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The Aberdeen Bestiary, one of the most beautiful examples of its kind in the world, has left the UK for the first time since its creation more than 800 years ago to take centre stage at an exhibition in Los Angeles.

The bestiary is a vibrant and fascinating medieval book, which describes the beasts of the world, both real and fantastical, as well as birds and even rocks, bringing them to life for readers. Read the full article!

 

 

Our engineering students are among the top 20 teams in the UK aiming to reach the final of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Global Grand Challenge student competition. The team consisted of Lisa Rossi and Jason Main who were joined by lecturers Dominic Van Der A and Andrew Starkey. 

"Meeting students from across all the UK was extremely beneficial as it gave us a chance to broaden our perspective about ideas and innovations which could help shape global issues and shape the future." Lisa Rossi, Team Leader

 

 

W I N  A  Y E A R  O F  L U N C H  F O R  Y O U  &  3  F R I E N D S !

This summer, in celebration of the many different nationalities that make up our student community,  we want you to share pictures of your favourite hometown eats! Tap the button below to watch our students Tilda, Ivan, Elaina and Sicen talking about their favourite foods and growing up in their hometowns! 

 

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Enter our competition to win a year of free monthly lunch dates for you and your friends alongside a cooking masterclass from our award winning chefs.

To enter post a photo of your favourite hometown food on Instagram with #ABDNhometowneats Don't forget to tag and follow @UniOfAberdeen on Instagram to be in with a chance of winning! Happy Cooking!

 

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C A L L I N G  A L L  G R A D S  -  W E  N E E D  U !

Are you graduating this year? Got a success story you want to share? We'd love to hear your stories to inspire others!

 

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A C C O M M O D A T I O N   N E W S

Returning students - RELAX! We’ve got your student accommodation under control...

The University can offer current students accommodation on or near to King’s campus for the next year’s study, for example our Elphinstone Road flats (pictured below). Contracts are only 40 weeks, with all utility bills included in the price as well as FREE Wi-Fi and 24/7 security. Want to stay with a group of friends? That’s no problem either!

 

So while we look after that, you can concentrate on your studies, having some of the best times of your life and building life-long friendships.

Email studentaccomm@abdn.ac.uk or visit our Accommodation Office for more information. Alternatively, you can also head to the webpage to find out more. 

 

T H E   R E S U L T S   A R E   A L M O S T   I N

Many of you will have or will soon be getting your results and will be wondering whether you are eligible to enter the next year of your degree in the coming academic year.

You’ll be sent an email shortly inviting you to work through the Credit Point Calculator so that you can determine your status for your next year of study.  Watch out for this in your Uni inbox. 

 

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A B E R D E E N   P R I D E

This month we're celebrating Aberdeen PRIDE, from Stonewall's 30th birthday, to the arrival of an amazing Equality Exhibition that you won't want to miss... (keep scrolling for event details!)

 

Stonewall are a worldwide support network for the LGBTQI+ community. They strive to empower individuals, transform institutions, and promote change, from legal reform to societal transformation. The University of Aberdeen is very excited to be a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, and this month we're celebrating 30 years of Stonewall’s ground-breaking work!

Check out their website here, or take a look at their amazing Milestones Timeline for a history of lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality. 

As well as this, Aberdeen's streets were painted with colour last Saturday (25th May), as Aberdeen's second ever Pride went into full swing!

An estimated 6000 people took to Union Street for the Parade, and among those were a few familiar faces from our own university family!

 

The Equality Exhibition

The Equality Council UK presents an inspiring and informative exhibition surrounding LGBTQI+ rights and racial equality.

The exhibition features a timeline of LGBTQI+ rights; (homosexuality was illegal in Scotland until as recently as 1980) and celebrates those who have worked, and are still working to ensure full equal rights are achieved.

Find out more here.

 

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

Caterpillars to Cloth: Silk in East Asia, 06 June

Special guest Dr Louise Boyd is the Assistant Curator for Japan at the National Museum of Scotland. Louise’s main interest is Edo-period art and culture especially alongside the work of female artists, the history of collecting, and issues relating to gender & sexuality.

Book your place here

Curious about Aberdeen

Self-guided walks through the city of Aberdeen with an optional treasure hunt.

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Aberdeen with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format.

Find out more here

Inclusive work stream Open Session, 14 June

The Inclusive work stream has been established to develop the University's 2040 strategy, specifically for enhancing equality and diversity. There will be an online open session held on Friday 14 June at 12.30pm via Collaborate, for students and staff to have their say on these issues.

Join the conversation here

 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

Head over to the infohub page to see the official lists of winners, runners-up and nominees in this year's Excellence Awards!  A huge congratulations to the many members of our University community who received nominations, and a special well done to those who were awarded the prizes, for their commitment and exceptional work!

 

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M Y A B E R D E E N  M A K E O V E R

 

MyAberdeen is getting another makeover! Following last summer's navigation upgrade we'll be introducing the 'Ultra Course View', providing a modernised, cleaner interface that's more mobile friendly. This will be trialed over the summer months with five schools (Business, Education, Law, LLMVC and Psychology). 

Don't forget to share your views on this update via Inform, which is our framework for receiving feedback and forms the basis for many of our improvements to the student experience!

 

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D O N ' T   F O R G E T  !   Y O U R  E - M A I L  A D D R E S S  H A S  C H A N G E D

The last part of your email address has changed from @aberdeen.ac.uk to @abdn.ac.uk. The first part – e.g.  j.bloggs2.19 – remains the same.

Don’t worry. Emails sent to your old address format will be automatically rerouted to your new address.

 

-   If you sync your University email to your mobile device, you will need to reconfigure your mail client

-  If you have previously registered to use the password reset service, you will need to re-register

-  If you have installed a free copy of Microsoft Office on your device, you will be prompted for your new credentials

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk – servicedesk@abdn.ac.uk.

- To login to your University email and other Office 365 services, use username@abdn.ac.uk – for example u01jb19@abdn.ac.uk.

- Log into your University email account at the new URL: https://outlook.com/abdn.ac.uk