At aparto we are more than just a place to stay, we’re a community! All of our residents and staff are part of the family, not forgetting our furry pet pals who are there to lend a paw….
Yo! I’m buddy the puppy, one of the newest members to the Stoneworks. It’s great here, I get loads of attention and everyone says I’m ‘cute’ which must be a good thing as they give me loads of treats.
Likes: New people, treats, cuddles
Usually found hanging out with residents in reception
Hi, Gizmo here! I’m a designated staff member, I’ve even got an aparto jacket. I love working here as I get to help with all the events, from mixing drinks to putting up bunting (although I always need help with this as I can’t reach that far).
Likes: helping out the site staff, food enthusiast
Dislikes: When Bear gets more attention
Usually found lending a paw at our events
Bear – Beckett House
Hi. I am Bear and a very chilled member of the team. When Gizmo is away I come to play with all the students (and take Gizmo’s toys shhhh). My days consists of naps and treats, which is a pretty sweet lifestyle.
Likes: long naps
Dislikes: loud noises
Usually found have a good sleep by reception
Hiya, I’m Sebastian. I get super spoilt at Binary with all the students wanting to hang out with me (even when I’m trying to sleep *sigh*). My new best pal is Ash, the kitten, who is always trying to surprise me but he’s never that subtle.
Likes: shiny things and attention
Dislikes: Not getting enough attention
Usually found hanging out with Ash, the kitten
My name’s Ash because I was found on a golf course in Ashbourne. I’m so glad I got taken to my new home. Now I have tons of fun making loads of new friends and another cat to hang out with!
Likes: his home in Binary Hub, and the new friends he’s made
Usually found hanging out with Sebastian the cat
I’m Mark and live in the Cam Foundry with my brother Jack. Apparently, I’m always getting up to mischief, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with crashing flat parties and trying my paw at DJing.
Likes: music, parties, exploring
Dislikes: Not getting enough attention
Usually found outside causing chaos
Hey there. I’m Jack and I’m living my best life at the Cam Foundry. I prefer the quiet life and am happy just chilling at reception.
Likes: lazy days, the indoors
Dislikes: crowds and loud music
Usually found in a quiet corner by reception
You’ve checked in and now wondering what to do next before College / Uni life fully returns, in this new normal. Start thinking about cost-effective ways to make your room a home-away from home – after all, this is a space where you will be living, studying and sleeping. Mark Phelan and the aparto team […]
For those of you moving to uni for the first time, we fully appreciate that this year looks a lot different to what you might have expected. For returning students, it’s a case of adapting to the changes put in place to keep everyone safe. Whilst this brings some challenges and uncertainty, we are here to support you and to […]
We know that the new normal looks a little different to what you might have expected when going to university and you may well be asking how will we create that community feel? Fear not, we have tons to get involved in so you can easily meet new people and have that social experience. Take […]
The clearing period can be stressful at the best of times, mix that in with a global pandemic and anxiety levels can understandably hit the roof. We appreciate the effect this has on making decisions regarding courses and accommodation, but hopefully this guide can help put you at ease. Countering catastrophic thinking If you don’t […]
Experience the best student lifestyle at aparto. We offer a variety of events throughout the year, designed to have fun, learn something new or simply meet some great people! What’s on next? The new normal might look a little different to what we’re used to but that won’t stop us from running loads of fun […]
At aparto, we truly value community and love it when our residents reflect that, with this being a great example of that. James Whyte, resident of The Combworks in Aberdeen was unable to run in this year’s Edinburgh Marathon so decided to run his own version in the backyard of his student accommodation – raising […]
At aparto we are more than just a place to stay, we’re a community! All of our residents and staff are part of the family, not forgetting our furry pet pals who are there to lend a paw…. Buddy – The Stoneworks, Brighton Yo! I’m buddy the puppy, one of the newest members to the […]
In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of our live HIIT workout. This session was focusing on legs and core, all within 30 minutes. What you will need: Space to workout, if the floor is a bit hard a matt would be helpful Weights, you could improvise and use a tin of beans […]