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive (coming soon). Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

Module 1 – Who Does What at the University

This short module will introduce you to the structure of the University, and will provide a roadmap of the academic and support services available to students.

Module 1: Link coming soon

Module 2 – Our Learning Systems

This module will introduce you to the various online systems you will deal with as a student, from MyAberdeen to Turnitin.

Module 2: Link coming soon

Module 3 – Your Research Experience

This module outlines what you can expect during your research programme.   

Module 3: Link coming soon

Module 4 - Supporting your Research

This module discusses your supervisor(s), your School and the PGR School, and the several teams across the University who are here to support your research activities.

Module 4: Link coming soon

Module 5 – Library and Museums

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you in the Library, to aid you in your academic studies.

Module 5: Link coming soon

Module 6 – IT Support

This module will introduce you to the IT support available to all students on and off campus.

Module 6: Link coming soon

Module 7 – Training and Professional Development

This module will introduce you to the training and professional development available.

Module 7: Link coming soon

Module 8 – Studentships and Finances

This module will equip you with all the information you need on studentships and finances.

Module 8: Link coming soon

Module 9 – Study Well

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you at the University of Aberdeen, to aid you in your academic studies.

Module 9: Link coming soon

Module 10 – Support & Assistance

This module will provide you with information on the wide variety of support and assistance available at the University of Aberdeen

Module 10: Link coming soon

Module 11 – Wellbeing

This module will equip you with top tips and practical strategies for maintaining your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing while at university.

Module 11: Link coming soon

Module 12 – Student Life

This module discusses how to enhance your student life whilst you study at the University of Aberdeen

Module 12: Link coming soon

Returning Student Orientation for Undergraduates

Module 1 – Who Does What at the University

This short module will introduce you to the structure of the University, and will provide a roadmap of the academic and support services available to students.

Complete Module 1 by visiting this link.

Module 2 – Our Learning Systems

This module will introduce you to the various online systems you will deal with as a student, from MyAberdeen to the Student Hub.

Complete Module 2 by visiting this link.

Module 3 – Student Life

This module discusses how to enhance your student life whilst you study at the University of Aberdeen

Complete Module 3 by visiting this link.

Module 4 - Your Students’ Association

This module will introduce you to the Aberdeen University Students' Association, and will cover the support and activities AUSA offers.

Complete Module 4 by visiting this link.

Module 5 – Support and Assistance

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you at the University of Aberdeen, to aid you in your academic studies.

Complete Module 5 by visiting this link.

Module 6 – IT Support

This module shares information on the IT support available to all students on and off campus.

Complete Module 6 by visiting this link.

Module 7 – Library

This module will introduce you to the Library resources and services.

Complete Module 7 by visiting this link.

Module 8 – BeWell

This module will equip you with top tips and practical strategies for maintaining your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing while at university.

Complete Module 8 by visiting this link.

Module 9 – Study Well

This module will provide you with an introduction to the study advice and essential plagiarism information that are required to be aware of whilst at the University of Aberdeen.

Complete Module 9 by visiting this link.

Module 10 – Health and Safety on Campus

This module will provide general health and safety information for students at the University of Aberdeen

Complete Module 10 by visiting this link.

Once you have completed this module you will then be able to start your School Orientation.
Returning Student Orientation for Postgraduate Taught

Module 1 – Who Does What at the University

This short module will introduce you to the structure of the University, and will provide a roadmap of the academic and support services available to students.

Complete Module 1 by visiting this link.

Module 2 – Our Learning Systems

This module will introduce you to the various online systems you will deal with as a student, from MyAberdeen to the Student Hub.

Complete Module 2 by visiting this link.

Module 3 – Student Life

This module discusses how to enhance your student life whilst you study at the University of Aberdeen

Complete Module 3 by visiting this link.

Module 4 - Your Students’ Association

This module will introduce you to the Aberdeen University Students' Association, and will cover the support and activities AUSA offers.

Complete Module 4 by visiting this link.

Module 5 – Support and Assistance

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you at the University of Aberdeen, to aid you in your academic studies.

Complete Module 5 by visiting this link.

Module 6 – IT Support

This module shares information on the IT support available to all students on and off campus.

Complete Module 6 by visiting this link.

Module 7 – Library

This module will introduce you to the Library resources and services.

Complete Module 7 by visiting this link.

Module 8 – BeWell

This module will equip you with top tips and practical strategies for maintaining your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing while at university.

Complete Module 8 by visiting this link.

Module 9 – Study Well

This module will provide you with an introduction to the study advice and essential plagiarism information that are required to be aware of whilst at the University of Aberdeen.

Complete Module 9 by visiting this link.

Module 10 – Health and Safety on Campus

This module will provide general health and safety information for students at the University of Aberdeen

Complete Module 10 by visiting this link.

Once you have completed this module you will then be able to start your School Orientation.
Returning Student Orientation for Postgraduate Research Students

At some point during academic year 2020/21 you will move into the next year of your research degree. We have prepared comprehensive online orientation modules tailored to your year of study. Links to these will become available in the next few weeks.

  • Year 2: Keeping Going with your PhD
  • Year 3 and/or final year: Finishing Up with your PhD
Module 1 – Who Does What at the University

This short module will introduce you to the structure of the University, and will provide a roadmap of the academic and support services available to students.

Module 1: Link coming soon

Module 2 – Our Learning Systems

This module will introduce you to the various online systems you will deal with as a student, from MyAberdeen to Turnitin.

Module 2: Link coming soon

Module 3 – Your Research Experience

This module outlines what you can expect during your research programme.   

Module 3: Link coming soon

Module 4 - Supporting your Research

This module discusses your supervisor(s), your School and the PGR School, and the several teams across the University who are here to support your research activities.

Module 4: Link coming soon

Module 5 – Library and Museums

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you in the Library, to aid you in your academic studies.

Module 5: Link coming soon

Module 6 – IT Support

This module will introduce you to the IT support available to all students on and off campus.

Module 6: Link coming soon

Module 7 – Training and Professional Development

This module will introduce you to the training and professional development available.

Module 7: Link coming soon

Module 8 – Studentships and Finances

This module will equip you with all the information you need on studentships and finances.

Module 8: Link coming soon

Module 9 – Study Well

This module will provide you with an introduction to the support and resources that are available to you at the University of Aberdeen, to aid you in your academic studies.

Module 9: Link coming soon

Module 10 – Support & Assistance

This module will provide you with information on the wide variety of support and assistance available at the University of Aberdeen

Module 10: Link coming soon

Module 11 – Wellbeing

This module will equip you with top tips and practical strategies for maintaining your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing while at university.

Module 11: Link coming soon

Module 12 – Student Life

This module discusses how to enhance your student life whilst you study at the University of Aberdeen

Module 12: Link coming soon

September Welcome Week Events

On Monday 21st September and Tuesday 22nd September, 2pm-3pm (BST), we'll be hosting online Orientation events. These are your opportunity to chat live with different teams from across the University, and ask any questions or express any concerns. Links to the events are available below, where you can register for the event and join on the day.

We would ask that you please do not register for the event with your University email address, for administrative reasons.

Monday 21st September session.

Tuesday 22nd September session.

For more events happening during Welcome Week, head to the events page.

*View orientation competition terms and conditions.