From racing to Paris for charity, volleyball or the Opera Society... there is something out there for YOU! The links below will give you a flavour of what is on offer at the University. So no excuses, get involved!

AUSA

The Aberdeen University Students' Association represents and serves students interests.

AUSA has a huge variety of different sports clubs and societies, a whole range of volunteering opportunities, a second-hand bookshop to buy and sell course texts and other literature, and coordinates many events throughout the year including events during Welcome Week and the Graduation Ball.

Based on the ground floor of the Student Union Building, you will find all of this plus a fantastic cafe bar inside.

Aberdeen University Debater

The Debater holds regular debates and training sessions and sends teams to competitions around the United Kingdom.

Founded 1848 to act as a forum for staff and students to discuss the issues of the day and to promote free speech on campus, the Aberdeen University Debater hold regular debates and training sessions and send teams to competitions around the United Kingdom.

Debating is the ideal way to develop your skills in public speaking and communication generally, whilst having a great deal of fun in the process. And it's free! Students are automatically a member. Most of their debates are also open to members of the public without any admission charge.

Aberdeen Universities Officers' Training Corps

AUOTC is an organisation which provides military leadership training to students from the University of Aberdeen.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great thing to broaden your range of life experiences, help you develop new skills, contribute to your community and enhance your CV. Volunteering can also allow you to make contacts in fields that are traditionally very hard to enter such as the environment, international development work or the media.


Within the University it is easy to find out about volunteering opportunities. The Careers Service and AUSA offer lots of long-term projects and one-off events to get involved in.

Other sites of use include:

Become a Student Content Creator

Student Content Creator

Creating content for the Student Life social media accounts and the student life blog. The volunteers will create a variety of content for the student life blog, BuzzFeed, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook including vlogs, blogs and podcasts. The students will produce peer to peer content for a variety of our social media campaigns alongside their own interests. Students will be promoting student life at the University of Aberdeen and everything it has to offer.  

Person specification

  • A keen interest in blogging, vlogging, social media or podcasts
  • A willingness to develop key skills in communication, marketing, content creation, teamwork, public speaking, networking and engaging with students.
  • Genuine interest in enhancing the student experience

APPLY HERE

 

Student Experience Volunteer and Content Team

The Student Experience Volunteer team is a group of passionate and enthusiastic students helping to spread the word amongst the student body about the wide range of opportunities, activities and services available to enhance a student’s university experience. In addition, they will provide a student voice on key topics and issues affecting students today. 

Volunteering for approximately 1-1.5 hours per week, the role will allow students to develop key skills such as effective communication, business awareness, marketing, content creation, event delivery, networking and public speaking. Students can apply for a STAR Award for the role.

They will also create a visible presence on campus, raising awareness of the team, their role in enhancing the student experience and presenting an approachable and friendly point of contact for fellow students. 

Why become a Student Experience Volunteer?

  • Develop key skills sought by employers such as communication, blogging and vlogging, teamwork, public speaking, independent working, networking and flexibility.
  • Benefit from a programme of professional development sessions including, focus group facilitation, marketing skills, public speaking, writing for the web, content creation and social media.
  • Opportunity to help other students benefit from an enhanced student experience.

What's involved?

  • Undertake duties as assigned.
  • Attend an introductory workshop for the programme.
  • Submit period reports summarising your role and learning.
  • Submit a report / case study summarising your role.
  • Attend monthly update and professional development meetings. 
Become a Student Experience Volunteer

Student Experience Volunteer

Our team of volunteers will be passionate and enthusiastic University of Aberdeen students. They will assist the Student Experience Team with on campus marketing activity, duties will include lecture shout outs, popup events, on campus marketing and assisting with event delivery. 

They will also be on hand to support the International Centre with:

  • Assiting at the Taste of Aberdeen food events which are held in house at the IC
  • Act as a guide for day trips hosted by International Centre off campus to various locations locally around Aberdeen
  • Help with putting up posters and run awareness campaigns of the IC across campus
  • Support and promote key events that the International Centre are hosting  

The team will also play a key role in participating and encouraging students to participate in a wide range of feedback opportunities including focus groups, Inform Now, ASK and face to face feedback. 

Person specification

  • A keen interest in communication, marketing or event management.
  • A willingness to develop key skills in communication, marketing, teamwork, public speaking, networking and engaging with students.
  • Genuine interest in enhancing the student experience
  • An interest in qualitative research 

APPLY HERE

Student Experience Volunteer and Content Team

The Student Experience Volunteer team is a group of passionate and enthusiastic students helping to spread the word amongst the student body about the wide range of opportunities, activities and services available to enhance a student’s university experience. In addition, they will provide a student voice on key topics and issues affecting students today. 

Volunteering for approximately 1-1.5 hours per week, the role will allow students to develop key skills such as effective communication, business awareness, marketing, content creation, event delivery, networking and public speaking. Students can apply for a STAR Award for the role.

They will also create a visible presence on campus, raising awareness of the team, their role in enhancing the student experience and presenting an approachable and friendly point of contact for fellow students. 

Why become a Student Experience Volunteer?

  • Develop key skills sought by employers such as communication, blogging and vlogging, teamwork, public speaking, independent working, networking and flexibility.
  • Benefit from a programme of professional development sessions including, focus group facilitation, marketing skills, public speaking, writing for the web, content creation and social media.
  • Opportunity to help other students benefit from an enhanced student experience.

What's involved?

  • Undertake duties as assigned.
  • Attend an introductory workshop for the programme.
  • Submit period reports summarising your role and learning.
  • Submit a report / case study summarising your role.
  • Attend monthly update and professional development meetings. 
Participate in a Study

'Your Poo Could Save a Life' Gut Health Study

EnteroBiotix are looking for stool donors to help unlock the full therapeutic potential of faecal microbiota transplantation, also known as FMT. FMT is a medical treatment used by to restore a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut of a person suffering from a disease or infection associated with bacterial imbalances, such as C.Difficile, IBD/IBS and even Parkinson's, Autism and MS.

Are you: 

  • Aged 18-60
  • Non-smoker
  • Generally fit and healthy 
  • Happy to visit the Rowett Institute at least once a week to donate in a dedicated toilet facility.

To find out more, please contact its Donor Manager at donors@enterobiotix.com.

 

Right Whey Study: The Health Effects of Fermented Foods

Interested in participating in a study investigating fermented foods in gut health and digestion?

We are looking to recruit healthy men and women (non-smokers) between the ages of 18-68, for 
our study based at the Rowett Institute. This 10-week study, conducted at the Foresterhill health campus in Aberdeen will provide you with information about your gut health, metabolic health, and microbiome composition. We offer £50 for your time upon completion.

Contact Nicola at n.smith@abdn.ac.uk for more information. Poster with more details.

 

 

The Three Cs: Consideration, Connection & Commitment

Looking to increase your activity levels? Participate in our study!

We are looking for volunteers to help investigate a new method of increasing physical activity. The study lasts for about ten weeks and involves completing some on-line tasks and measuring your step count using a pedometer while taking part in an eight week walking plan. On completion you will receive a £15 Amazon voucher

We require

  • Healthy men and women
  • Aged 30 to 65
  • Low levels of physical activity
  • Interested in increasing activity levels
  • Available for an 8 week walking plan
  • Able to email and access the internet
  • UK Postal Address

Contact Uma Thomas, r01ujt15@abdn.ac.uk for more information or go to https://tinyurl.com/UofA3cs to receive your pack.