What a great place! Great buildings, great people, great nightlife and good shopping.
Is closed now but it was wicked when it was open. Apparently new union is good tho.
Brill! lots of choice. Great musical theatre society "Treading the boards".
Up to date.
interesting and nice - all of them!
Nowhere near any other city so it has everything! Great city. Miss it lots.
Good reputation for finding work. Lots of grads stay on to do post-grad courses.
Aberdeen Uni is a really great place and pretty much everyone is really friendly and easy to get along with
Theres hundreds of them. Im on the snowboard and laraig, plus joining the sailing this year. you get to meet so many new people who like the same things as you
I really enjoy my course and there arent hundreds of people doing it which is great. If you have any problems its easy to speak to the lecturers about it. some lecturers are better than other
There are loads of job opertunities, specially for my course and the oil and energy service right on the door step
I stayed in halls for my first year - Hector Boece to be exact. It looks like the ghetto but the poeple that lived there were great banter. Just dont do it for 2 years. I could just deal with one. it was worth what we paid for it and great to get to meet people but i like my own space
It small, theres not much to it but you can have a laugh and the drinks is cheap
Massive library, pretty good sports facilities, loadsa computers and theres the Hub, with internet access, cafe and subway.
work hard and play hard is what its all about. Aberdeen is a city which is always on the go every day of the week. Most shop are open till 6 during the week and late night on a thursday, there are clubs open every night of the week. there is soo much to do no matter what your into. Best pubs i think are ma camerons and Archibald Simpsons, they are not cramed with students to its good the chill out.
Aberdeen uni is a lovely wee campus, and the city itself may be small but there's still a whole load of stuff to do. Well worth checking out especially for certain subjects.
The union itself isn't on campus but just outside the centre of town, fantastic for getting a few cheap drinks in before you start your night out. Good events, including 'beer or no beer' and the Union quiz.
A nice range of clubs and soc's ranging from the usual rugby, football to stuff like ultimate Frisbee and underwater hockey. The societies are just as varied with faith, nationality, subject and just plain random ones, we apparently have the only Harry Potter Society in Scotland, not sure if this is something to be proud about or not.
Halls are the best way to start uni, we've some off and on campus, with a range of prices. I stayed in South House, the swisher self catered and they were pretty good. The accommodation office is good if you have any requests, like not being in a flat of 17 year olds.
The library?s pretty good, we've tons of computers and the whole campus is now wireless too. We've a gym and swimming pool on campus though you do have to pay for membership it's much cheaper than your average private gym.
Personally I think my courses and the staff are fab. In first year I had about 15 hours a week in uni, now in my last semester of fourth I have 3 hours a week, but I also have to write my dissertation. I was gives pretty much a free reign with this and there's a load of choice with history courses weather you want to do ancient/modern or anything in between. The Celtic department is small and friendly everyone knows everyone which gives for a nice atmosphere during class.
For a small place the nightlife?s pretty good, I'd say something on every night that's enjoyable. We've 24 hour computer rooms on campus and in halls so those last minute essays can be typed up. The best place to go on a night out is Belmont Street.
Something like 97% of our graduates go on to a job or further education within 6 months of graduating. Staying on for post grad is easy and my departments helped me apply and advised me about what to take. After being at uni I know this is where I want to stay, my lectures have all been enthusiastic about me wanting to be an academic, which has been great.
I am enjoying the University of Aberdeen so much that I am doing my third degree here now. Just can't seem to get away from the place. Not that I would want to. It's a fun, lively, and friendly place to study and live.
I used to visit our old Union back during my undergraduate years. I haven't been to our new Union yet, so can't possibly comment on it. Some of my friends seem to enjoy it.
With around 50 sports clubs and around 70 student societies Aberdeen University caters to all tastes and hobbies. Clubs and societies are a great way of meeting people and making new friends. I met some of my best friends through societies in my first years at university.
I have never stayed in university accommodation so can only give this a neutral 5.
