14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cements
Professors Fredrik Glasser and Donald MacPhee attended the 14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cements (ICCC), in Beijing this month. The ICCC is the most influential and prestigious of the organised scientific meetings on the role of chemistry in the manufacture and applications of cements and concretes and is held...
Button Boxes and Moothies: celebrating the free reed tradition in the North-east
It's an exciting time at the University of Aberdeen's Elphinstone Institute. During 6-8 November this year, the fourth Button Boxes and Moothies festival will be hosted by the Institute, attracting musicians and enthusiasts from many parts of the UK, Ireland, and further afield.
Update on Strategic Plan
We have now reached two important milestones in our strategic planning for the next five years, and once again I thank colleagues for their interest and input.
Optimising Career Choices
Colin Rorison, CSP Scotland, one of the foremost Career Advisors in the country will be running further sessions on 29 October and 6 November for members of staff who may be interested in applying for Voluntary Severance but who have concerns about the impact this change may have on their...
Suggestion boxes - share your ideas
Thank you to everyone who came to our open meetings in September. We had a great turnout at all six events and received invaluable feedback from colleagues across the institution.
Campus-wide electrical testing
Campus-wide electrical testing of all RCDs/RCBOs will now take place on annual basis across all university buildings from 12 October 2015.
Student Barometer Survey Launch
The newly launched Student Survey Working Group has been formed with key University colleagues, including a staff representative from each School. One aim of the Group is to oversee the progress of the following surveys - the Student Barometer Survey, the National Student Survey and the Institutional Student Survey.
OneSource Finance - project update and expense claims
OneSource Finance will be upgraded to Milestone 4 on Monday 19 October. Once live, the new system will allow the majority of staff to submit their receipts for expenses electronically, removing the need to submit paper receipts to Accounts Payable.
Information skills workshops
The Library Service will be running a short series of Information Skills Workshops beginning in November 2015 designed to help Research Postgraduates understand the library resources available to them as researchers, and how to get the best out of them.
Principal's Update: October 2015
The latest update for staff from University Principal Professor Sir Ian Diamond.
Professor Neil Gow named new Microbiology Society President
Professor Neil Gow, the head of the Aberdeen Fungal Group is to take the reins of the largest learned microbiological society in Europe.
Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT) to be introduced from April 2016
The Scottish Parliament has the power to set an annual rate of Income Tax for Scottish taxpayers which will be effective from April 2016. This is known as the Scottish rate of Income Tax (SRIT). The SRIT will apply to non-savings income of those determined to be Scottish taxpayers and will...
App developers invited to use open data to enhance the student journey
Universities UK in partnership with the Open Data Institute and digital technologies charity Jisc are launching a challenge to developers in universities and the digital industries to produce a demo of a mobile app that uses open data to help university students through their learning journey. The challenge will culminate in...
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