Aberdeen is an amazing place to study and live but you should be prepared for the cold and that Hillhead is not luxurious and that the learning is very self-motivated.
The union organises loads of stuff and is so enthusiastic but the union bar is not so popular and so facing closing down so future students may have to share with our rivasl - RGU.
I'm a member of Medical Sciences, Netball and Lairig (hillwalking). There is a big range and the union really encourages you to start your own. There are obscure ones once your a member its really relaxed and friendly. Some sports clubs work you hard but they love members who are new to the sport just so long as you're enthusiaistic.
I live in Hector Boece self-catering in Hillhead. My halls are often referred to as the ghetto because the conditions are not the best but Hillhead is the place to be in 1st year because its the centre for all student stuff and there is always amazing flat parties going on. However, the rooms are small and the kitchend ill equipped and there are no common rooms - all uni accomodation is what you make of it and if you bring your stuff from home and are enthusiastic then it can be sooo much fun to live here.
The Queen Mother Library is an ace place to work and the Butchart and Kings Pavillion gym facilities are incredible. Also, there are computers and printers everywhere and the study rooms at Hillhead don't close untilt he early hours. I recommend you and your friends agree on some comp rooms your will use and don't dismiss the library (its open till 10 and if you dont get uo till midday and have an exam/essay the next day then this will come in handy). The gym and swimming pool are great and open good hours and relatively cheap - if you can, get a years pass (about £80) because it really encourages you to go.
Biomed is quite intensive and i have 16 hours of lectures a week and 6 hours of practicals and tutoials every other week. So, compared to school its not intensive but the work outside the lectures is self motivated. The notes are online are absolutely amazing and you definitly should print them off before your lectures, it'll only take like half an hour to print off a weeks. They help you concentrate in class but you dont have to worry about copying stuff down so quickly - you can actually listen.
I'm used to going out in the city (leeds) and Aberdeen is ok in comparison - there are no good clubby clubs but loads of bars and pubs which always have student promotions. The buses into town are good but going back out quite early so learn when you're night bus is and get it because the taxi q will be about an hour in the freezing cold. The best bar is Bassment for cocktails and Mishulu for dancing your ass off afterwards. The priory s good for cheesy tunes and dancing and Archibald Simpsons is good for food and ale.
There is loads of support from the uni even after you leave but your job prospects are so dependant on what you do and how well you do it and Aberdeen certainly gives you every opportunity to do well and enjoy yourself in the mean time. I recommend it to everyone!!!
Would recommend it to others. Everything is so good, no need for improvements. Piece of advice: study during the year, easier to prepare for exams.
Don't really know but it looks like they are good guys.
It has alot of everything, you can probably find a society that will meet your interests.
Living in Hillmead, South house. We probably have the biggest kitchen out of all the kitchens that there are in halls! We pay £80 a week.
Great everything. The library is huge and they have got good films that you can rent for free!
The course is good, teachers are very helpful. teachers are very good at explaining things on my course.
Everything is alive until around 2am in the morning. Nice atmosphere.
Not really sure yet. Still got 4 years to think about what I wanna do.
You have to remember that its not all parties, you do have a lot of work to do and there is a big jump between the years but there is always time for a few parties and plenty of sport
There are lots of options within courses so you can keep you degree vague or really focus. There is so much to learn that its very hard to get into much depth in lecture, most of your studying is done outside class
My 1st year accomodation wasnt the best quality but everyone that i lived with made it bareable and a lot of fun, in my flat now i can have it the way i want and its right in the city centre
There is so much to do, lots of pubs and clubs and loads of sport facilities
The library is really good and were getting a new one in a couple of years, we have olympic quality sports facilites getting build right now, the union is in town and is good fun, the hub has everything you need on campus (except a pub). there are computers everywhere so there is no excuses not to find one
There is everything you can think of and if theres something else its easy to start up one, im in the sailing and snowboarding teams as well as the geography and geology societies
I start most nights out in the union cause its good place to meet everyone and its really cheep, there is quite a few theme nights but cant really have gigs as its quite small
im going to work in the oil industry and do a postgraduate degree, being in aberdeen there is a lot of opportunity for this. there is plenty of help to find a career that you want aswell
Aberdeen is fantastic: the campus is understatedly beautiful and the city is unique.
The courses are extremely flexible: I have taken classes in every subject I have an interest in, including Law, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Property.
Aberdeen is expensive. The student accommodation is poor, and the campus is surrounded by privately owned family houses, meaning that cheap accommodation is further out.
There is a lot to offer in the city. Shopping is constantly improving, more restaurants and cafes are opening (try Cafe 52 on The Green) and there is a lot of nightlife on offer.
The library is incredible. The sports facilities are incredible and still improving.
The uni has hundreds of societies. Sports are particularly good and varied (rugby, surfing, fencing), and the LGBT society is very active. The whiskey society is also very popular and cheap.
The students association run a bar at the halls of residence and a large cafe on campus. Both are cheap, comfortable, great resources. They also put on a fantastic freshers week programme of events.
The course is perfectly tailored for the career I want to go into.
Campus is lovely with top notch new facilities catering all needs.
As a student city Aberdeen offers great choice for a night out or a relaxing day in the city
Great new library, top gym facilities, olympic sized swimming pool currently being built
Huge choice, definitely something for everyone