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The seaside University of Aberdeen is a community made up of 16,500 students that represent around 120 different countries. It's one of the only universities in the UK that can offer its students local mountains for skiing and snowboarding and has campus-wide WiFi.
Because of its incredible location there is a huge range of sporting activity available on campus and off including playing fields, indoor courts, a full-size indoor football pitch and athletics centre, gym, fitness suite, studios, outdoor track, hockey pitch, aquatics centre and a diving complex that is currently being developed. Additionally the university has a boathouse with a rowing club and a climbing bothy and not to mention three of five ski centres in Scotland are within 2 hours from campus. There are 58 sports clubs available to students that cover the usual and the unusual such as underwater hockey, fencing, gliding and curling. In total £28 million has been spent over recent years to create these Olympic standard sports facilities.
The city of Aberdeen is only a bus ride from campus and has everything you would expect from a city with a student population of more than 50,000. There are plenty of pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants plus all the benefits of the countryside with it's sandy beaches, rivers and hills. The city also has a lively music scene, theatre, three cinemas, an art gallery, museum, four shopping malls and a plentiful supply of part-time work and lower costs than Edinburgh or Glasgow.
The Hub is a three-storey building that is there for students to socialise and eat in HubGrub, do their shopping in ShopHub and make use of the book store. There are also two cafés with plasma TVs and places to just chill out or access the Students' Association which represents campus activities and student wellbeing and is home to services such as an Information and Advice Centre, Joblink and a Volunteering Centre giving students a chance to add great skills and experience to their CVs.
The University of Aberdeen has an impressive reputation. 90% of its research is of international quality, five Nobel Prizes have been won by alumni and 91% of students are said to gain work or further study experience in less than six months after graduating. The university offers more than 600 programmes that students can mix and match to suit their individual needs and has many links with institutions and businesses overseas offering students the opportunity to study or work abroad.
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Very pretentious university, it is honestly dying with the city. The library environment is a good resource and the Mc Roberts building is open 24/7 for studying. The zoology museum and botanic gardens is very nice and underrated. Foresterhill is amazing.
Not a very welcoming university, as an international student it is difficult to integrate. The work ethic promoted by the university is not very motivating, teaching and quality of education is poor. Old fashioned run-down campus. Would not necessarily recommend, am changing universities.
The university of aberdeen medical has failed to meet the teaching and professional standards. I have various complaints and concerns about the quality of education that I am getting. The medical school thinks self teaching clinical Procedures is normal. They harass International students and do not integrate international students with local students who are not welcoming or friendly. I would never recommend studying at the University of aberdeen especially th medical school and physician associate program. It was extremely disorganized, racist teachers and students against Americans. The students are screaming and shouting before lectures and always on facebook. The students are very rude and unprofessional and many do not speak proper English. The professors fail to support the student and I do not even have a reagent! The quality of education and standards are th worst I have ever seen! Th city of aberdeen itself is terrines! Grey, depressing and unfriendly! Very rude and trashy
Lovely campus, great facilities, and an excellent offering of societies for a university of this size. The Students Union is unfortunately in a bit of a mess with a terrible building and too few people getting involved. Rated the career services three stars because I haven't used them - it's a bit silly that they make you rate everything.
I like Aberdeen university it's pretty fancy and old but the library etc is extremely moderen. The clubs and bars are quite far away as it's not a central university but they're just a bus journey or 10 min taxi ride away (or walk if you can be bothered). ASV is very near which is good.
Truly horrible. The teaching was bland at best, making researchers teach students when they want to be in their labs is a terrible idea. One psych tutor legitimately shouted at me in front of my class for handing in a poor piece of work because I was ill. A mate studying a STEM degree couldn't understand half of his teachers' poor English. We don't have a real union, or a bar, we're half an hour from the dreadful city centre and the bus there costs £5 a day. EVERYTHING is grey, county-wide; and you're so isolated. The halls are actually way out in the countryside with only a Lidl close-by. The uni is decidedly run-down, very 60s. I found other students to be boringly conventional and rude too. I visited friends at other unis across the UK and the difference in student satisfaction was astronomical. Save your time and go elsewhere
The university of aberdeen has such a beautiful campus which is always buzzing with activity. It does lack a union but the new renovations at hill-head student campus makes sure all freshers are closely linked together. Aberdeen societies are a great way to meet new people with an amazing sports and society fair at the start of the year there no chance of missing sign ups :)
While I do realise it might sound like a cliche, I actually feel like I belong here. I realise that my university is not a world-leading insitution but I think it is more student-friendly than others and really cares about students' experience.
Aberdeen is a lovely campus. A lovely mix of old and new. The kings college and new kings building are stunning and the Sir Duncan Rice Library is incredible with spectacular views on a sunny day! There is almost every book you could ever need and a catalogue to check if the book is on the shelf.
Haven't signed up to societies yet but there seems to be a big range. Also don't know too much about the union or career options. The campus is gorgeous and the library seems really useful and has been well designed.
Having the mountains on your door step, the ocean on your door step and a fantastic campus with WiFi all over is absolutely brilliant! Brand new facilities are being built and it's a really exciting time to start a degree at the University of Aberdeen! And its not THAT cold....
With great career opportunities after graduating it's no surprise that the University of Aberdeen is one of the best universities not only in Scotland, Britain and Europe. People from all over the world come to study at the university and to experience the beautiful old fashioned campus and the very contemporary library. The city of Aberdeen is just as beautiful as the university and he nightlife is one of the best in Scotland. Studying at the University of Aberdeen will leave you with no regrets and many happy memories!
Fantastic experience. There's a great sense of community and the clubs and societies are well worth looking at (they are both inclusive and friendly). The university's degree programmes are dynamic and stimulating, and the lecturers are passionate, and for the most part prolific in their fields. I would definitely recommend giving the university a visit to fully appreciate the atmosphere.