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Live on the Lawn 2019 was attended by over 5000 students, with live music and free food. The whole purpose of the event was to celebrate our vibrant community, the things that make the University of Aberdeen unique, to celebrate being named Scottish University of the Year and to give back to our students. So thanks again for coming along if you made it!

Head over to the StudentLifeUoA Facebook page to have a scroll through some of the photos from the day, including the photo-booth and the creations from the caricaturist and Toolkit avatar designers, or check out the amazing video from the day!


Y O U R   S U C C E S S E S 


First runners up were Abraham Ramirez and Wladimir Roamni with their idea called 'Plater Roo', which also won the 'people's choice' award for best pitch. The second runner up in the competition was Lea Rattei with 'Mille Advertising', so a huge well done to each of you!

Have you got a business idea you would like to take forwards? The Santander Entrepreneurship Awards have just been launched, with an incredible chance to win a cash prize of £25,000 to invest in your idea! Find details about eligiblity, key dates and further info here.

The University of Aberdeen’s Lightbulb Business Ideas competition is an annual competition, supported by Santander Universities, and open exclusively to University of Aberdeen students who have a business idea they’d like to progress. 

Congratulations to this year's winner, Imogen Close (BSc Pharmacology), who impressed judges with her innovative and creatively inspired 'Modular Jewellery' business!




"My dad and grandad both studied here, so it was a special moment for our family, especially as I've only just come back from injury." - Eilidh Prise

Congratulations are also in order to Eilidh Prise, for winning a hard-earned Silver award in this year's BUCS Modern Pentathlon Championships. Eilidh is a post-grad student at the University, who delivered an impressive performance, finishing 2nd with a score of 1282 points, only 69 behind the Gold. This win comes just 3 months after recovering from an injury, and has placed Eilidh in good stead ahead of her first World Cup event in a month's time, and her ultimate goal of qualifying for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics!


H A V E  Y O U R  S A Y

Voting for the University’s new Senior Governor opens on Tuesday 26th March at 9am. The Senior Governor is responsible for leading the University Court. They ensure Court operates effectively and support the Principal and SMT in delivering the University's strategy.

An open meeting will be held on Monday 25th March 2019 in the King's College Conference Centre, 1pm-1:45pm giving students the chance to hear from and question candidates. This will also be live streamed here.





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Teaching Awards

You may have seen this promoted across campus over the past few weeks, but nominations close on the 5th April for the Principal's Teaching Awards and AUSA's Teaching Excellence Awards!

You can vote for categories like Mental Health Champion, Most Accessible Lecturer and Most Inspiring, so it's a great chance to recognise one of your tutors for their great work! Follow the links below to submit - it takes two minutes! 


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Voting is now open! You can vote at the polling stations, and online here,  where you can also still submit nominations. Results announced Friday 22nd March!


L E T ' S  T A L K  B R E X I T

This month has been huge in terms of advances with Brexit. Following that theme, on Wednesday 27th March there will be an informational session in Fraser Noble Rm. 2 at 2pm, to talk all things work visas. 

Got questions about your work visa options after you finish your studies? Get yourself along to this session!


There is also an opportunity to take part in a government research panel about EU settlement, visas and immigration.

Anyone from outside the UK (including EU countries), or those who may need to apply for settled status or a UK visa in future can take part! More info here!

"We attract thousands of European students to Aberdeen and the North-East each year and, as an international university that has educated people from around the world for centuries, I am committed to ensuring we continue to do so." - Principal George Boyne

As Brexit negotiations continue, stay updated by visiting the University webpage dedicated to providing staff and students with important information.



Fancy spending some of your University experience abroad?

Good news though - there are a limited number of exchange places still remaining at some of our Erasmus and International Exchange partners!

The 'clearing' application for exchange opportunities in 2019/20 will open on Monday 25 March.  The link to apply will be shared here


D A T E S   F O R   Y O U R   D I A R Y

Torcher Parade, Saturday 23rd March, 6pm, Union Street

The Torcher Parade is the largest student torch lit parade in Europe and one of the oldest student events in Aberdeen! This year marks the 129th year of the Parade, so get yourself down to Union Street to watch the procession this weekend!

The parade starts on Albyn Place and finishes at the Castlegate.

Aberdeen Boat Race,  Saturday 23rd March, , Aberdeen Boat Club, South Esplanade West, Aberdeen

Back Blue! Come along to support your fellow students defend their title against rivals RGU in the annual Aberdeen Standard Investments Boat Race.  

Emotional Intelligence and the Link to Effective Leadership, Tuesday 16th April, SDR Library

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. For leaders, having emotional intelligence is essential for success.

This is a workshop that will consider ideas like self-awareness and social skills in relation to EI. Register to secure your place!