Starting University is a Life Experience

Starting university is a life experience. It’s a rite of passage, and an exciting new development in the life of a student.

The courses one selects are quite rightly at the top of the priority list – mapping out your learning journey is the whole reason for entering this brave new world – but any student will tell you there is even more to the experience than that.

It is an opportunity to take in a city, and everything it has to offer. Its heritage, its quirks, its nightlife and its people. This shapes a hugely significant aspect of the adventure, and with that in mind, it is no surprise that Aberdeen is so highly-regarded in the student community.

Aberdeen, which is Scotland’s third most populous city, has a bit of everything. It is steeped in history and character, from the breath-taking architecture like Craigievar Castle and St Machar’s Cathedral, to the fun of Balmedie Beach and Johnston Gardens, right the way through to the buzzing nightlife offering up a string of popular pubs, bars and nightclubs.

BrewDog Aberdeen and Casc have proved popular destinations for revellers, while Breakneck Comedy Club is the logical destination if you fancy a giggle after a hard day’s studying. If you’re looking to educate yourself further why not check out one of Aberdeen’s many museums such as the Aberdeen Maritime Museum or the Aberdeen Art Gallery?

The adventurous can take a short bus ride to Transition Extreme Sport Centre and enjoy a range of activities such as indoor climbing, martial arts, skateboarding or even ‘The Rig’ – a high rope activity challenge.

Getting yourself in the thick of the action is more straightforward when selecting the right student accommodation.


Easy access to your university, local amenities and the hotspots you are dying to visit enhances student life immediately

Homes for Students is one of the UK’s leading providers of student accommodation, working in partnership with universities and student unions in order to deliver the best possible student experience.

One of Homes for Students’ exciting new properties is Powis Place, an Aberdeen student accommodation, boasting a range of en-suite clusters and a choice of high specification studios. The walk to the University of Aberdeen takes less than a quarter-of-an-hour, and it is only 10 minutes away from the busy city centre.

There is even a bus stop directly outside Powis Place, giving you access to the city within minutes.

The property is near the main shopping areas, including Union Street, which is jam-packed with stores and restaurants. A short walk along George’s Street takes you to Bon Accord & St Nicholas shopping centre, the second largest of its kind in the city, where you will find household names like John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Next and Topshop.

Powis Place is ideally located to make the most of Aberdeen’s nightlife, whether you fancy a night out or just a quiet drink with friends. Within a short walk, or just a couple of minutes in a taxi, the hotspots in and around Union Street are easily reached.

Prices start at £150 per week at Powis Place. Homes for Students offers all-inclusive rents, 100MB WiFi, secure parking and a free gym and swim membership at the Aberdeen Sports Village.