Natural beauty

Aberdeen has a number of parks and green spaces across the city as well as nature reserves, walking trails and woodlands in the surrounding areas. It regularly wins “Beautiful Scotland” medals.

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Aberdeen has held the prestigious Purple Flag for city centre safety for 10 consecutive years, and offers a vibrant nightlife with bars and clubs offering something for everyone.

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Gateway to the Highlands

Aberdeen offers an easy gateway to Speyside whisky trails, Inverness and Loch Ness, and the Cairngorms and Scottish Highlands, allowing you to explore the best of the Scottish countryside.

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Cultural activities

In Aberdeen you can explore a rich cultural tapestry with museums and galleries and year-round festivals and events, and immerse yourself in Aberdeenshire Highland games in the summer months.

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Beautiful beaches

One of the world’s “outstanding coastlines” according to National Geographic, the area offers beaches, wildlife including dolphins and puffins, and even surfing if you’re brave!

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Aberdeen boasts a top football club and ice hockey team, as well as ample sports facilities in the city and surrounding areas, including golf courses, pools, and winter snowsports.

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Easy travel

Aberdeen is a compact city. There’s a great city bus service, as well as SRUC buses from the centre/accommodation to campus. Trains and the nearby airport make for great connections to and fro.

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Student discounts

Opportunities abound to make use of your student discount around Aberdeen, and with everything from flagship stores, to vintage and charity shops, the city offers plenty of shopping variety.

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Local language

Doric is the Scots dialect local to Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland. Ye’ll be fine it’s nae aat complicated! If you want to ken mair, you can take a look at some words and phrases below.

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Aberdeen boasts multiple theatres and cinemas, music venues for small to major bands, and across the road from the campus, the fantastic P&J Live events arena.

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Temperatures range from around 0 degrees in the winter to upwards of 15 degrees in the summer. While winter days are shorter with a chance of some snow, summer days are much longer with clearer skies.

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Student accommodation

SRUC has an agreement with the University of Aberdeen to use accommodation in the Hillhead Student village in the city centre. There are also private rental and flatshare opportunities.

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