Aberdeen City Campus
Find out about the study and leisure facilities at Aberdeen City Campus, as well as important resources for information and support.
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. Recently the campus has undergone 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
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.
“When you go into hairdressing at first it may seem very easy. Although you don’t need qualifications it is so much harder than it looks. It’s commitment, it’s hard work, it’s remembering, it’s being creative, it’s always knowing what you want as a finished look. As long as you are prepared for this then I would encourage anyone to go for it.”
“Apart from the obvious of learning how to deal with people professionally, it has also helped me on a personal level with my own self-confidence.”
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
“As a mature student and a home owner I have been able to work and learn at the same time – if I had returned to full time education then I would have struggled financially. I came away from school with few qualifications and didn’t think that I would go back into education. I always wanted to, but never really had the confidence. This has shown me that I have a huge potential for learning and it’s given me more interest to pick up learning again in the future.”
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
“For me the benefits of an apprenticeship are that you get hands-on practical experience compared to someone studying at Uni. I’m also earning a wage rather than racking up debt.”
“I wanted a qualification that would prove and support my ability. I chose Logistics Operations as this is the largest part of the role I carry out. I left school and worked my way up so it’s really nice to have a qualification that proves I’m competent in this area.”
“I would love to extend my knowledge of the transport industry in the future – perhaps extra courses or learning on the job. There’s lots of exciting possibilities. From my experience I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship. You gain a qualification at the end of it and there’s all the help and support around you to make sure you succeed.”
Warehousing Modern Apprenticeship
“There have been things that I didn’t think I needed to learn about that I have learnt about! It’s helped my day job dramatically – I now feel a lot more confident in what I’m doing. “
Joinery Apprenticeship (CITB)
“The beauty of a construction apprenticeship it is you can join from school, so you are earning at 16. By the time you’re 20 you’re on a full time wage compared to university which is 4 years, and then you have a traineeship.”
Electrical Installation – SECTT
“When I was looking for work I tried office jobs but knew that that just wasn’t for me. When I saw the electrical apprenticeship position advertised with Aberdeenshire Council I applied and was lucky enough to be chosen.”
Media, Communication & TV
HND Advertising & PR
“I would 100% recommend NESCol. First and foremost for the obvious academic reasons and achieving a qualification. But also for being a stepping stone to lead to other opportunities, professionally and personally. It’s an environment where you’re supported and encouraged to make your own success. With the right attitude and the help of the staff and your peers, you can make that happen. “