Welcome Week takes place 20 to 24 September 2021, 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.

During the week we will guide you through information and resources to support you throughout your time at university. You will have the opportunity to attend events and activities, meet new people and explore campus and the range of opportunities that exist to enhance your student life.

We hope that by the end of the week you feel equipped with the information and support you need to embark on this next step.

Remember to take part in the Student Association's Freshers' Week programme - they are busy behind the scenes planning the ultimate Welcome for you.

Welcome Week Competition - Win an iPad Mini!

UoA students! We’re so excited to welcome you back that we’re running a competition giving you the chance to win an iPad mini!  

How can I win?

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is tell us in a photo, video or boomerang what makes you happy about studying at the University of Aberdeen – wherever you are! 

It could be a photograph of the seagulls on campus, a fun video of where you study in your hometown, or a boomerang of you dancing in the library. It can be as creative as you want, in fact we encourage it!  

Send your photo/video/boomerang to studentlife@abdn.ac.uk along with your name and student ID.  

Submissions will be highlighted on our social media channels so send your account handle too.  

The Competition will close on 26 September with the winner being announced on 1 October 2021. Good luck! T&Cs apply.