As any great multicultural city should be, Aberdeen is passionate about food – and eating it! The city has a huge variety of restaurants and cafés to choose from, including Italian, French, Japanese, Thai, Greek and Turkish fare, among others.
Of course it’s not just what you eat, but where you eat that counts! The city has plenty of comfy bars for pub grub, intimate bistros, restaurants that boast art galleries and views of the sea and up-market restaurants.
On-campus there is a variety of different dining facilities, whether you want to grab a snack or sit down to a three course meal, plus the city centre is a mere 5 minute bus journey away.
Aberdeen has everything a city in the UK should have and more. You'll find all the major retail chains in Aberdeen, with four large city-centre shopping malls, including the piazza-style Academy and new Union Square complex. From high street stores and designer boutiques to quirky independent outlets and thrift shops, shopaholics will be delighted by the quantity and quality of places on offer.
Being a student friendly city, a lot of shops also provide student discount to everyone with a valid NUS card – it’s always worth asking in shops if they offer a discount, sometimes you just need to ask!
On-campus there are a variety of bookshops, including a Blackwells and a second-hand bookshop where friendly staff can guide you to whatever you are looking for. The Students' Union Building in the heart of the campus is home to a range of student shops which can meet all your stationery needs as well as satisfying quick fix chocolate cravings or gearing you up with University branded clothes.