Are you familiar with granite? If you go to Aberdeen, you’ll see that most of the grand public buildings are constructed of this sparkling, silvery stone. That’s why it’s called the ‘Granite City’!
The modern city centre is busy and prosperous – the result of Aberdeen having been at the centre of the UK’s exploitation of gas and oil reserves in the North Sea. The University is located close enough for the city to be accessible, but still in a quieter area full of character called Old Aberdeen. Founded in 1495, Aberdeen University is the fifth oldest in the English-speaking world. But when KE students visit, they usually attend a presentation in the brilliant new library building, which clearly shows that Aberdeen is looking to the future rather than the past. Come and hear local students tell you why they think that Aberdeen is special!