Starting university and becoming involved in academic life is an exciting experience.
It is a real opportunity to meet new people, make great friends and, for some of you, have your first taste of living independently. Whilst these are exciting times, we do understand that you might feel a little apprehensive about leaving what you know and finding a new place to live.
In order to make this process as smooth and enjoyable as possible, our Student Accommodation Office has a team of experienced staff who are here to help you with all the formalities involved.
This website will take you through the various accommodation options, with detailed information in each section.
It will outline the choices you have, from catered accommodation, where meals are provided, to self-catering flats.
Do you enjoy cooking and don't like to stick to set meal times? Then a self catered option of accommodation could be for you.
Do you want to have your meals cooked for you and not to have to budget for food? Then maybe a catered option would suit you better.
Whatever your decision, friendly and helpful staff are available at all of our accommodation throughout the year to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
Please note that the accommodation contract you will receive will be for 48 weeks (apart from New Carnegie Court where the contract is only for 40 weeks), instead of the normal 51 weeks.
Enhancing the student experience is a priority for all staff at Aberdeen and we are making significant changes to the structure of the academic year from September 2014 onwards, and this has an impact on the students joining us in September 2013.
Some students may still need to be in Aberdeen beyond the point of their accommodation contract. The Accommodation Office will ensure that no student is disadvantaged by this and will work with each student in this situation to make alternative arrangements and also to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
As part of our continued investment in our commitment to improving the student experience, we are now beginning the next phase of our refurbishment plan for Hillhead Student Village. By January 2014 we will have finished a major refurbishment of Hector Boece Court.
The central building at Hillhead is now closed for major refurbishment as well.
Don’t worry though, all the usual services will still be available.
- The24 hour reception/porters desk will be relocated to New Carnegie Court
- Access to computer rooms will still be available
- The student community centre located at Adam Smith will still be there
...and much more!
There will be times that there will noise disruption and we understand how inconvenient it will be, at times, for people who live and walk in the vicinity of the construction zone. To that end, Accommodation staff will work directly with the contractor throughout the project and keep us all informed about the progress of work and alerted to upcoming activity and disruptions that affect residents helping to minimise the negative impacts of having a construction site in our neighbourhood.
The patience and understanding of all who live in and walk through the Hillhead Student Village will be appreciated. For more information on the refurbishment please visit the relevant section of this website.
Unfortunately we will not be able to offer University accommodation to returning students for Session 2013-14.
The Student Advice Centre within the Students’ Association advertises private accommodation, further information can be found on their website at www.ausa.org.uk/supportingyou/accommodation/.
You can also visit centrocourt which is a 56 purpose built studio apartments block in the centre of Aberdeen.
Information regarding accommodation offered by private providers can be found on our website at www.abdn.ac.uk/accommodation/choosing_accommodation/other_accommodation.php
Landlord Registration number 09831/100/21180.