Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN
About City Campus
Our Aberdeen City Campus is situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. It also has excellent access to local and national transportation links such as rail and bus services.
The building is modern and dynamic, with state-of-the-art learning facilities and a wide range of social areas available to all of our students.
In recent years the campus benefited from a change to its exterior, with a re-cladding project boosting the energy use efficiency of the campus – reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and energy maintenance costs.
The modern exterior now reflects the equally modern interior and state-of-the art facilities inside the building, offering a welcoming learning environment for all.
Aberdeen City Campus boasts a range of exciting learning and teaching facilities including a TV studio, training salons, training restaurant, computing labs, science labs, a basement studio theatre, art workrooms and more!
You’ll also find no shortage of places to grab a coffee or something to eat, and can make the most of the comfortable, spacious social and study areas situated throughout.
Hair & Beauty Salons
Green Screen TV Studio
Although student parking is not available on campus, there are a number of public car parks in easy reach. The nearest is the West North Street multi-storey operated by Aberdeen City Council. Find out more charges and facilities here.
Information & Support
Our friendly staff at the Aberdeen City Campus are in place to welcome you to the building, help you find your way around and help with any questions or queries you might have.
The Campus is home to construction and automotive workshops, engineering workrooms, a top floor restaurant offering views out to the sea, a state-of-the-art fitness suite and more!
Our staff are dedicated to helping you make the most of your studying, so can assist with anything from IT queries and finding information, to how to access resources.
Where to Eat
For staff and students there are a number of places to eat and drink on campus:
- Dino’s Cafe
- Quick Byte
- The Corner Shop
- The Kitchen
- The Refectory
RECYCol is North East Scotland College’s very own charity shop.
Sport & Fitness
The Aberdeen City Campus Fitness Suite is fully equipped with cardio vascular and resistance machines, along with a free-weights area. Trained supervisors are on hand for advice or assistance, and our games hall hosts a variety of activities and exercise classes.
Study at Aberdeen City Campus
Don’t take our word for it! Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol.
Art, Design & Photography
“Coming to NESCol couldn’t have worked out better for me – I’m enjoying the experience, getting a qualification and have found related employment, I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
HND Digital Development & Design (Games Development)
“I feel the course has prepared me well for my new role and I’m excited to put my new skills into practice and have the opportunity to do something I love every day! “
PDA Childhood Practice
“To advance my career I had the choice of a PDA or to go down the degree route and I knew from the outset that my learning style was better suited to the PDA option.”
Trainee Deckhand (NPA Maritime Studies)
“Within a month of finishing I was away on my first trip onboard the Grampian Cavalier.”
HND Media & Communication
“I think College is an excellent next step as although you have moved on from school and enjoy learning in an adult environment, the class sizes are still small so you really get to know your fellow students. I just felt so much better prepared for Uni having been at College. I don’t know if I would have stuck it out if I’d gone there straight from school to be honest as it is quite a big jump. My NESCol experience undoubtedly gave me the confidence to manage the demands of the degree.”
Electrical Maintenance Engineering, SCQF Level 6
“I am more of a hands on sort of guy so the apprenticeship route worked for me.”
Business & Management
Business and Administration, SCQF Level 6
“I’ve gained invaluable on-the-job experience and it’s helped me boost my confidence in my day to day job”
Carpentry and Joinery (SVQ Level 3), SCQF Level 6
“I like the fact that with an apprenticeship you are learning from those around you. The best thing for me is working with these experienced joiners and picking up hints and tips. In my field everyone has their own way of doing things – but they get the same result.”
Business & Management
Logistics Operations, SCQF Level 7
“An apprenticeship gave me the chance to prove to myself that I can do better.”
Social Services Children and Young People, SCQF Level 7
“I started out as the lunch lady at one nursery and now I am the Manager of Peek-a-Boo nursery. I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship – I would do it again.”