SRUC's Craibstone campus has entered into an agreement with the University of Aberdeen to offer our students a range of accommodation options at the Hillhead Student Village in Don Street, Aberdeen. You can find out more in the Hillhead accommodation booklet.

The Aberdeen University complex has the space, experience, and systems in place to provide the expected duty of care for SRUC students of all ages. Room options available on the complex range from budget choices through to en-suite rooms and student flats accommodating up to seven students.

A transport service will be available to and from Craibstone.

Any new or returning student interested in accommodation should contact the University of Aberdeen residential department directly at  

Students are also welcome to utilise any other accommodation options available throughout the city of Aberdeen and the surrounding areas. 

University of Aberdeen accommodation tour

Living in Aberdeen

SRUC's Craibstone campus is about five miles from the centre of Aberdeen, Scotland’s third-largest city with a quarter of a million people, two major universities and several colleges of further and higher education.

Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan and friendly place, with an impressive array of shopping, sports and social facilities. Worth a visit are The Maritime Museum, St. Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Tolbooth, Gordon Highlanders Museum and Pitmedden Gardens and Museum of Farming Life. 

Many of the highest mountains in the UK are a short drive away in the Highlands. There are long beaches and picturesque coastlines to enjoy and over half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries are in this region. You can also take to the waves on a boat trip to visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour.

Aberdeenshire is steeped in history, with more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK. It's also home to Scotland’s only dedicated Castle trail, with a selection of 17 unique castles.

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