Covid-19 Absence Reporting: If you are absent from classes due to Covid-19 you should report through our online form. You can do this yourself or someone else can report for you.

Our self isolation toolkit offers a range of practical tools, resources and services to help students who are in self isolation. For a quick guide to support services available to you, download our Support Services guide.

Follow Government guidance

Self-isolate if you or anyone at your home has symptoms

Things to Do

Stay Social, Stay Connected

There are so many ways to stay in touch with the University community and activities. UoA Student Guide app lists events and activities that you can take part in whilst at University. Download the app to see more.

Social Media

The University runs a number of social media accounts. The main Social Media account for current students are the Student Life pages.


Student Facebook Groups
Language groups

The International Centre run regular language groups. Find out more on their Facebook page or the student event web page.

The Student Resident Assistants also run language groups. Check the Accommodation Facebook page for when they are running.

Society and Student Facebook Groups
Sports Facebook Groups
School Facebook Groups and Pages
AUSA activities 
Get involved with AUSA's What's On page.
Library and Museum
Support from our community
Alumni Buddy

There are lots of support services available to you however if you would just like to have a chat with someone, we can arrange for one of our graduates to call you while you are isolating. Please complete this form and we will put you in touch for an informal chat.

Student Resident Assistants - for UoA Residents

For students living in university accommodation the student resident assistants will be offering support and assistance.

Tel: 01224 274030 / 01224 274023 (6pm-6am),
Tel: 01224 274013 (6am-6pm); Text: 07813 529 679

Student Advice & Support Office

If you are worried about any aspect of your student life including your financial circumstances, please contact the Student Advice & Support Team by the email address on screen to discuss your concerns in confidence with an Adviser.


Pastoral Support

The University has several systems which provide pastoral and guidance support to all students throughout their studies. 

Find out about

You can also consider whether any of the following might offer you support

Support from external community

NHS Self-help Guides

The NHS have pulled together this handy collection of self help materials. The NHS is here for you and have produced a very helpful document outlining the services you should contact for health advice during Covid19.

NHS inform 

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households.


If you are worried or anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19) the MIND website has some useful tips of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

Visit website


Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone.


Feel like you need somewhere to talk?

Togetherall is  safe space, where people provide peer-to-peer emotional support, help and guidance. Its available 24/7 and monitored by trained clinicians. You can also enrol in some free online courses to help you feel in more control on your mental health.  

All you need is you need to sign up is your university email. Everything is totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them! 

Aberdeen City Council

Free support line for vulnerable residents hit hardest by the pandemic 

Grampian Coronavirus (COVID19) Assistance Hub

Gateway website for information and assistant for anyone affected by coronavirus anywhere in Grampian. Find the services you need or links to information from across the area.

Mental Health Aberdeen

Counselling and information services to adults and young people experiencing difficulties related to their mental health and wellbeing.


1st response telephone and email-based service open Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Choose life Suicide Prevention North East App

Advice and guidance app and website aimed at users in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen Bangladeshi Welfare Trust

For community support and guidance during the pandemic

Breathing Space

Confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experience low mood, depression or anxiety.  Open Weekdays 6pm to 2am and 24 hours at weekends.

  • Call: 0800 838587
  • Website -

Shout Crisis Text Line

Free 24/7 testing service in the UK for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

  • Text - Text Shout to 85258
  • Website -

Living Life  

Appointment based telephone service for anyone over the age of 16 with low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. Open Monday to Friday 1pm – 9pm

  • Call (0800 328 9655)

Who Cares Scotland

Support and advice for care experienced students or kinship carers care experienced students.

Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network

Enabling Scotland's Ethnic and Cultural minority communities to support each other and our members throughout the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.

Food Delivery Services

CFINE is working in partnership with other charities in the city to provide Emergency Food parcels via home delivery for those self-isolating who are experiencing food insecurity and in desperate need. CFINE operates a self-referral system, so you do not need to be referred by another service.

Call - 01224 596156

Website -

Aberdeen North Foodbank

Aberdeen North Foodbank, includes access points at

  • Kings Community Church, Urquhart Road
  • Bon Accord Free Church, Rosemount Viaduct
  • The Mission, St Machar Drive
  • Tillydrone Campus Foodstore, Hayton Road

Call -  01224 651000
Email  -
Website -



Telephone ordering service for vulnerable people who do not use online shopping call - 0345 322 0000.

Morrisons are also offering ‘Food boxes’ which will be delivered direct to your home and these are ordered on-line or you can choose the Morrison’s ‘Door Step Delivery’ by phoning 0345 611 6111 (option 5).

Marks & Spencer

Offering a selection of different ‘Food Boxes’ and these can be ordered on-line and delivered direct to your home


‘Food Parcel’ which will delivered direct to your home and these are ordered on-line.


Arrange delivery direct to your home by ordering on-line


If you have an on-line account already in place with Tesco, please call them on 0800 917 7359. They can’t guarantee a slot will be available, but they will do their best to prioritise you as we continue to expand our capacity.

Marks and Spencer's, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury

These supermarkets are offering a  ‘Volunteer Shopping Card’ if you rely on friends and family to get your shopping; 

This card will help you get funds to those who are getting your essentials for you. This is a contactless, safe and secure way to shop for others or allow others to shop for you.

Plan and Prepare