The City and Campus
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city which has something for everyone, with its striking granite architecture and rich and inspiring history. It offers an excellent quality of life and its surrounding area has some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery including the impressive Dunnottar Castle. Many of the highest mountains in the UK are a short drive away in the Highlands. There are long beaches and picturesque coastlines to enjoy and over half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries are in this region. Take to the waves on a boat trip, to visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour.
Our Aberdeen Campus is based on the Craibstone Estate, about 5 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. As a city of a quarter of a million people, with two universities and several colleges of further and higher education, there is a large and vibrant student population.
It is a cosmopolitan and friendly place in which to live, with an impressive array of shopping, sports and social facilities. Worth a visit are The Maritime Museum, St. Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Tolbooth, Gordon Highlanders Museum and Pitmedden Gardens and Museum of Farming Life. There are more castles per acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in the UK, providing a wealth of history to explore. Aberdeenshire is home to Scotland’s only dedicated Castle trail, with a selection of 17 unique castles.
Aberdeen SRC President:
"Socially, SRUC Aberdeen is great. The students' bar frequently hosts discos, ceilidhs, raffles, karaoke and pub games. The proximity to Aberdeen also makes for great nightlife and the city offers excellent amenities. As Chair of the SRC I help to organise bar events, setting up new clubs, sports and fundraisers, and also the end of year ball. SRUC Aberdeen really is a great place to study, with brilliant learning facilities and opportunities and an excellent social life."