*Prices accurate as of January 2017 - Please visit RGU website for most recent prices.
Spring Gardens is run by Unite Students and is located in the city centre with over five hundred residents. There are 96 rooms allocated for RGU students with a mix of six and seven bed flats. The site has twelve three or four floor blocks, with no lifts. The flats have a communal kitchen and lounge with shared bathrooms with two toilets and two shower rooms with one ensuite room in each flat. Spring Gardens 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.
- Spring Gardens is popular for its location – just ten minutes walking distance from all the social and employment options in and around Union Street.
- As Spring Gardens is a larger site, with around 520 students 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.
- Beds are larger than the normal single bed size, at 4ft wide instead of 3ft.
- With only six ensuite rooms here, this may not be the best site if your priority is for ensuite accommodation.
Getting To and From Spring Gardens
Approx. 1 Hour Walk to RGU Campus
Spring Gardens is located in the City Centre, which makes it close to a wide range of facilities, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. It is a 5 minute walk from Belmont Street, home to some of Aberdeen's most popular bars. It is also a ten 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
Spring Gardens 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 Spring Gardens 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 Spring Gardens 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 Spring Gardens. 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.