The Conversation is seeking a number of special articles to run over the Christmas and New Year period. We are looking for some seasonal content to launch from early December, as well as end of year reviews on certain big stories from 2014. The website is also looking for a range of...
Make room for all your new presents!
It’s coming to that time of year when many of us give and receive lots of gifts. To make room for all your new ‘stuff’ the University is partnering with Aberdeen City Council and the European Recycling Platform to provide collection points to help you get rid of your old broken...
Introduction to Mindfulness - A Short Course for University Staff
Mindfulness based practice is increasingly recognised as an effective way to enhance our resilience, become more aware of the positive things in our lives and develop compassion for ourselves and others. As part of the University’s Healthy Working Lives initiative, it is proposed that Mindfulness practice sessions be introduced for staff. ...
Student Association launch shoebox appeal
The Sustainable Futures team at the Student’s Association welcome festive donations of shoe boxes filled with gifts, on behalf of Aberdeen Cyrenians. Aberdeen Cyrenians is a charity, established in 1968, which aims to meet all the varying needs of people affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area. Their services...
Library to open 24/7 during exam period
From November 23rd to the end of the exam period the Sir Duncan Rice Library will conduct a pilot on 24 hour opening. The pilot has been introduced as part of an ongoing review to determine opening hours which best meet the modern needs and study preferences of students and staff. The pilot is targeted...
City centre masterplan
Two public consultation sessions will take place next week to allow members of the public to learn about some initial themes which have been developed for the regeneration of Aberdeen city centre, based on feedback from the public. The sessions will take place on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29....
Nestrans and NHS Grampian come together to highlight public transport options to ARI
Nestrans and NHS Grampian have come together, through Getabout, with the aim of easing congestion by creating a leaflet on the options available for travelling to Foresterhill Health Campus by bus. Read the full press release issued by Nestrans below. NESTRANS_ARI_leaflet_press_release.doc
Volunteers needed for a household air quality study
Are you curious about the level of air quality inside your home? Would you like to use a new device to measure the level of cigarette smoke in your home? Volunteers are required to take part in a household air quality study. Those taking part are required to be: √ Aged 18 & above √...
Food and health events
Staff from the Rowett Institute will be on the road next week attending two major food and health-related event. Natural Products Biotechnology is taking place in Inverness from 18 - 20 November and Rowett researchers will play a major role at the conference presenting 9 posters and several keynote talks. At the same...
Calling all scientists and engineers with a passion for public engagement
FameLab is inviting scientists, mathematicians and engineers across the UK to take part in its flagship science communications competition.
OneSource Christmas drop-in session
Lots has happened in OneSource over the last 12 months, take this opportunity to find out more while enjoying festive refreshments. The session will take place on Thursday 18th of December 2014 between 11.30 and 14.00. See the attachment below for more details! onesource_poster_2014.pdf
Principal's Update November 2014
The latest update for the University community from Professor Sir Ian Diamond.
Web Publishing Survey
Many will have received an email this morning asking you to complete a Web Publishing Survey.
Christmas is coming!
Staff are reminded to save the date for Santa’s annual visit to Old Aberdeen on December 4. As well as a visit from Mr Claus, there will be refreshments, entertainment for children as well as the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. There will be storytelling at 4pm and the...
BUPA will be in the University on 18th and 19th November 2014 to discuss BUPA cover for interested staff. A representative from BUPA will be available to answer any questions in respect of BUPA cover options and to give costs to staff who wish to consider joining any, or both,...
Could you design the next Bluebird?
Stagecoach North Scotland has launched a competition inviting members of the public to design a new version of the iconic Bluebird which features on the livery of all their coaches. The remit is to design a Bluebird which will incorporate the heritage of the early Bluebird and the affection in which...
Research Grants from the Aberdeen Humanities Fund
The Aberdeen Humanities Fund is an initiative to support the leading research in the humanistic disciplines at Aberdeen, enriching the cultural life of the University, the city and the surrounding region. Building on Aberdeen’s established international research reputation across the humanities, the Aberdeen Humanities Fund aims to enhance this by highlighting...
Staff volunteers required for promotions exercise
The Human Resources Team is looking for staff volunteers, to be trained in the University job evaluation system, to help with this year’s annual promotions exercise. This is a great opportunity for staff to gain an understanding of the role evaluation process in more detail, and to gain exposure of the Committee...
Phishing alert - be on your guard!
The University has been receiving many phishing emails recently. Specifically, we are seeing emails with attachments pretending to be from Amazon or similar. Please remember not to open attachments from unknown or unexpected sources.
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