Living in RGU accommodation provides many benefits, including security, peace of mind, and the chance to make new friends. Pharmacy student Adam Young shares his experience living in Garthdee Round Tower, at the heart of our campus.
My name is Adam and I’m currently studying Pharmacy at RGU. During my time living in at the Garthdee Round Tower, I was also working as a ResLife Resident Assistant.
The pros of living in the Round Tower
I found that living on campus provided easy access, just a 5 to 10-minute walk, to facilities such as RGU SPORT and the Library. It was also convenient to be so close to support services like the Student Help Point. Aside from that, I think it definitely kept me motivated to go to class, especially when I was supposed to be in a lab at a short notice.
The tower is unique in the way it looks and is very close to bus stops for getting into town, and near the River Dee for calm walks. The building has a lift on site, which is handy for transporting heavy bags to the flat when moving in.
From my flat, I had beautiful views of the surrounding nature. The environment felt really private and the space inside the room was well-utilised and maximised space for clothes, shoes, and other personal belongings. I also had a personal shower, which was a bonus!
Living in student halls like the Round Tower can also prevent you from worrying about logistics, such as getting something delivered to your flat. When a parcel arrives at the building, it is held in the Garthdee House Annnex, which is just a short walk from the tower. I quite liked that as it added an extra layer of security to the site.
My highlights living in RGU halls
My highlight of living in RGU accommodation would have to be handing out freebies to residents as part of my ResLife duties. It was great to improve people’s day in that way and get to meet new people. And my favourite thing about living in Aberdeen is the friends and connections I have made here. I also find it is a relatively safe city that is not too big nor too small. It is also on the coast and has a beach, a definite plus!
If I was to offer advice to other students considering RGU accommodation, it would be to apply to a site that best meets your needs. Have a look on the RGU website to find out more.
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