Aberdeen


RGU

Robert Gordon University provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees.

Situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the university provides facilities that will have a real influence on your capacity to learn.

Our teaching staff have an outstanding reputation for quality and academic research and our track record in graduate employment is the best in Scotland. Our range of degree courses include online degrees as well as traditional taught courses in subjects as diverse as art and design, management and engineering.

Resonating through our culture is the desire to foster collaborative relationships with local, regional and global communities to develop socially responsible citizens and promote ethical behaviour.


Aberdeen City

Aberdeen HarbourAberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city and Europe’s energy capital - a place with historic charm, a thriving economy and cosmopolitan community of some 220,000 people. 

It is rich in history from its maritime past of boat building and fishing industries, nowadays modernised with the growth of the Oil and Gas industries. From the Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres and shopping venues, you will find something to suit everyone in this diverse multi-national City.

A coastline of spectacular beaches and dunes stretch north of the city, while to the west lies nearby Royal Deeside, home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and the eastern gateway to the mountainous Cairngorms National Park

Aberdeen BeachAberdeen caters for all cultural, leisure and entertainment tastes.

regularly attract national and international artists and companies. The city also boasts three cinema multiplexes, a Maritime Museum and first-class sports facilities.

Aberdeen is the educational centre for the north-east. The University of Aberdeen has been at the forefront of teaching and learning since 1495. Committed to excellence it is the 'global university of the north'.

You can find out more information about Aberdeen download the Aberdeen App or view a video about the city


Passport and Visa

Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements apply to them with respect to entering the UK. For information please consult your nearest British Embassy or travel agent.

Should you require an invitation letter to the conference for visa purposes, please email cpdservices@abdn.ac.uk stating your:

  • full name as it appears on your passport
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • passport number
  • passport issue date
  • passport expiry date

It is favoured that applicants register and pay to attend the conference in the first instance so that confirmation can be used as evidence of attendance.


Weather

Scotland's position on the edge of the European continent with sea on three sides means that the weather is very varied! In September the weather is normally dry and sunny, but it can be unpredictable.

The average high temperature is 15ºC, with the average low temperature being 7ºC. For more information please visit the Metoffice or the BBC Weather forecast


Eating Out in Aberdeen

As with other cities, Aberdeen has a wide range of eateries catering for most tastes! You can get links to a range of restaurants from http://www.webcafe.co.uk/ most of which provide a sample menu and an indication of price.


Currency and Banks

The official currency of UK is £ sterling. Commonly accepted credit cards are Visa, and Mastercard. Display signs are usually visible in all restaurants and shops indicating which cards they accept.

Travellers' cheques can be cashed at most banks. Most banks are closed on Saturdays and all day Sunday. There are foreign exchange booths at all major airports and in Aberdeen city centre. There is a Bank of Scotland on campus, which has an ATM, this is located in the High Street. There is a full range of Banks in Aberdeen city centre. 


Extending your Visit

If you are keen to stay longer either in the local area, or visiting the rest of Scotland, you can find information at www.visitscotland.com