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Luxury Student Accommodation in Aberdeen

The Granite City is a wonderful place to become an adult during your time as a student, and from our luxury Aberdeen student accommodation you’ll have the perfect home to make the most of your surroundings. It is a cosmopolitan city of students and locals, hailing from all over the world. There is an extensive and easy to use public transport system, but it is also a city that is easy and lovely to walk around on foot. The city is built on stunning architecture and fine history, with the coast a beautiful and imposing character that makes up part of the city’s rich tradition and history, and feeds into its place as a fine purveyor of fresh seafood.

Our luxury student accommodation in Aberdeen is in the perfect location, allowing for easy travel to the universities in the city, all the bars, cafés, restaurants, live music venues, galleries, museums, and sporting events Aberdeen has to offer. There is a thriving art scene here, plenty of student-friendly activities and events, and you’re just a short distance away from some stunning national parks to explore. You want comfort at home, and we certainly provide that with our Aberdeen luxury student accommodation. It has been designed to meet the requirements of the modern student, with a spacious apartment, plenty of storage space, an en suite bathroom, study space, as well as plenty of amenities on the doorstep.

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Aberdeen Universities

This wondrous city, the Granite City, has history and tradition around every corner, with some of the finest examples of architecture in the country. This history is also found with some of the universities in the city, and from your luxury Aberdeen student accommodation you’ll be close to your study, and within easy reach of home to recharge your batteries after a long day at university.

  1. The University of Aberdeen – One of the oldest universities in the UK (the fifth oldest), the university can be traced back as far as 1495, and there is a stunning medieval campus that fits into this narrative. It is consistently voted within the top 30 universities in the country, and attracts over 10,000 students from all over the UK and the rest of the world. It has one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, and has been home to five Nobel Prize winners in its time.
  2. Robert Gordon University – With a focus on practical learning and vocational training, RGU is an innovative higher education provider based in the heart of Aberdeen. It has developed courses that help students to gain graduate-level employment, with many connections within business and industry on a local and national level. Its history as a technical college can be dated back to 1750, and it became a university in 1992. It continues to innovate, and is the only Scottish university to offer an online law degree to its students.
  3. North East Scotland College – The leading provider of professional training and vocational education in Scotland, the North East Scotland College continues to lead the way to a brighter future for those students who are willing to re-enter education, or study alongside employment on a part-time basis. It offers ultimate flexibility at a time where people need it the most, allowing for specific vocational training that helps people to make a drastic change to their lives in the form of a new career or qualification.

All of the universities and colleges in Aberdeen can be easily reached from your base at our luxury student accommodation in Aberdeen. Whether you are working part-time and taking on a vocational course, or studying full time at the University of Aberdeen, our student apartments are the perfect place to rest, to study, and to make your new home.

Eating Out in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a brilliant city for food, especially seafood, as it is a port city on the northeast coast of Scotland. As a student new to the city you might be surprised to find so many hidden gems, with cuisine from all over the world, as well as fantastic examples of local cuisine, traditional Scottish food, and excellent seafood. Whether you are looking for a light bite at lunchtime, or something a little bit fancier when you have your parents visiting, Aberdeen is home to some superb food. From your luxury Aberdeen student accommodation, you’ll be in the perfect location to give your tastebuds a treat.

  1. J. W.’s Sushi (Huntly St) – This might actually be the place where you get the most delicious food for your money anywhere in the whole of Scotland. If you live sushi, then this is definitely the place to be, delivering some of the finest sushi you can imagine, with huge servings that are bigger than the average person usually gets through. J. W.’s Sushi is a brilliant alternative to your usual sandwich choice at lunchtime, and doesn’t cost much at all.
  2. Kamoon Kitchen (Jesmond Dr) – Middleton Park might seem miles out of the way compared to some of the other places on this list, but trust us, it is well worth the trip out to Kamoon Kitchen. It is a hidden gem, serving customers tasty Lebanese street food that packs a punch of flavour. The authentic recipes include the Lebanese mixed grill and the tasty atayef pancakes.
  3. Foodstory (Thistle St) – A small café but a real favourite of students in the city. This artistic and creative hangout offers up a menu of mainly vegetarian food and is attached to a wholefoods right next door. It is an inclusive, welcoming place, with local art on the wall, and a feeling of community and social conscience.
  4. Seafood Options – It would not make any sense for us to write this section without mentioning the truly stunning selection of seafood options in the city. You’ll find some of the best, freshest, seafood dishes in the country here. Bistro Verde on The Green has some great offers, whilst The Silver Darling and Moonfish Café are a little more on the expensive side but worth paying the extra for. You’ll find a range of restaurants and pubs throughout the city serving up fresh seafood on a daily basis, some with excellent views of the coast.
  5. Books and Beans (Belmont St) – We all need a friendly coffee shop to call our own, don’t we? Books and Beans is the perfect place to sit with a book, have a cuppa, and catch up with friends. The Belmont Street location is right in the centre of all that is happening in Aberdeen, and it is a well-functioning café and bookshop rolled into one. For a lovely lunch choose from the extensive sandwich and panini menu, have a bowl of soup, and sit with a book for an hour or two between lectures. Gluten-free options are available.

