Video Conferencing

Why use video conferencing?

Video conferencing – a mixture of telephone, television and computer technology – has a number of potential uses including within the university environment:

  • Meetings
  • Collaborative working
  • Medical demonstrations
  • Remote assessment: eg thesis presentation, PhD vivas
  • Teaching and learning: eg lectures, tutorials, role-play, debates
  • Small group seminars where and expert speaker is at another site

Any member of staff can book and use any of the facilities.

Where are the conferencing facilities and how do I book them?

Old Aberdeen

  • Regent Building, room RG17
    • Contact Media Services, or
    • Invite the room through your Outlook calendar and we will contact you for further details.
      Outlook room name:  Room - Regent - G17- Video Conference

Foresterhill

  • The Suttie Centre
    • Contact Media Services, or
    • Invite the room through your Outlook calendar and we will contact you for further details.
      Outlook room name:  Room-SC-223

Do you provide guidance on using the facilities?

Video conferencing facilities at Aberdeen are part of the JANET Video Conferencing Service. The JANET website provides useful information on using video conferencing for teaching and learning:

  • JANET Videoconferencing Service Website
  • Introduction to Video Conferencing
  • Videoconference Booking System

We have also produced fact sheets and guides to help you get started: