New global study could help predict plant species responses to climate change
A new global study which could help to predict plant species losses and responses to climate change and warming has been published.
Exploring new learning opportunities through lockdown
While the current Covid-19 restrictions are limiting the ways in which we can interact face-to-face, many students are finding new and creative ways to collaborate and enhance their University experience.
Improving access to Scottish data to support the Covid-19 effort
Understanding the nature of Scottish households plays a key role in decision making when it comes to tackling Covid-19.
Study examines lockdown impact on older people
The impact of lockdown on older people is under scrutiny by researchers at the University of Aberdeen who are seeking to understand its effect on their physical activity and well-being.
May Fest to launch as PodFest 2020
May Fest to be enjoyed virtually with the launch of PodFest 2020
Alternative care plans explored for vulnerable patients amid pandemic
Alternative care plans for vulnerable patients whose regular hospital and GP check-ups have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic are the focus of a new project to be launched at the University of Aberdeen.
Women may hold the key to successful weight loss for men
The key to successful weight loss for men is women when they live with a female partner, a new study has found.
University of Aberdeen collection reveals fascinating insight into ancient people of Europe
Lives of the Beaker People set to be uncovered by C4's The Bone Detectives
Extra 1000 Covid-19 tests per day in North-east thanks to University, NHS and partner collaboration
An extra 1000 Covid-19 tests will be carried out every day in North-east Scotland thanks to a partnership between NHS Grampian, the University of Aberdeen and other key partners.
University of Aberdeen launches free online mindfulness course
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week and in light of the mental health challenges heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Aberdeen has launched a free online course in mindfulness.
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Lessons from history for the Current Covid-19 Pandemic:
Third year history student Tomás Pizarro-Escuti explores the lessons of The Spanish Flu through the lenses of applied history. History, in its purest form, can be defined as the knowledge of humanity’s past based upon reliable sources. Nevertheless, the historian’s role in its reconstruction of the past should not only be inspired...
Standing on the Shoulders of Medical Giants
Neil McLennan reflects on the lessons that can be learned from Aberdeen graduate and 'giant' of public health Sir Wilson Jameson during the Covid-19 pandemic. In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed our lives beyond recognition. ‘Self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the words of the moment. Lying behind this...
There is a risk that the First World War will become what the Napoleonic Wars have become; distant and largely forgotten
Neil McLennan from the School of Education reflects on the need to find new ways to commemorate the First World War - otherwise he warns there is a risk of it dropping from our collective memory. Today’s Remembrance Day holds special significance for two reasons. It is the first Armistice Day remembrance...