Aberdeen takes good care of its students. There are plenty of computers, generous library opening hours and wireless internet all over campus and in all the halls of residence. I particularly like the gym which helped me loose a lot of weight and get back into shape.
I have enjoyed most of my classes during my many years at UoA. Of course, there were some that were somewhat boring or badly taught, but I also had some excellent ones that really opened my eyes and made me think differently about things. I especially recommend the Master of Letters in Strategic Studies. I am also enjoying my PhD right now, even if it has ups and downs.
Aberdeen is a great city to live in. It caters to all tastes from wild parties till the early hours of the morning to a night out at the theatre. There's bars, pubs, clubs, movie houses, great restaurants (from Japanese to Greek, you can eat your way around the world without having to leave Aberdeen).
About 90% of Aberdeen graduates find a job or continue their studies within six months of leaving university. And from what I know Aberdeen has the highest starting graduate salaries in all of Scotland. I am not to sure yet what I want to do once I am done here, but I am sure my degrees from Aberdeen will be invaluable in securing a good and interesting job.
Although 1st year is a lot like S6/yr13, the banter is good, the science lectures are generally interesting & making new friends in 1st year is very easy. The halls of residence aren't fantastic but the banter is pretty good- especially with cheap pubs nearby every student residence in the city!
In the 1st week the student union made a pretty good effort to attract new folk to come & socialise eg: Shagtag, Beer or no Beer, quizzes etc but the actual venue is quite small & only consists of 2 bars on 2 floors. However, it is a great place to get really cheap drinks before hitting the nightclubs.
There's pretty much a club for every taste. I'd particularly recommend the athletics club because there's expert coaching & now that I'm vice-captain, I'm organising more fun nights out!
Currently in Crombie Hall. Not got an en-suite room but it's still pretty nice. Only quibble is the price. £100 a week is quite hefty; for that price I'd at least expect an en-suite room or internet access in my own room. Plus side is, the rooms are spacious & the atmosphere in halls is generally good.
Library = excellent. Big, plenty of computers & lots of space to study alone.
There's a pub on the halls complex, although it's off campus. It's pretty cheap (£1.50 per pint, £1.80 double vodka & coke) & if you dont mind a 10min. walk to get there it's great.
Sports facilities = satisfactory. There are playing fields, squash courts & a gym but the tennis courts, gym & running track are not up to scratch. The track is being shut down for renovation anyway but the gym is a bit small & outdated. It's still got all the essentials but if it were twice as big with more CV machines it would be just dandy!
I like my course but 1st year was a lot like S6/yr 13. As long as you work enough to not forget what you learnt in Adv.higher/A-level you'll be fine. Some of the lecturers are really good but some of them are really bad & boring as well! (Chemistry!!) In BioMed we have 10 hrs a week of lectures with practicals every 2nd week. They can be boring except the Sports Scoence ones which are even, dare I say it, fun!
Well, if you live at Hillhead (the big halls complex) then there's the Watering Hole which is pretty cheap & has a good atmosphere. If you're at Crombie-Johnston there's the Bobbin which is 3mins away & is a cheap, bright & cheerful student pub & if you're anyway else in student accomodation then there's town which has many student-centered places.
Nightclub-wise, there are more than 15 to choose from, although the main ones are Liquid, Tiger-Tiger, Exodus, Espionage & Moshulu. Belmont Street is the best street for bars & all the way up Union street there are pubs and clubs for every age.
Wherever you go, most places serve pints & doubles for under £2.50. Usually if nobody can be bothered going out then there are good nights to be had in halls.... although this isn't always the case as halls can be quite dull at times.
There are many job opportunities for those doing medical & science degrees, especially chemistry/petroleum geology/BioMed etc. The oil companies are always keen to get new graduates working for them & there are several pharmaceutical companies prepared to take on graduates. Also, there's a good chance MA students can get sponsorships from big companies, so it's worthwhile doing an MA.