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Aberdeen Sports Awards 
Nominations are now open, and closes on 30th April 2018.

Full details of the competition and application process can be found here or by emailing abventurezone@abdn.ac.uk


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Engage with us! 
There are lots of ways for to stay up-to-date with Uni news and engage with us. Stay in touch through the: 

•    Student Life Facebook and Twitter 
•    Regular ‘Did you know?’ items in the monthly student ezine
Toolkit on Facebook and Twitter .
•    IT Service News bulletins (such as issues with wireless network) by email and via the online
Notice Board.


Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award (SUEA2018)
Santander Universities is a competition open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and to recent alumni who have a great business idea. The University of Aberdeen will select up to two entries to go forward into the national competition in October, both winning £1000. The internal closing date for University entries is 30th April. 

Winners of the national competition will receive £25,000, a fully funded intern, and £500 digital growth voucher, with the runners up winning £15,000.

Full details of the competition and application process can be found here: www.abdn.ac.uk/SUEA2018, or by emailing abventurezone@abdn.ac.uk


Online Students
Share your experiences at one of our focus groups and be in with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher. Tell us which group you’d like to participate in through the new ‘Community Area Online Undergraduates/Postgraduates’ of MyAberdeen. These will take place on:  

·        Thursday 26th April at 8pm (BST)

·        Friday the 27th April at 4pm (BST)

·        Tuesday 1st May at 5pm (BST)

·        Thursday 3rd May at 8 am (BST)

Email onlinelearning@abdn.ac.uk with any queries. 


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Help direct the Gaelic Language Plan 
The University is seeking the views of staff and students on its second Gaelic language plan. Wednesday 25th April at 1030. Come along to the Sir Duncan Rice Library, or take a few minutes to fill in our short survey here. More information and a link to the plan can be found here.


Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain a’ sireadh bheachdan bho luchd-obrach agus oileanaich air an dàrna Plana Gàidhlig aca. Innsibh dhuinn ur beachdan is thigibh gu coinneamh co-chomhairleachaidh air 25 Giblean aig 10.30m ann an Leabharlann Sir Duncan Rice, no cleachdaibh an t-suirbhidh bheag an-seo. Tha barrachd fiosrachaidh agus ceangal don phlana ri fhaighinn an-seo.


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Book a classroom for your study group through the exam period:
Our Free PCs app is now mobile friendly. This app shows PCs that are available in classrooms across campus. 


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Home Students - Apply for SAAS Funding
If you’re a home or EU student SAAS is now open for 2018 funding applications. Visit
www.saas.gov.uk for more details. Discretionary fund deadline – Friday 11th May 2018.




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New guidance on
student printing is now available which includes information on:

·        How to get a refund for spoiled/damaged printing

·        Where to find printers, including where you can print in colour, and A3

·        How to find out how much printing will cost before printing; and

·        Printing from mobile devices

Over the Easter break we’ll be attaching labels to printers to indicate whether they are capable of printing in colour and to let you know how to get refunds for spoiled printouts, and how to report faults


Digital support 
Need some support developing your digital skills? We have lots of resources to help, including:

·        Toolkit – video guides and fact sheets on software and services

·        Free online learning materials via Percipio e-learning system

·        Regular MS Office drop-in sessions

·        Library of workbooks for self-study – catalogue includes MS Office and Adobe applications



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Upcoming Events - Beat Exam Stress


Get CluedUP for Revision Week
Tuesday 24th April at 11-1400hrs, Library
We’ll be handing out free water, pens and fresh fruit on the 1st floor of the SU Building to help support you through exams. 

Thurs 26th April: 1st floor Students Union
From 11am - FREE study packs & goodies from CluedUp and Aberdeen Sports Village - bag LIMITED swim, sauna & steam packages.


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Did you know we have a campus in Qatar?
At their Health and Wellness week in March, students and staff in Qatar were offered a number of opportunities to learn more about topics such as ‘Diabetes’, ‘Wellness and Behavioral Treatment’, ‘Health and Nutrition’, and ‘First Aid Course’. 


Deals and Promotions...


Discover the freedom of on-campus living
Living on campus is truly part of the University and student life. And University accommodation rents frozen at 2017 prices for returning students! You can choose to live with your friends, or just leave it up to us. Contracts are only 40 weeks, and all bills are included in the price –WiFi as well!

Bookings are being taken for students returning in September. There are show flats available to view in King’s Hall and Elphinstone Road. Contact the Accommodation Office located in the Infohub to find out more.


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Get in Touch
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Email: infohub@abdn.ac.uk