Deciding on where to study is just about the most important decision you’ll make at University. After all, no-one wants to spend 3 years in a city they don’t absolutely love!
If you want to make a decision that you won’t regret, look no further than the historic city of Aberdeen. With plenty to do and wonderful surroundings to see, here are the top 6 benefits of studying in Aberdeen:
Let’s face it – a great night out is one of the biggest considerations for picking where to study. Thankfully, Aberdeen offers this in abundance! You’ll never have to look far for exciting nightlife, whether you want to visit Krakatoa for cocktails, Drummonds for live music, or Vogue for feel-good music. And if you’re not a club person, don’t panic – with plenty of bars and pubs, you’ll find your new go-to spot in no time.
Be entertained – and for free!
Want some easy entertainment to break up your boring study schedule? Aberdeen has plenty of activities to keep you occupied! You could go to a cinema, visit a busy food market, or enjoy a free trip to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum or Art Gallery. Wherever you look, entertainment is not hard to find!
You’ll be near the beach!
Whenever the pressure of student life becomes too much, having a nearby beach to count on isn’t the worst thing in the world. Aberdeen Beach is a peaceful sandy oasis where you can take a stroll, play some sports or simply get some fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Plenty of history to discover
There’s a reason Aberdeen is known as the ‘Granite City’. The first thing you’ll notice about the city is its stunning stone architecture, with historic castles and buildings that have inspired gothic films like Dracula. History buffs will be delighted to know that Aberdeen is also the 5th oldest University in the UK, having opened its doors centuries ago in 1495!
Beautiful natural landscape
Aberdeen isn’t all stony landscape though. Venture out a bit further, and you’ll discover that more than a quarter of Aberdeen is covered in lush green space! Duthie Park’s acres of green space make it ideal for a lunch break, while Johnstone Gardens is a tranquil spot to see flowers and wildlife.
There’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy to give you a boost during a tough exam season. Aberdeen has shopping hotspots for all kinds of students, from the high-street charms of Union Square and Trinity Shopping Centre, to a range of vintage and independent street markets. Just try not to blow your student loan all in one go!
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