*Prices accurate as of January 2017 - Please visit RGU website for most recent prices.
Mealmarket Exchange is run by Unite Students and is located in the city centre with over three hundred and sixty residents. There are over two hundred residents from RGU with ensuite rooms with five rooms per flat. The site has three 5 or 7 floor blocks, with lifts. The flats have a communal kitchen and lounge with all rooms having an ensuite shower, sink and toilet. Mealmarket Exchange is well connected to a number of local activities in the City Centre and is only a five minute walk to a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops.
- Mealmarket Exchange is in a fantastic location for students wanting access to the city centre for part time work or social activities. Union Square, Union Street and the beach are all within 15 minutes walk.
- With up to 360 students on site from a mixture of both universities and the college, this is a good place to meet people and socialise.
- Unite-Students and the Reslife team work together to arrange social activities and events for all students.
- If your priority is for a modern ensuite room, our largest collection of ensuite accommodation is located here.
- Beds are larger than the normal single bed size, at 4ft wide instead of 3ft.
Getting To and From Mealmarket
Approx. 1 Hour Walk to RGU Campus
Mealmarket Exchange is located in the City Centre, which makes it close to a wide range of facilities, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. It is a 10 minute walk from Belmont Street, home to some of Aberdeen's most popular bars. It is only a 2 minute walk to get to a Morrisons, and King Street with a number of shops and takeaways. It is also a 15 minute walk from some of Aberdeen's biggest nightclubs. When it comes to getting to the RGU campus, it is roughly a one hour walk, down Union Street and along the length of Holburn Street to the south of the city.
Approx. 30 min Bus Journey to RGU Campus
Mealmarket Exchange is close to a number of major bus routes throughout the city. From the site, it is about a five to ten minute walk to get to the City Centre, where on Union Street students can take the First Aberdeen Route 1, 1A or 2 to get to the RGU Campus in Garthdee. This bus journey only takes around 15 minute and the buses come at least every ten minutes. The 1 and 1A service runs straight onto the university campus and often have signage for 'RGU'.
Approx. 30 min Cycle to RGU Campus
Another way to get from Mealmarket Exchange to Garthdee is to cycle. On site, there are a limited number of bike storage on the site. The RGU Students' Union run an RGU Go Green sustainability project where they have a Bike Hire Scheme
where students can get a free bike and reserve it for a semester. Students cycling from Mealmarket Exchange can take a number of routes, including an old railway line which runs from Duthie Park to Garthdee allowing cyclists a safer route to avoid the traffic.
Approx. 15 min Drive to RGU Campus
If you are looking to drive to campus, it is possible to get on-site parking at Mealmarket. Parking is for residents only, and costs around £10 per week. It is a short 15 minute drive to the RGU campus. Parking on campus in Garthdee requires an additional permit, which is often allocated to students who live the furthest away from campus with limited public transport options. There are options for parking in the community around the campus, such as On-Street parking.