Online Orientation & Welcome Events

Online Orientation & Welcome Events

Online Orientation

Our Orientation programme will take you through all the essential information you need as you prepare to begin your student life.

New UG and PGT Students (Aberdeen & Qatar)

The University’s Orientation programme consists of five parts: 

  • University of Aberdeen Orientation 
  • Academic Integrity
  • Developing your Graduate Attributes 
  • Understanding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health & Safety for Students 

Orientation is mandatory for all new UG and PGT students (including Qatar and Online Campuses). You will be able to access it on MyAberdeen upon completion of registration.  
Please note that you must complete the programme within 4 weeks of starting your studies. 

Returning Students (Aberdeen & Qatar)

All returning students are strongly encouraged to complete the Orientation programme for returners: 

New PGR Students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the university to start your research journey with us. As a postgraduate research student you will have the opportunity to attend a university wide orientation in addition to your school induction. Most Orientation events are taking place as hybrid events so will be accessible for students both on campus and completing from a distance – the full timetable for this can be found here.

There is one module that you can work through before you arrive. 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.

Welcome Events

Join us for our programme of Welcome Week events.

Campus Tours

Students can join a 60-minute student-led campus tour during Welcome Week of either 

  • King's campus 
  • Foresterhill campus

The tours will be led by one of our Student Ambassadors, who is also a current student, and will highlight buildings and facilities that you will likely use as a student. Just turn up at the tour start time and we will take care of the rest.

More information on booking will follow nearer the time.

Library Talk & Tours

New and returning students - book a Talk and Tour of the stunning Sir Duncan Rice Library so you can Learn to Use Your Library. You can book a place via the University Course Booking site - search for Library.

The 30 minute talk will introduce you to your amazing library collections and the range of services we have to help you with your studies. You will then be shown around the award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library as we explain how to use your library.

Aberdeen Sports Village Tours

Take a tour of the Aberdeen Sports Village -  the premier sport and exercise facility in Scotland, hosting an array of world-class sporting facilities. It is open to students, staff and the public with facilities for athletics, football, swimming, hockey, squash, martial arts and boxing.

The Aquatics Centre includes a 50 metre, 10 lane Olympic standard swimming pool, an international-standard diving pool with moveable floor and a health suite. It is located adjacent to Aberdeen Sports Village.

You can use the facilities at a discounted price.

Tours take place everyday during Welcome Week.

More information on booking will follow nearer the time.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy events

Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Located at 25 High street (across from Elphinstone Hall)

Welcome Week events:

Wellbeing Lounge
Come by to relax and recharge, free hot drinks provided.
Open all week when the MFC is open. 

Postgraduate Coffee & Cake
A chance to meet other postgraduate students
Tuesdays, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Wellbeing Lounge Lunch
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wellbeing Lounge for a social time
Thursdays, 12 noon - 2pm

No prebooking required, just come along!

Freshers' Fayre

More information on booking will follow nearer the time.

Come along to the Freshers Fayre to find out more about what your Students’ Union does and how you can get involved! You will meet lots of societies, sports clubs, and student groups, as well as finding some really great brands, enjoying some local food and drinks, and picking up some awesome freebies! The Freshers Fayres are a chance to have fun, meet new people, and find ways to get involved in new hobbies or activities to enhance your student experience. More information will be released closer to the event, but please get in touch with if you have any specific questions.

School Inductions - your first class

Full details of your School Induction can be found on the web page linked below. Details will also be emailed to your personal email account.

Recorded Sessions

We have made recordings of past online pre-registration events here, to ensure that you don't miss out on key information. Click on the drop-down boxes below to catch up on anything you may have missed!