History & Excellence
Why choose Aberdeen?
What can I study? (Undergraduate)
What can I study? (Postgraduate part 1)
What can I study? (Postgraduate part 2)
Where will I live?
How much will university cost?
Are there any scholarships?
What learning resources are there?
What about support for students?
Can I study abroad?
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What learning resources are there?
A Million-Volume Library
The Library, on four sites over two campuses, is one of the largest and best equipped in Scotland, offering the very best learning resources to support your studies. The largest site is Queen Mother Library (arts, social sciences, including the stock of the former Education Library, and science), with nearly 700 study spaces on six floors. A further 600 seats are available at the other sites. Also on the Old Aberdeen campus, the Taylor Library and European Documentation Centre cover law with official UK and EU publications; Special Libraries and Archives are housed in King’s College. The Medical Library on the Foresterhill Campus is for students of medicine and medical sciences. All library sites have facilities for disabled users. We have over one million volumes in our collections, from fascinating ancient papyri to electronic journals, all easily accessible through our online catalogue. You’ll find an extensive range of electronic resources, and, in addition to the clusters of PCs in all libraries, you can borrow wireless laptops for use within the Queen Mother and Taylor Libraries. The Library holds books and journals that appear on your reading lists. These are available for reference or overnight loan through Heavy Demand. You can also borrow through inter-library loans.
We also offer fax, telephone, and self-service colour copying facilities and - usefully for postgraduate students - we provide thesis and project binding and other specialist services or you can browse the Web on the PCs available at all Library venues.
For more information visit www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library
For five hundred years the library has been at the heart of the University of Aberdeen and plans for a new Library will spearhead our 10-year development programme to develop our facilities to meet our academic aspirations. To read more on this exciting development visit www.abdn.ac.uk/newlibrary
Computing & Help Desk Services
Computers are very much a part of student life: word-processing assignments, communicating via e-mail and searching for info on the Internet are essential skills.
We support a variety of web and computer based resources, complementing your studies and allowing you to manage and review coursework at your pace and in your own time. And, you'll be relieved to hear, our IT Help Desk staff will be there to give you help whenever you need it! There is a Help Desk in the computing centre and in all the main libraries. Visit www.abdn.ac.uk/diss for more information.
Also, if you wish to purchase your own laptop, we have an agreement with manufacturers which allows our students to enjoy a significant discount on certain brands. Visit www.studentstore.co.uk/aberdeen for more information.
Museums & Special Collections
We are very proud of our museums and collections, which are open to both students and the public and are well worth a visit. Special Libraries and Archives hold over 180,000 volumes, including a great deal of rare and unusual material. It is complemented by Marischal Museum, which holds collections of international importance, built up over several centuries. Students from many departments visit the museum during their studies, and also just to view the permanent and changing exhibitions and art collections. The University has six other internationally important museums and collections (Anatomy Museum, Geological Collections, Herbarium, Natural Philosophy Collection of Scientific Instruments, Pathology & Forensic Medicine Collections, Zoology Museum), which support taught courses. Together, the University has the 6th most important museum collection in the country.
For more information visit www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/historic/museums
High-Tech Language Learning
Our Language Centre is open to all students and staff. The Centre offers excellent audio, video, computer and satellite television facilities, an extensive library covering up to 50 different languages, courses for students whose native language is not English and all the language learning advice and support you need whether you are aiming for a degree in languages, planning an exchange visit, have an eye on your CV, or are fascinated by other cultures and languages. www.abdn.ac.uk/languagecentre
Gain The Most from Your Studies
Studying at University can be a challenging experience - how do you make useful notes at a lecture? How do you write an effective assignment? How do you manage your study time? How do you prepare for exams? The Student Learning Service is here to help you. Each semester, we offer a series of workshops designed to address these topics and more. We also offer individual appointments, where you can meet to discuss your learning issues. www.abdn.ac.uk/sls.
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