Aberdeen Summer School May 2017

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MOGLYNET SUMMER SCHOOL

Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

May 8-12th 2017

“PET IMAGING AND RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT”

Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN-European Joint Doctorate

MOGLYNET-PhD programme in drug discovery and development

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The two-day school is meant to be an introductory course to PET imaging for non-specialists

Travel Information and Accommodations

The University is located within a city at the heart of a diverse and thriving regional economy.

By Air

Aberdeen’s international airport is served by a number of major carriers, providing an extensive network of routes throughout the UK, direct to Europe and worldwide through major hubs.

British and Irish destinations include four London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, London City and Luton – just over an hour’s flight time), Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Exeter, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, East Midlands, Southampton, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

European mainland destinations include Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Oslo and Paris.

There is a frequent bus link or taxis available to take you to the city centre.

By Coach

First-class roads south to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and onwards, carry fast coach services linking Aberdeen with the UK’s major cities. Competitive return fares, using Travelcard schemes, make coach travel popular with students.

By Train

Rail services connect Aberdeen both north and south. There are regular direct trains to London, and services from Edinburgh and Glasgow link with other mainline routes. Inverness, the scenic West Coast and Highlands are reached northwards.

By Local Bus

City Centre to Old Aberdeen Campus

The number 20, from Littlejohn Street, next to Marischal College, links the city centre with the main Old Aberdeen campus, and the Hillhead Halls of Residence. The number 19, from Broad Street, opposite Marischal College, passes to the west of the University along Bedford Road. From Union Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, the numbers 1 and 2 travel east along King Street and pass the University. Alight just after the King’s playing fields on your left. First Aberdeen buses require exact fare, so have 10p and 5p coins ready. Additional payment options can be found on the First Aberdeen Tickets web page and night service information can be found here.

Nearest Stops to Old Aberdeen Campus

  • Old Aberdeen (bus no. 20)
  • Bedford Road (bus no. 19)
  • King Street (bus no. 1 and 2)

You can also use the Stagecoach Buchan link service from the Adelphi stop on the western end of Union Street. This goes up King Street past the University.

City Centre to Foresterhill Campus

From the city centre, the number 5/5A, from Union Street (just east of Back Wynd) will take you to Cornhill Road at Foresterhill, using the First Aberdeen ‘Lime Green route’. Alternatively, the 3/3A or Stagecoach number 59 will take you to the main entrance of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Foresterhill Road

By Air

Aberdeen’s international airport is served by a number of major carriers, providing an extensive network of routes throughout the UK, direct to Europe and worldwide through major hubs. Transport links from the Airport:

  • By taxi: Taxis from the airport to Foresterhill cost around £12-15.
  • By bus: A frequent bus links the airport to the city centre, then catch No 23 bus* from Union Street to Foresterhill

By Coach

First-class roads south to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and onwards, carry fast coach services linking Aberdeen with the UK’s major cities using the following bus companies: Megabus, Citylink and National Express. Transport links from the bus/train stations:

  • By taxi: Taxis from the station to Foresterhill cost around £6-7
  • By bus: No 23 bus* from Union Street to Foresterhill

By Train

Rail services connect Aberdeen both north and south. There are regular direct trains to London and services from Edinburgh and Glasgow link with other mainline routes. Inverness, the scenic West Coast and Highlands are reached northwards. Transport links from the bus/train stations:

  • By taxi: Taxis from the station to Foresterhill cost around £6-7
  • By bus: No 23 bus* from Union Street to Foresterhill

By Car

Entering the city from the south or west, follow signs for the A90 (Fraserburgh and Peterhead). This leads round the ring road (Anderson Drive). Exit right (A9011) onto Ashgrove Road West, continue beyond the junction with Foresterhill Road, then turn right on to Cornhill Road when the bus turning area is close to the Medical School car park. From the north, Foresterhill is approached via the A96 (from Dyce and Inverness) and the A90 (from Peterhead) and thence to the A90 (North) Anderson Drive.

Medical School / Foresterhill Postcode: AB25 2ZD GPS: Lat: 57:09:23N (57.15634), Lon: 2:08:05W (-2.1346) Grid Ref: NJ919072

By Local Bus

Aberdeen buses require the exact fare, so have 10p and 5p coins ready, or buy a bus Farecard from local shops. An Aberdeen City public transport guide can be seen by clicking on the link at: http://www.firstgroup.com/aberdeen

Campus Accommodation for ESRs

Caledonian Hotel

The University of Aberdeen has special rate for groups. This hotel is located in the city.

http://www.accorhotels.com/de/hotel-A0H8-mercure-aberdeen-caledonian-hotel/index.shtml

Skene House

Apartment accommodation.

http://www.skene-house.co.uk/

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