Our primary virtual learning environment (VLE) is called MyAberdeen and it is where the majority of your teaching will take place.

The courses delivered through MyAberdeen are designed specifically for an online audience, utilising a range of activities including live online classrooms, videos, online quizzes, innovative online assessment, discussion boards, collaborative wikis, blogs, reflective logs, and personal journals.

If you have never learned in a VLE before you may have some anxieties about what it entails. We have created a ‘Lite’ version of MyAberdeen for you to try so you can alleviate any concerns you may have. By logging into MyAberdeen Lite on our open education platform you will have the opportunity to navigate around a sample course that will give you experience of the tools and activities that will be used once you start studying online.

  • Access MyAberdeen Lite and scroll to the Courses section.
  • Click on the Instructor’s name.
  • Click on the Enrol button.
  • Either login or create a new account.
  • Once in the course area, read the welcome message and view the welcome video.
  • Navigate to the Course Materials page and complete each of the four tasks.
  • By completing the four tasks you will receive an achievement badge.

For the best experience of MyAberdeen Lite, please use Google Chrome desktop browser. At the moment this free open platform is not optimised for viewing on mobile devices.

Please note: MyAberdeen proper is fully optimised for mobile devices. You can also download the MyAberdeen app.



This is the one-stop-shop service for support queries, the first point of contact for any issues not directly related to course work.

InfoHub’s expert team of staff can answer questions via email at any time.

IT Services

When you study with us online, you will have access to the same IT support as our on campus students. That includes a University of Aberdeen email address, personal file space on the University network that can be access remotely and access to the Toolkit, which is packed full of tips, tools and techniques to assist with your studies.

Plus our expert IT Service Desk can be accessed through a web portal to assist with any IT difficulties you encounter.

Advice and Support

Our dedicated Student Advice and Support team offers impartial and confidential advice and support on a whole range of issues, including finance, University procedures, disability information, personal matters and more. The specialists will be available you by phone or email if you have a query or difficulty.

Study Support

Online students benefit from the same study support as on campus students. The Student Learning Service can arrange study advice sessions for online students via phone or Skype.



You don’t have to visit our flagship Sir Duncan Rice Library to access their extensive collection of books, journals, archives and historic manuscripts.

As a student of the University, you will get access to the Library’s e-resources using your username and password.

Careers Service

The Careers Service provides the same advice and information for online students as on campus students, including career planning and skills development along with opportunities for networking and connecting with employers.

Students can book online or phone appointments online.

Aberdeen University Students’ Association (AUSA)

Aberdeen University Students' Association is an autonomous (independent) organisation which represents all students at all levels of the University - from your department and School right up to the Principal and high-level committees. AUSA is run by students, for students. You can find out more on the AUSA website.