ACC – Launch of New Employability Website

Aberdeen City Council launches new employability website – a great resource for parents, carers and pupils!

Today Aberdeen City Council unveils a new one-stop-shop website ABZ Works –

Aberdeen City Council’s new website enables young people and parents to easily find local information about career pathways, as well as access wider support, such as financial help, health and wellbeing advice.

The website has been developed to mitigate the economic impacts of both the pandemic and the oil and gas downtown. Developed with partners, including Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Developing the Young Workforce North East (DYWNE), the website promotes growth industry sectors, highlighting training, education and employment options in Aberdeen. 

Although the pandemic has had an impact on the economy and jobs, Aberdeen is a city of opportunity with new technologies, new industries and new jobs. We have key industries that are growing as a result of demand for new products and new services, such as health and social care, life sciences and energy, particularly renewables.  These growth industries are supported with more routes into careers, including apprenticeships, college and university courses as well as other work-based pathways, including work experience and volunteering. The website uses a mixture of animations, infographics, videos and text to link to higher and further education providers, as well as wider support services in Aberdeen.

There are also resources, specifically developed for parents and carers to support their children to make informed career choices.

If pupils want to find out more about career pathways, including university and college courses in Aberdeen, please visit ABZ Works or talk to your Guidance Teacher or your Careers Advisor.

University of Aberdeen and Other Event (2)

Open Days

Our Open Days in 2021 will take place on Tuesday 31 August and Saturday 2 October on our new virtual events platform, WorkCast. Pupils, guardians and teachers can register now for a session that suits them to watch presentations and chat live to academic and support staff – Open Day Booking Form | Study Here | The University of Aberdeen (

Enhanced Campus Visits

Register for one of our Enhanced Campus Visits on Wednesdays and selected Saturdays through to October – In-person campus visits | Study Here | The University of Aberdeen (

Unibuddy Chats for 2022 Entry Enquirers

We will be running a number of Unibuddy live chat sessions throughout the coming months. Pupils interested in applying for September 2022 or beyond are invited to join us at these events and can register online now – Virtual Events and Meetings | Study Here | The University of Aberdeen (

UCAS: Discovery Scotland

UCAS’ Discovery exhibition returns with a virtual event for all students from across Scotland. Join representatives from over 40 universities, including the University of Aberdeen, to find out more about applying via UCAS and how to plan your next steps after school –

North of Scotland Collaborative Project

Students, families and schools across the north of Scotland’s local authorities are invited to register for information and subject sessions taking place this autumn. A full events schedule can be found on the booking form and students can register for sessions they’re interested in now –

Ask Aberdeen Podcast

Thinking about applying to university? Want to hear from current students at the University of Aberdeen? Join our hosts as they interview students and staff alike, asking the questions you want to hear answers to, and find out more about the University of Aberdeen –

2022 Information Guides presentation series

We have recorded a series of mini presentations on our website covering a range of topics ahead of applying to university in 2022. Find out more about student life, watch a session just for parents and guardians, learn about the personal statement, and much more! –

#AskABDN Interactive Videos

Pupils, staff and parents/guardians can quickly find answers to our most frequently asked questions by watching our 30-second #askABDN video series –

2022 Prospectus

You can now download a copy of our 2022 full prospectus, or request a copy of our new 2022 mini prospectus to be posted to you –

Scottish Education Exhibition

Booking for the 2021 virtual Scottish Education Exhibition is now open!   

Aimed at young people considering their pathways to further and higher education, this free event features 14 Scottish universities, four colleges, SDS and SAAS.   

The event will take place on Thursday 9 September from 10am – 7pm.   

The Scottish Education Exhibition will give senior phase pupils the chance to speak to representatives from each institution, view resources and videos, download prospectuses and join live webinars covering subjects including:  

  • Alternative Routes to HE  
  • Choose and Apply  
  • Understanding Contextual Admissions  
  • Personal Statements  
  • Graduate Apprenticeships  
  • Scottish Finance (SAAS)  

Recognising the key influencing role of parents and carers, the event will also feature an information session specifically for this group.   

How to book 
Pupils will need to book their own place, but the registration process has been kept as simple and straightforward as possible.   

Sign up for the virtual 2021 Scottish Education Exhibition  

For more information about the event, please check the FAQs on the registration page.