While you are waiting to arrive in Aberdeen and move in to your new student accommodation at Robert Gordon University, here are some tips to help you start planning.

Here is all the information you need to know and answer any queries you have.

Getting ready for halls checklist (pdf 59kb)

Download our handy checklist

Getting ready for halls checklist (pdf 59kb)

What to bring and what not to bring

What to Bring

We do not provide bedding or towels at any of our sites. Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils such as pots and pans are only provided at Ardmuir Trinity Court.

Bedding packs, towels, kitchen packs and many other items can be ordered in advance from our partners at UniKitOut. Use the code RGU16 to get a 10% discount and the items you order will be delivered straight to our accommodation and placed in your room ready for your arrival.

Alternatively, there are also shops and supermarkets close to all of our accommodation sites where you will be able to purchase items when you arrive.

Do not bring:

Please do not bring any of the following items as they are not permitted in our accommodation:

  • Chip pans
  • Deep fat fryers designed to be used on the hob. (Electrically operated fryers with a safety cut-off are permitted).
  • Candles or any items with a naked flame
  • Portable heaters, radiators or other heating appliances unless issued by University staff
  • Any offensive or dangerous weapons including air pistols, hunting knives, martial weapons and fireworks

What's included in your accommodation

Getting to know your new home

Hopefully much of the information you will want to know can be found on our website.

Each of our accommodation sites has an Information Sheet along with maps, photos, virtual tours and information about the local area.

Site Information Sheets - All sites

Accommodation Locations

Join our Facebook group to connect with us and meet your future flatmates:

RGU Accommodation Group

Local Facilities

Find out about useful services close to your accommodation:

  • Supermarkets
  • GP's
  • Bus routes
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres

View a map of some local services

New students are advised to register with a doctor on arrival. To discover local medical facilities, view our Medical Practices and Pharmacies map.

Money Matters

Rent Advance

Once you have received and accepted an offer of accommodation from us, you will be required to pay a Rent Advance of £250. The amount is deducted from the total overall rent that you have to pay. This is not a deposit and is not returned at the end of your lease.

Rent Payments

You will need to set up a payment plan for your rent payment. You can either pay the full amount upfront, pay in three instalments at the beginning of each semester (four instalments for 50 week leases) or pay in eight monthly instalments (eleven instalments for 50 week leases). Full details of how much you need to pay and what options there are for payment are provided in your accommodation offer email. Accommodation - Finance and Insurance

What is included in your rent

Students at Craigievar Development only - your rent includes internet access and insurance only. The cost of electricity and gas must be paid separately.

For all other accommodation - your rent is fully inclusive of internet access, insurance, gas and electricity and you will also get a cleaner to assist with the communal areas once a fortnight. You will have no other bills to pay other than day to day living costs such as laundry, food and mobile phone bill!

Insurance

If you are staying in accommodation booked through RGU, core contents cover has already been arranged and is included in the price of your rent. However, you may wish to insure additional items that are not already covered.

You must complete the following steps to confirm that your possessions are insured:

  • Visit the Endsleigh Student Halls Insurance webpages to review your cover, using the appropriate policy number below
  • If you wish, you can add or extend insurance for any items that are not already covered, such as your laptops and mobile phones, or to cover items outside of your room.
  • Download a copy of your insurance certificate for safe-keeping

The appropriate policy numbers for residents with leases of any length between September 2016 and August 2017 inclusive are:

  • St Peters Halls and Rosemount Halls are covered under policy number HH1088
  • Mealmarket Exchange and Spring Gardens are covered under policy number HH1072
  • All of our other properties are covered under policy number HH1080

If you have any questions, contact Endsleigh, quoting the appropriate policy number.

What's included in your accommodation

Compare what's included in our accommodation.

   
Ardmuir Trinity Court 
Craigievar Development
Round Tower
 
Crathie Student Village
Ramsay Development
Square Tower
Woolmanhill
 
Rosemount Halls
St Peters 
Mealmarket Exchange
Spring Gardens
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Please contact us at accommodation@rgu.ac.uk if you have any questions or require further information.

We look forward to meeting you!

  • RGU: ResLife

    Members of the RGU: ResLife team in red and yellow uniform hoodies

    The RGU: ResLife team supports your time in student accommodation and beyond, with Residence Assistants providing out-of-hours care and a Community team helping residents to integrate socially.