Welcome Week takes place 17 to 21 January 2022, the week before teaching starts. It is all about helping you settle in and prepare for your academic and non-academic university life. Your participation in Welcome Week is a key part of your preparations for university as well as having fun, getting to know campus and your fellow students there are certain elements such as completing Orientation and taking part in your academic induction.

Don't miss the events and activities that we've planned to help you adjust to university life.

It is a chance for you to learn everything you need to know for a successful transition and to help you settle in and explore the campus. It includes faires and events run by our various student support services, fellow students, the Students’ Association and more.

Welcome Week January 2022

UniBuddy - get all your questions answered!

Date: Thursday, 20th January 2022
Time: 11am to 12.30pm
Venue: Online

Join our UniBuddy event, a virtual chatroom where you can get all your questions answered. Our staff are here to help with your queries before the start of term covering a wide range of topics including:

  • Registration
  • Tuition fees
  • Bank letters
  • IT Support
  • Student IDs
  • International Experience
  • Societies & clubs
  • Student Life
  • Support Services including Counselling, Chaplaincy, Disability, general Student Support
  • CVs, job interviews, internships and other career matters 
  • Wellbeing matters
  • Supporting your learning through Assistive Technology, Adacemic English and Student Learning Service
  • Covid-19 matters


Student Panel "Settling in and getting the most of your time at uni"

Date: Wednesday, 19th January 2022
Time: 12.30-1.30pm
Venue: Online

Our Student Panel is made up of current students who will speak about all things University including societies, extracurriculars, international experience, working while studying and more! Get tips & advice on how to settle in, the best places to go in town and learn how you can get the most of your time at UoA! At the end of the session, you can pose your own questions to the panel. 

Campus Tours

Explore our beautiful King's Campus on our guided walking tour that takes in the main parts of campus.

Meeting point: Hillhead

  • Monday, 17th January at 1pm 
  • Tuesday, 18th January at 11am 
  • Wednesday, 19th January at 11am 

Meeting point: Elphinstone Hall

  • Thursday, 20th January at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm
  • Monday, 24th January at 11am
  • Tuesday, 25th January at 11am
  • Wednesday, 26th January at 11am
Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) Tours

Explore the Aberdeen Sports Village - the premier sport and exercise facility in Scotland. As a UoA student you can access all the facilities for a discounted price!

Start point: Aquatics Centre (Aberdeen Sports Village)

  • Monday, 17th January at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • Tuesday, 18th January at 3pm
  • Wednesday, 19th January at 1pm and 3 pm
Refreshers 2022 by AUSA

The Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA) will run Refreshers' Events between 31st January and 11th February. Keep an eye on their website for any updates.


Recorded events and presentations of the Welcome Week in September 2021.

Who Does What and Our Learning Systems

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Join us for a tour of the different learning systems that will be used during your time at university. 


Student Support & Assistance

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Find out everything you need to know about the support available at the University, and also how Assistive Tech department can help you.  


Career Services

Watch Online

It is never too early to find out how the Careers & Employability Service can help you. This presentation will take you through all the ways Careers can assist you while at university. 

Wellbeing, Safety & Consent

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The University has a welcoming and supportive community. The Wellbeing team will talk about how they can support you during key times of the year, and the Security & Safety teams will give tips on staying safe. The Law Project will also discuss the importance of consent.

Student Life, IC & AUSA

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University is not just about studying, it's also about taking part in new activities and getting involved. Join the Student Experience team, International Centre and the Students' Association to find out how you can enrich your social calendar.  

IT & Library

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Find out all you need to know about how IT and the Library can help you at university.


Study Well & Pastoral Support

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The University has many departments and services to help support you through your studies. In this presentation we discuss the Student Learning Service, Study Well and CAD, as well as the pastoral support system.

Finance & Money Matters

Watch Online

Coming to university can be a big change, and for many it will be the first time you’re managing your own money. This may seem daunting, but not to worry! We will chat all things money and finance.

Student Panel - All things University

Our Student Panel is made up of current students who will speak about what to do in the first month of being in Aberdeen and at University. They will also touch upon extra-curricular activities, working while studying, advice for new and current students (making friends, imposter syndrome, adulting) and some health & wellness tips.