Aberdeen Nightlife

Moving to a new city as a student is a daunting process, and one way to integrate quickly, get to know the city, and make new friends who are interested in similar things to you, is to work out where the best places are for a night out. From your luxury student accommodation in Aberdeen you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from some of the best nights out in town. Here, we list a few to get you started:

  1. Aberdeen Union Bar (Hillhead Student Village) – The Union Bar at the Hillhead student village has had another revamp in recent years, but the heart and soul of a student bar with plenty of drinks offers, themed parties, and a cracking night out, remains. This is a really cheap place to start a night out, including 50p ‘Wild Shots’, arcade machines, pool tables, and big screens for sporting events or things like the Eurovision Song Contest. The bar is always packed, whenever you go, so bear that in mind, but know that you’ll always have a good time there.
  2. Robert Gordon University Union (University St) – The RGU Union is located in the centre of Aberdeen, close to your luxury Aberdeen student accommodation. What this means is it is a fantastic place to have pre-drinks before a night out in the town, and also a great place to go to after a pub crawl, as it is open until late on the weekend. A big plus point is that it is the only bar in the city centre that we can think of that is open exclusively for students. There is an ‘Indie’ night every Thursday night, you can get your cheesy pop fix on a Saturday, and use your brains in the weekly pub quiz on a Tuesday.
  3. The Garage (Windmill Brae) – An absolute classic on the student scene in Aberdeen, The Garage has multiple rooms and is a favourite for its cheap drinks, and big dance classics. Disco Fridays are great to throwback to classics of yesteryear, whilst it is also a venue that has played host to plenty of big bands and artists over the years.
  4. The Institute (Bridge Place) – Three club rooms spread over two floors; The Institute provides something for everyone. The main room has a state-of-the-art sound system and plays the best EDM, whereas The Loft is a more intimate affair, the perfect place to hire out for a private party. The Gold Bar is the VIP Lounge in the venue, with a valet service and an expansive, innovative cocktail menu.
  5. The Bobbin (King St) – The Bobbin is one of the most well-known Aberdeen pubs for students. It is located next door to the campus of King’s College and is a great place to go at any time of the day. There is a brilliant menu of local pub grub of the highest order during the day, a pub quiz weekly, karaoke nights, and plenty of discounts and student-specific promotions to look out for throughout the year.

Sport in Aberdeen

As with any city, if you are interested in sport as a student there is something here for you to enjoy from your base at our luxury Aberdeen student accommodation. There are many different routes that people take with sport. For some people it is purely about staying fit and healthy, taking on individual pursuits such as running or swimming. For other people it is more about the camaraderie and making new friends in team sports. Other people are looking for a competitive edge with a view to competing at an elite level. Aberdeen is also a fantastic city for those students looking for a spectator sport and a team to get behind.

  1. Aberdeen Sports Village – This sports facility has dramatically changed the sporting landscape in the Granite City. It is home to countless high-quality sports facilities that allow for great sporting preparation, and many different sports to be played throughout the year. Here, you’ll find that there is an indoor and outdoor athletics track, a gym, a 3G football pitch that allows for year-round matches and training, and much more.
  2. Aberdeen Aquatics Centre – Within easy walking distance of our luxury student apartments in Aberdeen, the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre provides a similar level of top-quality sports facility as the Sports Village, but for watersports. There is an Olympic standard 50m swimming pool, with a 25m swimming pool also at the centre. You’ll also find diving boards, a steam room and sauna, for those of you looking to partake in a little relaxation after a swim and a dive. All abilities and levels of experience are welcome.
  3. Support the Dons – Never relegated from the Scottish top flight, Aberdeen Football Club is full of tradition and history, battling with the big boys from Glasgow over the years. The glory days of the 80s might seem a long time ago (winning two European trophies in its time), but Aberdeen consistently challenges, playing in European football. A trip to Pittodrie to see the Dons play is a must for any sports fan living in the city, and it is only a 20-minute walk from your luxury student accommodation in Aberdeen.
  4. Golf in Aberdeenshire – Golf is hugely popular in Scotland as a whole, and Aberdeenshire is no different. In fact, there are over 50 golf courses in the region, so if you are into playing or watching you’ll certainly be able to have a good day out. The standard of golf courses is up there with some of the best around, and the Royal Aberdeen was host of the 2014 Scottish Open. There are some truly stunning golf courses that run right alongside the breath-taking Scottish coastline.
  5. Hiking in Beautiful Nature – Aberdeen is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning national parks and some of the finest countryside you’ll find anywhere in the UK. If you are into hiking, cycling, or running, you’ll find that there are plenty of walking trails and cycle routes in the region, as well as other outdoor pursuits and activities. Forvie National Nature Reserve is one beautiful place to hike, with sand dunes and marked walking trails. Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle are also amazing places to go for a long walk.

