Student life at university of Aberdeen

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I am planning to apply for the university of Aberdeen but before I did I was wondering what the university is like? Also is Aberdeen really expensive to live in and how is the nightlife?
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Hello

I am planning to apply for the university of Aberdeen but before I did I was wondering what the university is like? Also is Aberdeen really expensive to live in and how is the nightlife?
Hello Coolcat789,

I am sure you will get some answers from current students on here, especially about nightlife, but before they see your post and reply, you might like to look at our YouTube channel to get a feel for what it is like here.

Contrary to some of the historic perceptions about Aberdeen, it is no more expensive than any other city in the UK The city is seen as an oil and gas hub and this is where it gets the perception about being expensive, especially within real estate,.This sector is also comparable to other cities in being mixed.

If you are interested in taking student accommodation, you can compare prices, they are competitive for self catering or full board. Food, drink, clothes, nightlife, trains,and buses all compare favourably to other towns and cities in the UK. You can eat out for as much or as little as you want to spend. Cycling and walking across the city is easy, and you can exercise at the Sports Village just over the road from Kings College Campus. There are some trendy second hand clothing shops here if you like designer labels too.

I know a lot of students enjoy the nightlife here, which ranges from nightclubs, theatre, cinema, specialist music and comedy venues, events in student accommodation, late night bars and coffee shops, eating out, and more. We also have music on campus, and this ranges from concerts in Kings College Chapel to jazz played around the city. Aberdeen Council put on some exciting cultural activities in the city which range from light festivals, seasonal skating and holiday markets, arts and cultural events, and lots more besides. Take a look!

If you have hobbies and interests AUSA may have a society or club for it too!
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Hello

I am planning to apply for the university of Aberdeen but before I did I was wondering what the university is like? Also is Aberdeen really expensive to live in and how is the nightlife?
Hi I'm a current student at Aberdeen and I genuinely love the uni. I love the way the courses are structured, and the tutors and lecturers are passionate about what they teach. There is also a great support system and the university is very supportive and inclusive in terms of mental health, disabilities, LGBTQ, etc. The university is also slowly becoming a little greener, but there is still a long way to go.

The city itself is definitely a little more expensive than I'd like it to be, and rents are increasing. The university accommodation is also not cheap. The cheapest uni accommodation is 89 pounds a week, but you can get private shared flats from 250-350 pounds a month. So I wouldn't say that it's "really expensive", but it is definitely not cheap.

Regarding the nightlife: There are a few clubs, but because Aberdeen isn't the biggest city, the nightlife isn't even close to that of Glasgow for example. You can definitely still have a good time though, and all of that is just my personal opinion.

Maybe take a look at their instagram as well, or look at "studyinaberdeen" on insta - it's a student run page so they have some more information tailored towards student life.
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I start my MBA in Energy Management in Aberdeen in January of 2020, I just wanted to know what life on campus is like?
What are dress codes for classes etc etc?
Is there anything I really need to know in terms of apparel and etiquette for class life over there? Never studied in the Uk and I have never done a post graduate degree before? I'm a 35 year old from India I've lived and work in the UK, but this is all entirely new.
Any help in terms of advice will be greatly appreciated!
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Hello,
I start my MBA in Energy Management in Aberdeen in January of 2020, I just wanted to know what life on campus is like?
What are dress codes for classes etc etc?
Is there anything I really need to know in terms of apparel and etiquette for class life over there? Never studied in the Uk and I have never done a post graduate degree before? I'm a 35 year old from India I've lived and work in the UK, but this is all entirely new.
Any help in terms of advice will be greatly appreciated!
There are no dress codes at all, you can come in sweats if you want to. Life on campus is pretty chill - definitely take a look at the "day in a life" highlight of the "studyinaberdeen" Instagram account. They show the entire campus, and even some classes so you can get a feel for what it's like to study there.

There really isn't much to know tbh. In lectures, you're mostly just expected to sit there and take notes, but in tutorials you are expected to come prepared and ready to discuss whatever topic the tutorials covers this week.
Don't stress too much - all the first year undergraduates have never been to uni either and they adapt within the first week, so you can do it too!
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There are no dress codes at all, you can come in sweats if you want to. Life on campus is pretty chill - definitely take a look at the "day in a life" highlight of the "studyinaberdeen" Instagram account. They show the entire campus, and even some classes so you can get a feel for what it's like to study there.

There really isn't much to know tbh. In lectures, you're mostly just expected to sit there and take notes, but in tutorials you are expected to come prepared and ready to discuss whatever topic the tutorials covers this week.
Don't stress too much - all the first year undergraduates have never been to uni either and they adapt within the first week, so you can do it too!
I did see the Insta account. thank you so much for the reply! planning to live in an apartment close by to the campus. This should be fun!
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