Aberdeen is the safest Scottish city!

Moving away from the familiar surroundings of your home town to study at university might be daunting. Not only are you having to think about how to navigate your way through a new city, but you may also be concerned about your safety. Well what about moving to Aberdeen, Scotland’s safest city?

Aberdeen is on the Top 10 Safest Places in the UK list, placed even higher than Edinburgh! With its vibrant atmosphere and a low number of crimes on record Aberdeen has not only gained a place in the safest cities category but has also been featured in the list of the Friendliest Cities in the UK!

Aberdeen is a student-friendly city with a young and vibrant population.

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Aberdeen has also retained it’s Purple Flag for the 7th year in a row, a prestigious award given to cities that focus on providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents.

Statistics show that Aberdeen is welcoming, friendly and safe. The people of Aberdeen are polite, helpful and have a very embracing attitude towards people from other countries, making Aberdeen’s hospitality one of the highest in the UK!

Here is what some of the current RGU students said about the city of Aberdeen and studying at RGU:

The people of Aberdeen are welcoming and they have a friendly attitude towards people from different countries.

Hamza Khan Shinwari, MSc Construction Project Management

Leaving my hometown provided an exciting opportunity to live on my own and gave me the chance to live in Aberdeen, a fantastic city for students. Everything is so close together- from shopping centres and venues for going out, to the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside.

David Gruber, 2nd year Architecture student

Aberdeen is a compact and thriving city with a good range of nightlife and easy access to the countryside. The city provides comfort and convenience at every turn and gives you ample opportunity to integrate and enjoy your own preferences.

Kamil, MSc Biomedical Technology

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire has several exciting things to do on a free day to take a break from university and work.

Ashleigh, BA (Hons) Media

There is no doubt that everyone is welcome in Aberdeen and that there is a strong feeling of community here, making Aberdeen the ideal place for students to live, study and meet others.

A walk through the city centre of Aberdeen is enough to convince you of the city’s friendly attitude and a walk around the beautiful RGU Garthdee Campus is enough to make you feel at home immediately! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for a chance to see the city through our eyes.

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