University Of Aberdeen Open Day
Open Day programme
Elphinstone Hall – all of our academic departments and student support services will have a stand available, where you can talk with departmental staff and academics and ask any questions about student life.
Considering the PGDE? We will also have staff available to talk to you about a career in teaching and the training involved.
The full programme will be available from summer 2017.
Tours of the campus will be available throughout the day. Make your way to the meeting point outside Elphinstone Hall to join a group. A Student Ambassador will guide you around our beautiful campus, tell you about student life and the facilities available. You’re also encouraged to ask any questions you have about the University. Although the day officially starts at 10:00 we will have Campus Tours running from 09:00 for any early birds.
Sir Duncan Rice Library
The Sir Duncan Rice Library is open throughout the day. Make your way there at a convenient time for you, chat to our library staff in the foyer and collect your self-guided tour leaflet. Spend as little or as long as you would like exploring the resources available – make sure you visit the seventh floor for panoramic views across campus and out to sea!
Aberdeen Sports Village
Tours will be available every 15 minutes from 10:45 until 15:00. Make your way to the meeting point outside Elphinstone Hall to join a tour.
Halls of Residence
Take the free shuttle bus throughout the day available from the High Street in front of the Chapel from 10:30 to 14:15. Our Accommodation team will welcome you off the bus, have a tea or coffee and ask any questions you have. You can then take a self guided tour around the Halls at your own leisure.
What else is there to see on campus?
In addition to the arranged tours listed above, you are most welcome to visit the following facilities.
The Students’ Union Building is the one-stop-shop for our students with a wealth of services available. Aberdeen University Students Association (AUSA), the InfoHub and Student Advice & Support Office are located here, as well as the Accommodation Office and the Careers Service. These facilities are provided to assist students with any queries that they may have in a relaxed and friendly environment. You can also find the Tiki internet cafe here along with various shops, and the HubGrub on the first floor where a range of cuisine is served.
The King’s Museum is situated at the top of the High Street within the King’s College campus. As well as being Scotland’s newest museum, it may also be the oldest as its origins lie in a museum collection established in King’s College in 1727. King’s Museum has exhibitions changing every few months to display these collections, some involving students and academic staff collaborating with the museum to bring recent research to a wider audience.
The Cruickshank Botanic Garden is located at the northern end of the King’s College Campus. This beautiful and peaceful 11 acre garden offers year round interest to visitors, and is popular with staff and students as a quiet spot for a lunchtime picnic or simply to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the main campus. It has shrub borders, a rock and water garden, sunken garden, rose garden, herbaceous border and an arboretum, and houses a nationally important collection of over 2,500 labelled plants.