We know that the social aspect of University is an important part of the overall experience. There is still a lot of unique and exciting activity happening throughout our beautiful city and there will be many alternatives to on campus activity as we welcome you in September. Find out more about what’s on throughout the city and check back to see what activity we have planned on and off campus in the lead up to welcoming you in September and beyond.

What’s on in the City

Although many of our usual fantastic city-wide events have had to be rescheduled this year, there are still lots of opportunities to explore the city from the comfort of your own home. Go on virtual tours of castles, browse art collections, stream live entertainment, cook a local dish and read exciting guest blogs.

Experience culture and arts

Girl admiring sculpture in art gallery

Image Credit - Felix Mooneeram

Aberdeen is home to some fantastic venues, regularly welcoming the biggest names in music, West End shows and comedy acts. Our newly refurbished Art Gallery is one of many venues displaying iconic and home-grown art throughout the region.

Although these venues are unable to open at the moment, there are many alternative ways to enjoy the wide range of arts and culture Aberdeen has to offer. From tours of the art galleries to the gruesome history of Peterhead Prison Museum, there is something for everyone. 

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The Great Outdoors

Surfers in water at Aberdeen Beach

Image credit - VisitAbdn

We are lucky to be located in a beautiful part of the world which offers a wide range of outdoor activities, glorious scenery and wide-open spaces for you to enjoy through this time. From world famous golf courses, to beautiful coastal walks, forest adventures to water sports, there are plenty of activities to enjoy whilst socially distancing.

Explore the great outdoors

Food and drink

As lockdown begins to ease some of our fantastic bars and restaurants are beginning to open up. Many also offer innovative delivery and take away services for all to enjoy.



What’s on at the University of Aberdeen

We know that Welcome Week and Orientation is an important part of your transition to University. Even though we can’t currently offer everything that we normally do, the University and the Aberdeen University Students’ Association are planning a range of exciting opportunities for you whether you are campus-based or joining us online initially. More information on these arrangements will follow.

In the meantime find out more about the current virtual events at the University.