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As part of our mission to improve dialogue between students and the University governing bodies, two 'ASK' sessions will be held next week. These will be informal Q&A sessions, where you'll have the chance to speak face to face with your University Principal.
Take two seconds out of your day just now to register your attendance and submit a question, by tapping the button below!
University of Aberdeen students take part in Fun Run, as part of Qatar National Sports Day 2019!
Students of the University's Doha Campus in Qatar came together on the 12th February to celebrate Qatar's National Sports Day. The event saw hundreds of students, family members and staff of AFG College taking part in a 3km run through the Al Waab area of Doha, all in support of promoting a healthier lifestyle across the community. The Run was sponsored by NBK Holding, an automobile company in Doha, which has become a key partner with the University in leading wider community engagement!
This week CareerConnect posted 17 new internship opportunities, exclusively available to you to apply for as students of the University! These cover professional areas ranging from Civil Engineering to Web Design and Social Media, so be sure to check those out for a fantastic chance to enhance your CV. If you don't already have an account with CareerConnect, you can create one here, for access to extensive info on current opportunities, including part-time work, graduate jobs and placements.
Next week there's a super easy chance to get your hands on £5 worth of print credits, all whilst playing an active part in improving our digital services! All you have to do is come along to a short digital focus group and tell us what you think is done well, or what could be done better.
Pick a session to attend here!
Nominations are now open for our annual Excellence Awards! This is your chance to recognise any staff of the University, whom you feel have shown outstanding commitment or skill in their work.
This can be teaching staff or any other professionals who work at the University, due to the recent addition of new awards, like the Principal's Award for Excellence in Professional and Support Services. Click below to submit your nomination now!
Curious about which assistive technologies are available to you as a student? Or want to know more about how f.lux can enhance your sleep? Hit the button below to check out Toolkit's User Groups, which are jam-packed with all kinds of practical information on a wide range of topics.
Did you know... From 15th February, AutoPlay will be disabled on classroom PCs. This means that your USB drive will no longer pop up automatically when you insert it into a classroom PC. But don't worry, you can still access your USB drive via the 'This PC' icon on the desktop, or from within programs such as MS Word, by browsing the File > Open, or File > Save/Save As dialogs.
Why is this happening? While AutoPlay is convenient, it can also be exploited, allowing malware and viruses to launch undetected; so it is being disabled as part of the University’s ongoing information security measures.
You may have heard about January's targeted cyber-attack on the University, and the more recent SMS phishing incidents. In light of this, the IT Security Team have been making efforts to ensure that students know how to stay safe online, and keep personal information secure. February's focus is on this phenomenon, known as 'phishing'...
· Do you know how to spot a phishing e-mail? Take Google's quiz here to find out how savvy you really are when it comes to avoiding scams!
· Or, check out Toolkit, for quick videos and simple guides to Digital Security.
Spectrum New Music Ensemble, 28 February, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
An exciting showcase from the finalists of the Carlaw / Ogston Composition Award. Hosted in King's College Chapel, it promises to be a night of exceptional musical talent, with tickets available at the door and free entry for all students and children. Find out more
International Women's Day Conference, 8 March, 8:45am - 1:15pm
Head down to the Kings College Conference Centre, for a day of celebrating the achievements of women and inspiring further change. Student Concession Tickets cost £10, which includes entry, lunch and refreshments. Register here.
Kitchen Sync #2, 26 February, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Round Two of the monthly Hillhead Halls 'Kitchen Sync' will be this Tuesday, featuring performances from five live bands and various DJs. All this, plus the always welcome bonus of free food! Free entry to see the hottest up and coming talent on campus!