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A great place to study
Aberdeen is a city which happily celebrates both our modern times and those good old days gone by.
Old Aberdeen is famed for its impressive architecture and old style fishing cottages, and the parks in the so-called 'Granite City' are claimed locally to be some of Scotland’s finest.
Thanks to its prosperous oil and gas industry, Aberdeen is a lively, cosmopolitan city with plenty of opportunity. As Scotland's third largest city, it’s fittingly home to Scotland's third oldest university and home to over 30,000 students at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.
Aberdeen caters to absolutely all tastes, with the immense beauty of Cairngorms National Park and the stunning coastline as its backdrop.
Food and drink
Where do you think Aberdeen Angus beef got its name? Your locally sourced burger produce will be the best of the best, with a famous name that precedes itself. For one of the best burgers in town, head to 99 Bar and Kitchen, with so many mouth-watering options on the menu that you’ll want to return time and time again.
Vegetarians need not feel left out though, as there are plenty of places for you to tuck in and feel right at home. Try Books and Beans for starters.
Fusion Bar and Bistro is also really popular, as is Merchant Bistro which gets rave reviews. Indian cuisine is somewhat of a delicacy in Aberdeen as well, with Shri Bheema's rating well with both students and locals alike.
Sports and leisure
Aberdeen is somewhat of an outdoor paradise, with its plentiful opportunities for skiing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, canoeing and more.
If you prefer more traditional sport, you’re covered too, with loads of swimming pools and the popular Aberdeen FC which was once managed by Manchester United FC legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
For a fun and active day out, you and your friends from our student accommodation in Aberdeen can even challenge one another to a game of bowling, which you’ll enjoy in Scotland’s largest bowling alley – or perhaps a round of golf at one of eleven golf courses in the area.
Culture and music
From historical landmarks and points of interest, beauty spots and more, Aberdeen has everything you could ever want from a city and indeed from one that you'll be calling home!
There are tons of museums and galleries that you can head to. You’ll learn all about Aberdeen’s maritime ties at the aptly-named Maritime Museum, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to become well versed in other aspects of culture at His Majesty's Theatre, which plays host to drama, ballet, opera and musicals.
Music lovers, never fear. Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, The Lemon Tree and The Music Hall for performing arts are all excellent music venues. For smaller acts and local talent, try the live music in the bars on Belmont Street.
The nightlife in Aberdeen is most definitely not lacking. For a big night out with a difference, a converted church and a reimagined monastery are just two of the places you might want to give a try.
There is plenty going on and all a short walk or a quick taxi ride to your Aberdeen student accommodation.
There are loads of bus services around, but in all fairness, you can often just walk or cycle. If the sometimes harsh Scottish weather does get the better of you though, you’ll be pleased to know there are student passes for public transportation available!
When it comes to heading outside of the city, there are plenty of ways to do so. Aberdeen Airport provides the quickest links to meet many English towns and cities, or you can reach the exciting Edinburgh in 2 hours 20 minutes, or Glasgow in around 3 hours.
Health and wellbeing
As you might imagine, The University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College all offer welfare, finance and career advice to their students.
As with any student city, you are able to seek non-judgemental and completely confidential advice on a range of issues, including sexual health, counselling services and more.
You're not alone when you stay in any of our Liberty Living residences; you'll be able to chat to the Residence Team about anything you may need.
The city offers a compact and accessible shopping experience complete with some unique retailers, while still housing the major brands you're used to on the high street.
For those who simply cannot get by without their retail therapy fix, Union Square is a £250-million retail and leisure destination which opened in 2009, and it rivals some of the UK’s largest shopping hubs.
Additionally, Aberdeen's famous Granite Mile, Union Street, is the gateway to over 800 shops, restaurants and bars.
Aberdeen might be out of the way of many places, but it’s certainly not lacking in facilities! Asda, Morrison’s and Tesco are all within walking distance of our Aberdeen student accommodation, and there’s a vast array of student staples (aka takeaways!) very close by.
There are of course also major banks, petrol stations and cash-point machines close to our Liberty Living residences.
Aberdeen has its very own airport, appropriately named Aberdeen Airport! It will connect you to many national and international locations. It is also home to a coach station (although you may find yourself taking some pretty long journeys if you’re heading from England!). Thankfully, prices are cheap, and using discount cards especially for students, you can save even more.
If you fancy taking the train, there are direct sleeper services available by rail to London, which is almost 500 miles away – a journey which takes eight hours. There are also ferries which travel to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen, which can make for some exciting adventures with your new Liberty Living flatmates.
Aberdeen may well be pretty high up as far as Scotland goes, but it’s still relatively close to other cities such as Dundee, Perth and of course, Glasgow and Edinburgh. These cities hold many festivals and music events like the Fringe festival in Edinburgh over the summer, as well as a massive street party there to bring in the New Year.
Glasgow is a thriving city with musical and cultural events taking place year round. The surrounding areas of Perth house the infamous T in the Park festival, and finally, Dundee has many historical draws including the Discovery ship Scott of the Antarctic sailed. Scotland truly is a wonderful country, perfect for intrepid explorers.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Aberdeen.
Accommodation available in Aberdeen
Liberty House – Don Street is ideal for students as it’s so close to the University of Aberdeen, and you’ll also have access to great transport links to get you around the city centre, too.
It’s not all work and no play. The residence is also close to the city centre’s busy, bustling nightlife – perfect to make the most of your student experience. As an added bonus you’ll be located only a stone’s throw from Seaton Park and its gorgeous scenery.
As with all our residences, Liberty House – Don Street is safe and secure, and all of your bills are included in your rent. We like to put your mind at ease!
Liberty House – Linksfield perfectly captures the essence of Aberdeen as it allows you to experience everything that this wonderful city has to offer. You're close to Aberdeen Sports Village as well as the city centre, and the universities themselves.
Your new home at Liberty House is one of our more intimate residences, meaning you experience the full student experience but in a cosy, comfortable fashion. You’ll get to know everyone really well, which really helps when you’re settling in.
You’ll be able to rest easy throughout your time in Aberdeen because security is included as standard. In fact, our rents are all-inclusive so you don’t have to worry about a thing except those essays!
Liberty House – Rosemount has the dual benefit of a strong community feel combined with close proximity to the bustling city centre and Robert Gordon University so that you can make the most of your student experience.
When you stay at the residence you’ll find it easy to settle in; it's small enough to get to know everyone’s face and yet large enough to make plenty of new friends.
Your time in Aberdeen will go smoothly because we’re looking out for you – security is included in your rent as standard. We also include all of your bills, too, because we’d love for you to be able to knuckle down and focus on your studies.
Liberty House – St Peters is affordable, accessible, and crucially, it’s centrally located. Whether you need to be at campus or want to chill in the city (or even at the beach), you’re able to do just that.
We hope that the residence becomes your home away from home; and with its intimate feel you should be able to settle in fairly quickly. There will be plenty of people for you to meet from all over the world.
Our student accommodation is all-inclusive, meaning that your bills, Wi-Fi and even security is included in the price. We feel like this allows you to focus on what really matters – making the most of your education and your student experience.
Why choose Liberty Living?
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems,, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 48 residences in 19 cities.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation in Aberdeen.