Shopping in Aberdeen

Moving to a new city is daunting as a young student, and it is good to get your bearings as quickly as possible. One area where this is important is shopping, ensuring that you know exactly where to go to pick up essential items to stock the cupboards in your luxury student accommodation in Aberdeen. It’s nice to know where to find the big-name brands and high street stores that give you that comfort blanket of home, but also where the independent stores and quirky boutiques are located - the places that add the character and flavour to your new home. Late night shopping is every Thursday night, so keep an eye out on that day to make the most of the longer opening hours.

  1. Union Square – The largest shopping centre in the city, Union Square doubles up as a leisure destination as well as a shopping trip. It is open every day of the week, and until 8pm during weeknights, and you’ll find over 50 big brand stores inside. On top of that the shopping centre is also home to 30 restaurants and food outlets. Union Square is easy to find, in the very heart of Aberdeen, attached to the main railway and bus stations so it really can’t be missed. It is also home to a 10-screen cinema, including a 4DX experience.
  2. Trinity Shopping Centre – Another big city centre outlet, full of recognisable retailers, the Trinity Shopping Centre is home to brands such as Schuh, a big Primark, and Debenhams. It is very easy to find, and with the Primark store here it is a great place to get all of your clothing and bedding essentials at a budget price, a fantastic thing to hear as a student living on a budget for the first time.
  3. Bon Accord Centre – Close by on Belmont Street the Bon Accord Centre has more of a focus on fashion, beauty, and homeware. There are over 65 stores inside, and it is just a short hop inside from the lovely cobbled streets and busy bars and clubs outside. We all need some beauty products in our lives, and Bon Accord is also the best place to buy some homeware to personalise your luxury Aberdeen student accommodation.
  4. Belmont Street Market – On the last Saturday of every month the Belmont Street Market is the place to be. Stroll along the cobbled streets and find exciting stalls from local retailers and producers, selling everything from fruit and veg, meat, bread, cheese, as well as locally produced clothing, arts and crafts, and other artisanal items.
  5. Rosemount – This is the area in Aberdeen where you should head to if you are looking for an independent flavour. You’ll find plenty of stores here, independent boutiques of all shapes and sizes, selling everything from vintage clothing to jewellery, arts and crafts, gifts, and everything else in between.

Aberdeen Events

Moving to a new city is daunting as a young student, and it is good to get your bearings as quickly as possible. One area where this is important is shopping, ensuring that you know exactly where to go to pick up essential items to stock the cupboards in your luxury student accommodation in Aberdeen. It’s nice to know where to find the big-name brands and high street stores that give you that comfort blanket of home, but also where the independent stores and quirky boutiques are located - the places that add the character and flavour to your new home. Late night shopping is every Thursday night, so keep an eye out on that day to make the most of the longer opening hours.

  1. King’s Museum and the Zoology Museum – One of the oldest museums in Scotland, those of you interested in history should definitely make time to come visit this museum within the University of Aberdeen. They have collections and records that date back as far as the 17th century. Its importance can be seen with its status as Recognised Collections of National Significance.
  2. Aberdeen Art Gallery – This outstanding art gallery is home to an exciting number of collections and exhibits. You can find permanent collections of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and costume, alongside inventive and innovative art. The contemporary art collection is widely heralded as one of the finest examples of its kind in the UK.
  3. Live Entertainment – There are several exciting venues in Aberdeen, ranging from small, intimate and cosy venues, to big exhibition centres. The AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre) is home to many different types of events, including large music concerts. The Barn, The Lemon Tree, Music Hall, and His Majesty’s Theatre are all fine examples of venues hosting comedy, theatre, and music, whilst The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) will allow the Granite City to attract even bigger performers and events in the future.
  4. Belmont Filmhouse – First opened as a Trades Hall in 1896 this fantastic building is now home to an arthouse cinema that shows cult classics, world cinema, and modern film releases. For those of you who are film buffs this is a fantastic place to get lost for a few hours with your favourite films.
  5. Nuart Festival – Nuart Aberdeen has become a popular and successful festival in the city that showcases modern, urban art in all its glory. The multi-ward winning street-art festival adds even more splashes of colour to the already impressive street art in the city. Expect to see hidden art throughout the city.

This collection of events and attractions only scratches the surface of what’s on offer in the Granite City. From your luxury Aberdeen student accommodation, you’ll be easily placed to make the most of your time living in the city.