Joint Statement on USS by University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen UCU
Dear colleague, The USS manages more than £80 billion worth of pension assets on behalf of around 340 higher education institutions and their employees. It is overseen by a Trustee, who has responsibility for the setting of a prudent, evidence-based valuation that will satisfy the Pensions Regulator. The University of Aberdeen...
Aberdeen student living the dream Down Under
When Aberdeen student Sabina Saveljeva arrived in Australia in January 2020 as part of her exchange to the University of Western Australia (UWA), little did she know that she would be caught up in a global pandemic which would make it impossible for her to return to Scotland.
New book is icing on the cake for dementia research
Mother and daughter team Alison and Michelle Kinghorn have raised thousands of pounds for dementia research at the University by compiling a collection of their favourite baking recipes.
Universities under attack
In recent weeks, several UK Universities have suffered major cyber-attacks perpetrated by highly sophisticated criminal gangs. The objective of these attacks is often to exfiltrate valuable research data, or to infiltrate the technical infrastructure with dangerous malware known as Ransomware.
New poetry prize in memory of distinguished Aberdeen poet to launch on World Poetry Day
A new international poetry competition, in memory of distinguished Aberdeen poet and former University of Aberdeen academic Gerard Rochford, is being launched on World Poetry Day on 21 March 2021.
Gender based violence and support available
Message to staff issued 16 March
University retains prestigious research award
The University of Aberdeen has again successfully retained a nationally recognised award for excellence in supporting the development of early career researchers. The HR Excellence in Research Award is granted following a peer review process co-ordinated by Vitae, the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. The award demonstrates...
Recruitment of Senior Governor and Independent Members of Court
The processes for the recruitment of the University’s next Senior Governor and for the appointment of new independent members of the Court have commenced and the University would welcome your help to attract a strong and diverse field of candidates. The appointment of the Senior Governor will be decided by...
Envisioning Women's Places: Photographs from the George Washington Wilson Collection goes live!
Presenting rarely seen photographs from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, this new online exhibition from Museums and Special Collections showcases the spaces women inhabited, from the studio to the golf course. Aberdonian photographer George Washington Wilson used his skill with a camera to capture images of women from all classes of...
New MS Teams provisioning tool
We're launching a new teams provisioning tool within Microsoft Teams that will make it easier for you to create new Teams in a guided and standardised manner.
In Memoriam - John McLoone
The University is deeply saddened to learn of the death of John McLoone who was a tutor within the Law School.
In Memoriam - Stuart Duncan
We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Stuart Duncan formerly of Media Services. Director of Digital & Information Services, Brian Henderson pays tribute to Stuart below.
Rocking Horse Nursery Trustee sought
The Rocking Horse Nursery is governed by a Board of Trustees as a not-for-profit organisation.
USS pension valuation and suggested changes to contributions
Update to staff on the USS pension
Launch of new counselling centre makes long-held dream a reality
This week, a new centre will launch to provide much-needed community counselling services and training opportunities for students wishing to enter the field.
Aberdeen academic invited to participate in G20 meeting
Dr Frederik Pedersen (Dept of History) has been invited to participate in the G20 Meeting in Bologna as a member of the Inter-faith Forum This year, the Italian Presidency of the G20 will host a thematic meetings featuring ministers, senior government officials, and civil society representatives, that will parallel the official...
Research Integrity - online training for staff in research-related roles
Staff update issued 1 March
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