University appoints Phil McNaull as new Interim Director of Finance
The University has appointed a new Interim Director of Finance. Phil McNaull succeeds David Beattie, who has left the University to take up a role as Chief Financial Officer at Energy Transition Zone Ltd.
John Knox's Watch from our Museums and Special Collections
This watch belonged to John Knox (c. 1514 - 24 November 1572) leader of the Scottish Reformation and the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
University Brand Update
As we continue to embed the Aberdeen 2040 Strategy into the fabric of the University, the brand team have been working to make it as easy as possible for staff to utilise the University’s brand assets and key messages. To do this we have made some updates to the brand...
Neepie Lantern Competition 2021
Get your knives and spoons (yes spoons!) ready, and get howking. When you’ve carved your masterpiece send a pic of your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name and postal address to reach us by 1 November 2021. Rules are to have a lit lantern with a lid and string. The idea...
Greek Amphora from our Museums and Special Collections
Greek Amphora ABDUA:64010 This amphora, or storage jar, was made around 530-510BC. Although it was likely fired in Greece, it was found in Southern Italy. Its decoration is an example of the black figure style practiced by the Attic painter Antimenes. The figures were painted on using a slip with details added by scraping...
ACU Early Career Researcher Training Grants
These grants support early career researchers with training in essential skills. 10 grants of £1,000 are available to fund staff at ACU member universities to organise and deliver training for their researchers, including doctoral candidates, in skills such as presenting, media training, grant writing and more. Find out how last year’s...
Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII)
A reminder that SUII is inviting expressions of interest for their Open Call for Proposals for the next round of funded Knowledge Exchange programmes. Applicants should complete the short online registration form by 22 October 2021 prior to submitting a full application. The deadline for full applications will be 19 November...
Advance HE Announces the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme for 2022
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is co-ordinated internally by the Centre for Academic Development, who also provide support for potential nominees. The University can nominate up to three candidates each year who have an excellent track record in teaching and learning, both within and beyond the University. The initiative celebrates and...
BeWell and Inclusion Week
Next Week is BeWell and Inclusion Week. The week is packed full of activities, with something for everyone to enjoy! Some highlights include: - Take 5 and join us for a cuppa and cake - Share your views, experiences and wellbeing wishes on our wishing tree - Walking tours including exploring...
Sunday 14 November at 10:50 am, in King’s College Chapel Those who are eligible and wish to apply to take part in the academic procession at the service are requested to complete this online form before Friday 29 October. Members of the University Court, Senatus Academicus, Readers, Lecturers, Recognised Teachers, Members...
NHS guidance on attending minor injury units
University first aiders have been advised on a new NHS booking process for attendance at minor injury units, which may be helpful for staff to know. If you need to arrange for an injured person to attend the Minor Injury Unit at the A&E Department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment...
New Staff Profiles system is live
The new University of Aberdeen staff profiles system was launched on the 6th of October 2021. The updated profiles feature a contemporary design that is accessible, adjusted to work on all screens, and in line with the University brand guidelines. An all new, intuitive Staff Pages editing interface makes it easier...
New Head of Music Appointed
The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture has appointed Pauline Black as its first female Head of Music, for a term of three years.
In Memoriam - Eberhard Jüngel
Eberhard Jüngel, who received from the University of Aberdeen in 1985 his first honorary doctorate when James B. Torrance was the Professor of Systematic Theology at the University, died on 28 September 2021 in Tübingen, Germany. Jüngel, one of the greatest German Protestant theologians of the twentieth century, was born in...
Access to University buildings - update
Following a discussion that took place at this week’s Campus Planning Group over access to University buildings, staff are advised that the current access arrangements are as follows: Those with swipe-controlled entry doors are now set to open within the normal teaching times of 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. swipe accessible...
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