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The University of Aberdeen has accommodation on two main sites. Hillhead and Crombie/Johnstone. Both catered and self catered accommodation are available.

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Accommodation Policy

All first year students are guaranteed accommodation.
Please check with the university whether or not your chosen halls of residence have wheelchair access. Some do, but not all.
Deposits are around £200 and are refunded after leaving university accommodation.
Depending on accommodation chosen, contracts are for either 36, 38 or 48 weeks. Summer accommodation is available for all students in the UK who are here for holidays, summer school, work placements, etc.
Please check with the university if you would like a land line telephone in your room. Not all residences have this facility.
Wireless internet access is free of charge and available in all halls of residence.

Facilities

Hillhead Facilities

  • The Union Bar aka The Watering Hole (great student bar)
  • Self Catered rooms only
  • Fast food bar
  • Pool tables
  • WiFi internet access in all rooms and main buildings
  • Sports hall
  • Table Tennis tables
  • All weather Tennis courts/5-a-side football pitch
  • Shop
  • Various Laundry rooms
  • Three computer rooms
  • Porters and Wardens (24 hours, 7 days per week, 365 days per year)
  • TV rooms
  • Free parking
  • Vending Machines

Crombie/Johnstone Facilities

  • Catered
  • Continental Breakfast and Dinner provided Monday to Saturday, Brunch provided on Sunday.
  • A range of catering outlets, 24 hr snack vending
  • WiFi internet access in all rooms and main buildings
  • Two computer rooms
  • Various Laundry rooms
  • Resident lounge
  • Porters and Wardens (24 hours, 7 days per week)
  • TV rooms, games rooms
  • Free parking
  • Close to the Bobbin bar, very popular with students.

Residences

Hillhead Halls

Hillhead is located at Don Street in the Old Aberdeen area. This is an attractive part of Aberdeen. Easy access to Seaton Park.


Key information

  • Various week tenancy available.
  • Rent various from around £70.00 - £125 per week. (Unite NCC £140 per week)

Self-Catered Accommodation

Residence
All the rooms are self-catered at Hillhead, mainly the accomodation is flats of 5-7 rooms. The flats consist of a shower/wash room, two individual toilets and a kitchen. North Court and South House are newer flats and have higher quality kitchen facilities and larger rooms than the lower priced Hector Boece Court, Burnett House and Esslemont House. There is also Keith House, which is a building reserved for postgraduate students.
Adam Smith, Fyfe and Wavell Houses have all recently been changed from catered to self-catered, this means they have brand new kitchens. They also have new shower rooms. Roughly 20 people share 4 showers and 4 toilets. The kitchens are shared between either 5 or 10 people.The rooms are arranged as single rooms off a corridor rather than in flats, and are slightly bigger than other Hillhead rooms. A cleaner cleans the communal areas and empties the bins Mon - Fri. AS, F and W each have a TV room.

There is also a Unite hall in Hillhead - New Carnegie Court. The rooms are arranged in flats with a kitchen and sitting space. The rooms are en-suite and are a similar size to AS, F and W when the larger 3/4 bed and bigger desks are factored in.

Mail
Mail is delivered to the individual flats.
The address for students is:
Name
Flat number Room letter (eg:169B)/House name
Hillhead Halls of Residence
Don Street
Old Aberdeen
AB24 1WU
All mail for AS/F/W students is delivered to the mail room in the central building. Mail can be collected between 11:00 and 12:00 or 18:00 and 20:00. but some times the porters are in a good mood and will look for you if you ask nicely.
The address for students is:
Name
Floor/Room number/House name
Hillhead Halls of Residence
Don Street
Old Aberdeen
AB24 1WU

for the floor use B for basement, G ground, F first floor, S second and T for third

Crombie/Johnstone Halls

Situated just off King's College campus. All halls are catered flats.

Key information

  • 38-week contracts with meals provided for 36 weeks
  • Rent varies from around £105 - £125 per week


Crombie

Residence
Individual rooms, in one of four buildings (two ensuite).
Each room comes with a sink, shaving mirror/cabinet, wardrobe, shelves, a work desk, and a radiator. Bed linen, pillow and quilt are all provided, but not laundered. You may keep these at the end of the year.


Johnstone

Residence
Individual rooms, in one of six blocks within one building. All blocks are in a halls environment, with 12 rooms on each floor. Each floor is split into two main sides, with one shower, one toilet and one bathtub on each side. All rooms on one floor share one kitchen with limited functionality.
Each room comes with a sink, shaving mirror, wardrobe, 2 shelves, a work desk, and a radiator. Bed linen, pillow and quilt are all provided, but not laundered. You may keep these at the end of the year.
Mail
All mail is delivered to the mail room in the central building. Mail can be collected between 8:00 and 9:00 or 18:00 and 20:00.
The address for students is:
Name
Room number/House name
Crombie Johnston Hall
College Bounds
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3TT
Meals
There are two meals per day, breakfast and an evening meal, except on a Sunday where you get a Sunday brunch and no evening meal. Breakfast is between 8:00 and 8:40, evening meals are between 17:30 and 18:45 and Sunday brunch is from 11.30 until 13.30. There are no limits on the amount of food consumed during a meal time, but they do limit portion sizes to some of the main meal items. Most items you help yourself to.
Typical Menu

Breakfast:

  • Orange or Apple Juice
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cereal (about 8-10 choices, changing daily)
  • Yoghurt
  • Toast
  • Aberdeen Butteries
  • Tea and Coffee


Evening meal:

  • Orange or Apple juice
  • Soup and bread
  • Choice of three main courses (and always 1 or 2 vegetarian choices)
  • Baked, fried, boiled or mashed potatoes
  • Dessert (e.g. cake, ice cream, pudding)
  • 2 veg
  • Salad bar
  • Fresh fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Tea and Coffee


Sunday Brunch

  • Orange or Apple Juice
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fruit coupé (2 choices)
  • Cereal (about 8-10 choices, changing daily)
  • Fried breakfast (vegetarian option available)
  • Yoghurt
  • Toast
  • Aberdeen Butteries
  • Tea and Coffee

Elphinstone Road and King's Halls

These self catered halls are situated in the middle of campus. Normally these halls are for mature undergraduate and post-graduate students.

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