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Life at RGU

About Aberdeen

Our sparkling city of Aberdeen, in the North-east of Scotland, is the best place to live in Great Britain (HomeViews 2023).

Two surfers walking on the beach

Welcome to Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city. Aberdeen is a connected and cosmopolitan place, ideal for those looking for an exciting place to live and explore whilst they study at University.

Things To Do

Choose to explore our city of Aberdeen or nearby majestic Aberdeenshire; you’ll never be short of things to see and do while you're here. Enjoy live events, fascinating history and heritage, impressive culture and arts, delicious food and drink, and even epic outdoor adventures.

Cost of Living

Aberdeen is 1st in the UK for affordability thanks to our lower living costs (QS Best Student Cities 2022)

There is also a huge amount of culture in Aberdeen – and some amazing places to visit and explore.
Gaby , Current RGU student
I love all of the nature you can find in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, from beaches to parks, to forests.
Ribh , Current RGU student
What I love about Aberdeen is how social everyone is. Having a lot of different places to go with friends.

Our story, from our home

Our Chancellor, Dame Evelyn Glennie, shares her story of her connections to Aberdeen, her love for the natural outdoors and why she’ll never forget where she was brought up.

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