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University Of Aberdeen

  1. 1. UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN Student Recruitment and Admissions Service LESLEY MACLENNAN
  2. 2. AT A GLANCE <ul><li>Founded in 1495 </li></ul><ul><li>• World-class institution boasting four Nobel Prize Winners </li></ul><ul><li>In the world’s top 130 </li></ul><ul><li>• Around 14,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>120 nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>Over 600 degree programmes across three Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Research intensive – around 90% of research activity of international quality </li></ul><ul><li>Guaranteed Accommodation </li></ul>
  3. 3. 500 years of excellence • A desk study of the strategic context • External consultations with a wide range of interest groups • Internal consultations and feedback on the reports • Visits to other world-class institutions – Harvard, Yale, Hong Kong, Melbourne • Market research on the views of applicants, parents and employers • Surveys of guidance teachers and students 500 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
  4. 4. INVESTING IN THE FUTURE <ul><li>Planned investment of £230 million over the next ten years </li></ul><ul><li>The Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Aberdeen Sports Village </li></ul><ul><li>The Suttie Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Flagship Library </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Reform </li></ul>
  5. 5. UNIQUE FACILITIES
  6. 6. UNIQUE FACILITIES <ul><li>Cultural, social and intellectual centre </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming the learning and research environment for students and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving some of Scotland’s </li></ul><ul><li>most precious cultural resources and widening cultural access </li></ul><ul><li>A bold architectural statement </li></ul><ul><li>and a significant addition to the </li></ul><ul><li>city skyline </li></ul>
  7. 7. CHOICE AND FLEXIBILITY <ul><li>Four year Honours Degree in Scotland; however, three year advanced entry available to A Level students </li></ul><ul><li>MA & BSc students study their chosen degree subject e.g. Psychology, and up to four other subjects in each of their first two years </li></ul><ul><li>Try out new subjects and tailor their degree to suit their needs and interests </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible system allows students to change degree intention up to the end of second year, in consultation with their Adviser of Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Professional qualifications e.g. Law, Teaching, do not offer the same flexibility </li></ul>
  8. 8. FINANCE <ul><li>Standard tuition fees for UK students studying in Scotland is £1,820 per year </li></ul><ul><li>for all degree courses, with the exception of Medicine where the fee is </li></ul><ul><li>£2,895 per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Applying for Support: </li></ul><ul><li>www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance </li></ul><ul><li>Student Loan – for Maintenance/Fee Loan </li></ul><ul><li>Grants/Bursaries/Scholarship </li></ul>
  9. 9. STUDY ABROAD Sixth Century Courses are specially-designed: ‘ to consider and contrast different approaches to knowledge and different methods of enquiry and, normally, examining real world problems’ and ‘to show how different disciplines work, to introduce and compare the fundamental perspectives of a number of disciplines and, normally, apply these to real world issues and problems.’ For 2010, there are 11 courses (most in both half sessions): Mankind in the Universe The Digital Society Humans and Other Animals Sustainability Fearsome Engines Risk in Society The Health and Wealth of Nations Oceans and Society Science and the Media The Mind Machine Natural World
  10. 10. EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS <ul><li>Sustained Study Programmes enable a student to undertake intensive study for two years in a subject which is not part of their core degree programme. </li></ul><ul><li>• Some are entirely new; some are built from existing courses. There are 13 SSPs: </li></ul><ul><li>• Six modern languages (French, Gaelic, German, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese) </li></ul><ul><li>• Business; Computing </li></ul><ul><li>• Biblical languages; Latin; The Classical Tradition </li></ul><ul><li>• Fit for Life </li></ul><ul><li>• Conservation and the Environment </li></ul>
  11. 11. SUPPORT FROM A CARING COMMUNITY <ul><li>• Adviser of Studies </li></ul><ul><li>• Centre for Learning & Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>• Medical Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Chaplaincy </li></ul><ul><li>Disability Support </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling Service </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Service </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE CITY
  13. 13. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information contact: Student Recruitment and Admissions Service T: 01224 272090 / 91 E: sras@abdn.ac.uk W: www.abdn.ac.uk/sras

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