Central Festival and Events

Central Festival and Events

The Central Festival and Events team works within the University of Aberdeen’s Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events team (PASE), based within the Directorate of External Relations.

The team are responsible for organising high-profile events such as festivals, conferences, talks, performances and exhibitions, and is also experienced in planning and delivering a range of virtual events including Podcasts.

The main focus of the team is delivering festivals and events that support the profile of, and engage with the five interdisciplinary challenges, set out in the University of Aberdeen 2040 Strategy

The Central Festival and Events team are also here to advise and support colleagues with all aspects of event planning from budgeting and delivery to marketing and evaluation.

How We Can Help

Please contact the Central Festival and Events team if you require any help or advice with an event you are planning. We can help with the following:

  • Offer general advice and support for event planning & delivery
  • Check that your planned event doesn’t clash with other events/activities taking place
  • Offer advice on budgeting and direct you towards potential event funding
  • Offer advice on how to promote and evaluate your event

We are always happy to help, so please do get in touch or check out our support guides in the Resources section below, as you may find them helpful when planning and delivering your event.

Contact Us

Contact the Central Festival and Events team if you require any help with regards to an event, we are always happy to help. Please email us at events@abdn.ac.uk.

If you would like to see a full list of our current events please click here to view the What’s On guide. You could also sign up to the Events mailing list here to receive a monthly What’s On E-zine, listing all of our exciting upcoming events.

Please note if you would like to book a venue or organise catering, you should contact the Conference and Events team at conf.events@abdn.ac.uk

The Team


General Events Resources

The Festival and Events team has several useful guides and documents that can help you plan and deliver an event. Please click on the links below for more information.


The University has produced several Podcast series’ recently, you can find out more and listen to past Podcast series’ such as the ‘Worship from King’s College Chapel’ series and the ‘525 years in the pursuit of truth’ series by clicking on the button below. You can also listen to the PodFest 2020 series here.