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Graduation: How to travel for free to and from the P&J

The University has organised free travel for staff to and from campus - but students can use it too


By: Anttoni James Numminen


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As previously reported by The Gaudie, The University of Aberdeen has not organised transport for students and their families travelling to and from the graduation venue at The P&J Centre in Dyce.


This is the first time in-person graduations have taken place since 2019, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, and students and their families have had to organise their own means of transport to the venue.


Graduations have previously taken place on campus, but the University has said that the "P&J Live not only offers enhanced transportation links for attendees travelling by air or rail but as the major events venue for Aberdeen it is well serviced by both Stagecoach and First, with buses running every 10 minutes from the city centre."


However, several employees within the University community have contacted The Gaudie, asking for information to be shared regarding free transport organised for staff members.

However, several employees within the University community have contacted The Gaudie, asking for information to be shared regarding free transport organised for staff members.


The staff members told The Gaudie that the bus service, which runs from the campus High Street, often only has a few people on board at a time and staff IDs are not checked.


If students and their families wish to try and make use of the service, the reported running times of the buses can be found below.


Thursday 7 July

Departing from the High Street: 07.45, 08.45, 09.45, 12.30, 13.45, 15.15, 16.15, and 17.15


Departing from the Hilton Hotel: 08.15, 09.15, 10.15, 13.00, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 20.30, and 21.30 ("or when all staff have boarded")



Friday 8 July

Departing from the High Street: 07.45, 08.45, 09.45, 12.30, and 13.45.


Departing from the Hilton Hotel: 08.15, 09.15, 10.15, 13.00, 16.45, and 18.00 ("or when all staff have boarded")



The information sent to staff, adds: "Central coaches have been contracted to provide free bus transport between Old Aberdeen and the Hilton Hotel. Collection and drop off will be on the High Street near the Chapel."


The timetable and information provided here were correct at the time of publishing, however, it may be subject to change.


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