How to make the most of your time in the Deen
If you haven’t met Keith, do you even go here?
Do you need some weekend inspiration?
Here are the things you have to do before you leave the Deen, otherwise it’s like you didn’t even go here.
Go swimming in the North Sea
Probably not particularly enjoyable activity, but it would be an interesting conversation starter. Works even better if you do it naked.
Person 1: “I went swimming every day at Aberdeen beach in my student days.”
Person 2: “Oh you sound like an intriguing person, let’s talk more”
Eat a buttery
Even if it does resemble a flattened salty croissant.
Not because they taste particularly fabulous, but they were invented in Aberdeen. Trying this local delicacy could increase your cultural awareness, which is always a good thing.
Sit on King’s lawn and take pictures and put them on Facebook
It’s the stuff you see on the prospectus – all the happy students with no work to do and no hangovers.
Uploading them on Facebook also shows everyone what a great time you’re having.
They’re just super pleased to be sitting in the sun, probably just because it doesn’t happen very often.
Go on a night out in Priory
This sounds like the worst thing to do in Aberdeen, but this is what’s called character building.
On your graduation day, you will be a different person, perhaps not for the better. You will have seen things that some people will never experience in their whole lives.
That’s worth more than your degree.
Go get the chat with Keith on Spital.
He’s a a local legend and a hairdresser. Double Whammy.
Befriend a seagull
They are misunderstood creatures.
If every student in Aberdeen makes friends with a seagull each, we’re just one step closer to becoming a better society.
Aberdeen would benefit from that.
Flirt with the Insta bouncers
Everyone does it. Even the guys.
Anything to get ahead in the queue and out of the cold.
Eat a sausage roll at MacRobert Cafe
They’re actually alright, at a very student-friendly £1.35. Not quite sure what the meat content is though.
You don’t get any butter though. Gutted.
Listen to Guitar Wifey music for longer than seven seconds
This is an endurance test.
On the scale of enjoyment, it’s not quite up there with the sausage roll, but it’s something to do.
Buy five jagerbombs at The Bobbin
What else are you going to do in everyone’s favourite pub.
It’s on offer too, they’re practically giving them away.
It’s not like you don’t have a tenner kicking about to splurge on a the best prerequisite for a hangover.
Go shroom picking on campus
Because who doesn’t enjoy hallucinating in their 9am after a hefty fry-up?
Also, it’s illegal, so all your friends will think you’re really cool.
Head to a 530 party
They started off as your typically brilliant house party planners, they now have their own gigs at 42’s and Tunnels.
Instagram your last, precious moments
#aberdream #faberdeen #thedeen
Fly tip on Spital
Got a sofa lying about that you no longer need?
Chuck it on to Spital, the “furniture street”. Sorted.
Fill in your SCEF forms
You should really do this. Apparently.