The University offers a variety of both catered and self-catered accommodation for students. Before applying, it is wise to think about what sort of service you require - perhaps you don’t want to have set meal times and would rather eat when you please, or alternatively you might enjoy the convenience of not having to cook for yourself.
Please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/accommodation/ for further information regarding University accommodation.
If you would prefer to meet with someone to discuss your options, please visit the University Accommodation Office in Infohub on King’s Campus.
Private ‘Student Accommodation’
There are a variety of companies who offer accommodation around the university specifically for students. These are effectively self-catered halls which tend to consist of a number of bedrooms with a communal living/ kitchen area and bathroom. These kinds of properties can be ideal if you want to live with a larger group of friends, as they are more likely to be able to cater to groups of 3 or more.
UNITE operate a number of these properties. Prices vary from property to property. For more information, please visit www.unite-students.com
Liberty Living also offer rooms like this in Liberty House. For more information, please visit www.libertystudents.com
On campus are two privately owned halls - Coopers Court and Hunter Court. Owned by Hunter Construction, they provide students with either en suite or shared bathroom rooms in multi occupancy flats. For more information, see www.hunter-construction.co.uk/students/index.html
Other companies include Ardmuir, hellostudent, and crm students
A vast majority of students move to privately owned accommodation at some point whilst at university. There is an abundance of places to look for accommodation in Aberdeen. It’s simply a case of taking the time to search through websites and call up any landlords or leasing agencies to organise a viewing of any property that you like the sound of.
We have our own online accommodation database, which you can find on the main accommodation page. It lists both rooms and flats owned by private landlords. All adverts have contact details, so students can phone up landlords directly. If you have any further questions call them on +44 (0)1224 274200 or email: email@example.com
AUSA also encourage the use of Movem.co.uk. On this website students can rate and review their accommodation, in order to keep other students informed about the best and the worst landlords, letting agents and accommodation providers in Aberdeen. It is hoped that this will provide a good resource for all students, and allow them to make more informed decisions when finding somewhere to rent.
Leasing agents are a good place to look for one, two and three bedroom properties. They tend to advertise 4-6 weeks in advance – good if you’re looking for a property in the near future. Anything that you like, simply phone up and arrange a viewing. If you like the property, you may be asked to pay a holding deposit. You may also be asked for references, so have them at the ready to save time. If you are moving from halls into a privately rented flat, you should be able to get a reference from the company who owned your halls, or from the student accommodation office if you stayed in university owned halls such as those at Hillhead.
There's a large number of websites for finding a property in Aberdeen, including, but not limited to:
Other Useful Contacts
Local Newspapers- especially good for both rooms and flats from private landlords, there are two local newspapers which have property guide: the Evening Express and the Press and Journal.
If you have any problems or difficulties, please feel free to contact us here at the AUSA Student Advice Centre where we will be happy to help.