Garthdee Campus

The Garthdee campus, in a peaceful riverside setting, started life as home to Gray's School of Art and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment. In 1998, its development began with the building of Aberdeen Business School (then known as the Faculty of Management), designed by renowned architect Norman Foster.

The campus continued to grow with the addition of the Faculty of Health & Social Care in 2002 (home to the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery and Applied Social Studies) and the £11million sports centre, RGU:SPORT, in 2005. Many of the University's administrative departments have been rehomed at Garthdee and other support facilities are also there, including a nursery and medical practice.

From September 2013, all teaching will be centred at Garthdee.

The University is committed to the development of the campus through its Masterplan, with ambitious plans for future growth.

  • Aberdeen Business School
    Aberdeen Business School
  • Aerial view of Garthdee
    Aerial view of Garthdee
  • Upstairs in the Scott Sutherland School
    Upstairs in the Scott Sutherland School
  • Architecture Construction and Surveying workshop
    Architecture Construction and Surveying workshop
  • Riverside Atrium roof
    Riverside Atrium roof
  • Careers Centre
    Careers Centre
  • Central Services Building
    Central Services Building
  • Climbing Wall
    Climbing Wall
  • Entrance to Riverside
    Entrance to Riverside
  • Faculty of Health & Social Care
    Faculty of Health & Social Care
  • Faculty of Health and Social Care building
    Faculty of Health and Social Care building
  • Faculty of Health from Riverside
    Faculty of Health from Riverside
  • Garthdee campus
    Garthdee campus
  • Garthdee in the snow
    Garthdee in the snow
  • Gray's School of Art
    Gray's School of Art
  • Inside the Riverside atrium
    Inside the Riverside atrium
  • Inside the Riverside atrium
    Inside the Riverside atrium
  • Inside the Faculty of Health and Social Care
    Inside the Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • Library seating area
    Library seating area
  • Library self serve
    Library self serve
  • Library view
    Library view
  • Outside RGU: SPORT
    Outside RGU: SPORT
  • Outside RGU:Sport
    Outside RGU:Sport
  • Roof area
    Roof area
  • View of SASS building with rowan trees
    View of SASS building with rowan trees
  • School of Architecture and the Built Environment
    School of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Student Help Point
    Student Help Point
  • Student Help Point
    Student Help Point
  • Student Support
    Student Support
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • The Atrium, Aberdeen Business School
    The Atrium, Aberdeen Business School
  • The Round Tower
    The Round Tower
  • The Square Tower
    The Square Tower
  • University Street
    University Street
  • View of RGU
    View of RGU

How to get there

The Garthdee campus is situated to the south of the city centre, on the outskirts of Aberdeen. It can be accessed by all forms of transport such as Train, Bus, Plane and Car.

By Train

The Garthdee Campus is best accessed from the Railway Station by either taxi or bus.

A taxi will take approximately 15 minutes and will cost around £5.00.

If taking the bus, exit the station via the steps across from the Station Hotel. Cross Guild Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn to the left. Enter the Mall Trinity, approximately 10 yards ahead. Proceed straight through the Mall Trinity and exit on to Union Street. Turn to the right and proceed to the first bus stop. The no. 1 or 2 buses will take you to Garthdee. 

By Bus

All buses arriving in Aberdeen will either proceed to the Bus Station, or travel along Union Street. If arriving at the Bus Station, follow the same instructions as for the Railway Station above.

If arriving on Union Street, take either the no. 1 and 2 buses from any of the designated bus stops on the south side of Union Street. The bus will take approximately 30 minutes from Union Street.

More information on Transport

By Plane

Aberdeen Airport is situated approximately 7 miles from the city centre. A taxi from the airport will take approximately 20 minutes (longer at peak times) and will cost around £15.00

The No 27 bus will take you from the airport to the Bus Station, where you can follow the instructions in the "By Bus" section above. The journey by bus will take approximately 30 minutes.

More information on Aberdeen Airport

By Car

More detailed directions on how to access the Garthdee Campus by road:

Although the Garthdee Campus is easily accessible by road, parking is very limited and should always be arranged in advance.

For more information on parking, please see Parking Information

If you are using 'Sat Nav' for directions to the Campus the postcodes are:

  • Aberdeen Business School - AB10 7QE
  • Faculty of Health and Social Care - AB10 7QG
  • Gray's School of Art - AB10 7QG
  • Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment - AB10 7QB
  • Schools of Computing and Digital Media, Engineering and Pharmacy and Life Sciences (from summer 2013) AB10 7GJ
  • Institute for Innovation Design and Sustainability AB10 7GJ
  • Institute of Health and Wellbeing Research AB10 7GJ
  • Institute for Management, Governance and Society Research AB10 7QE
  • RGU:Sport - AB10 7GE

Facilities at Garthdee

Robert Gordon University has committed £60 million to its Garthdee campus in recent years, with excellent facilities for its students and the local community, who are able to make use of facilities such as the nursery, sports centre, medical centre and library.

Clinical Skills Centre

The Clinical Skills Centre is just one of the many practical learning areas within the Faculty of Health and Social Care. It aims to promote the development of clinical skills through fostering learning, educational innovation, collaboration and research to achieve the highest possible standard of care for patients and clients.

RGU: Sport

Robert Gordon University has invested over £11 million in a state-of-the-art sports facility, which sees a dramatic improvement in sporting infrastructure available for the region and also acts as a social hub for the Garthdee campus. The facility features a 25m swimming pool, three gyms, climbing wall and bouldering room, cafe bar, three exercise studios and a vast sports hall.

Health Centre

The Garthdee Medical Group is located within the Health Centre. It is extremely important that all students register with a doctor (GP) as soon as they arrive in Aberdeen to ensure they are covered in case of an emergency. 

Nursery

The Treehouse Early Care and Education Centre provides high quality care and education for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.

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