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Before You Arrive


Before You Arrive

Students who lived in our accommodation told us what would have been really helpful to know before arriving in Aberdeen. Here’s some of the useful information you need to get settled quickly.

Students tell us that they really want to know in advance who they will be sharing their new accommodation with. We have created a Facebook group just for RGU students who are living in student accommodation – we would encourage you to join it and meet your flatmates and neighbours. This is a closed group so only your fellow students will be in the group.

Also, if you haven’t already, like our official Accommodation Page to keep up to date with news and information.

Getting Ready

Use our “First Week in Halls” checklist to start thinking about what to bring with you.

Start to collect the things you want to take with you from home but remember you don’t have to bring everything with you as there are plenty of shops in Aberdeen. GoGreen, part of RGU:Union, run a free shop from Kaim Cottage, situated on campus, that’s full of handy household items and clothing, all donated by past students. Drop by to see what they have and save yourself some money, and help the environment too - everything is free to a good home. 

Chat with your flatmates about sharing the cost of communal items. A full list of what is included in your accommodation can be found in our site information sheets including the size of your bed – essential when sorting out your bedding. We've also included information to describe the flats and rooms in more detail to help you know what to expect. Please note that none of our accommodation sites includes towels or bedding.

Your rent includes wifi, basic contents insurance, communal cleaning and gas and electric.

Arriving at your accommodation

We will send you an email with your link for the online induction to your accommodation shortly before your expected lease start date. This is a short but important introduction to your new accommodation. Once you have completed the induction, you will be able to book your arrival slot and print the key release form.

Contact us if you haven’t received your email about the Accommodation induction. You will not be able to collect your keys without a printed Key Release Form. Don't forget to bring a passport sized photograph with you as well.

Your key release form also acts as a handy “On the Road” guide for travel directions and contact details when you are on your way here. 

There will be someone available to issue your keys even if you arrive out of hours, so don’t panic if your flight is delayed or you are held up in traffic.

The Site Information Sheets in Our Accommodation pages have information about how to collect your keys specific to each site.

Suggestions as to what to and what not to bring are on our Checklist.

Remember overnight guests are not permitted in your accommodation during the exam period so be sure to make alternative accommodation plans if any friends or family are helping you move in.

Contact Us

We would be happy to help with any queries you have.

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