Coronavirus

Are you self-isolating? Don't worry, we are here for you. 

Coming soon... Motivational speakers, online book club, gaming tournaments, live music sessions, cute animals, workshops, challenges and student-run events. Keep an eye on this page or our What’s On in the coming weeks for all the details and how to get involved.

AUSA Advice are here to support you through your self-isolation/quarantine. Your mental health and wellbeing are important to us and we recognise how difficult it can be when you are in isolation and the impacts that this can have on your wellbeing.

If you would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling, or even just to have a bit of human contact, please email us at ausaadvice@abdn.ac.uk and we can organise a call back.

We have some really great information and resources on our websites advice pages that cover a variety of health and wellbeing topics with links to external and internal supports available. There is also a list of virtual activities that you can explore that may help keep your mind occupied through your isolation.

Please also see some useful information on shopping delivery and practical information whilst self- isolating here.

We are here to help so please get in touch so that we can support you.

 

Please be sensible in your activities, and to follow Scottish Government guidelines, download the Government’s Protect Scotland app, and remember FACTS:

Face coverings should be worn in enclosed spaces

Avoid crowded spaces

Clean your hands and surfaces regularly

Two-metre distancing

Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms
 

Wed 27th January

RAG is Recruiting - Social Online Lunch & Chat
27th January noon - 1pm
Microsoft Teams
Come and meet RAG 2020!
AIESEC in Aberdeen | Give it a Go Session
27th January 1pm - 2pm
AIESEC, one of the world’s biggest youth-led organisations, is recruiting!
Societies | Hillhead Halls | Free Event | Charities | Student Skills | Student Training | Refreshers
Afternoon of K-Pop
27th January 3pm - 5pm
Online
Join us for our community made kpop playlist! We'll be listening to our members favourites on discord at https://discord.gg/SVCWgKs We will also be holding this event on our Twitter @uoa_kpop
Societies | Free Event
Give Taekwon-Do a Go! 3rd Edition
27th January 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sports
ABDN Surf Social: Family Ties
27th January 8pm - 11pm
Sup surfers! That's right the ABDN SURF Socials are Back!!! For this week's social we'll be welcoming you all back, starting this semester off with our own take on the Family Ties game Show As always it's BYOB. See you kooks there!
Societies | Sports | Free Event | Refreshers

Thu 28th January

Scot4Youth: SDGs and Social Responsibility
28th January 5pm - 6pm
Discover how making a positive impact in the world can help your career.
Societies | Free Event | Student Skills | Student Training

Fri 29th January

Art Soc Gets Quizzical
29th January 5pm - 7pm
On Teams
The Art Society is hosting an art themed quiz event on the 29th at 17:00. The event is free and we welcome anybody that wants to join the event. There is a small price(a surprise art kit) for the winner of the quiz. See you there!
Societies | Free Event

Mon 1st February

AIESEC in Aberdeen | Give it a Go Session
1st February 1pm - 2pm
AIESEC, one of the world’s biggest youth-led organisations, is recruiting!
Societies | Hillhead Halls | Free Event | Charities | Student Skills | Student Training | Refreshers
P/A Society Astronomy Talk
1st February 7pm - 8:30pm
Online
Societies | Free Event

Tue 2nd February

Committee development workshop
2nd February 3pm - 4:30pm
Microsoft Teams
AUSA have partnered up with the careers team at the university to create a workshop for all committee members. The main aim will be to enhance the students' employability skills through CV, interview, goal setting and reporting experiences support!
AUSA | DevPlan

Wed 3rd February

Aberdeen Cineclub presents: In conversation with Colin Farquhar
3rd February 7:30am - 8:30am
Microsoft Teams
Join us in conversation with Colin Farquhar, Head of Operations at the Belmont Filmhouse.
Societies | Free Event
Wellbeing Officer Introduction session
3rd February 10am - 10:45am
Microsoft Teams
Following on from reviewing the activities development plans, it's clear that activities are interested in having a wellbeing officer on their committees. This session will aim to create a role description together that suits all activities.
AUSA | DevPlan
Afternoon K-Festival
3rd February 3pm - 6pm
Online
Societies | Free Event
ABDN Surf Social: Pub Quiz
3rd February 8pm - 11pm
Get online, grab a drink and get ready for the ultimate ABDN Surf Pub Quiz!
Societies | Sports | Free Event | Refreshers

Thu 4th February

Scotland and the EU - Panel Talk
4th February 5pm - 6:30pm
Online
Societies
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AUSA Service Update

The health, safety and wellbeing of our community is of utmost importance. AUSA team is now working from home. AUSA services remain the same, we just moved them online. Take a look?? and drop us an email if you have any questions. Stay safe and take care of yourselves.

AUSA Advice – The AUSA Advice team will be operating online via email on ausaadvice@abdn.ac.uk.  Advisers will be available for academic, housing and general wellbeing advice.

Reception Service – Reception will be closed in the main AUSA office, but we will be replying to emails and answer phone calls. Please phone 01224 272965 or email ausa@abdn.ac.uk between 11am and 3pm weekdays.

Union Brew – Union Brew is open for takeaway coffee, snacks and sandwiches from Monday to Friday 9am-2pm. Updates will be available on Union Brew’s Facebook page.

AUSA Sport/Events – Following guidance from the University and BUCS we are taking steps to ensure sports clubs can train within the government guidelines. Clubs and societies’ presidents and Covid Officers will be contacted and kept up to date. 

AUSA Societies/Student Groups/Sport – We are working to keep an FAQ page updated with all the helpful information. We are also looking into ways to help you engage with new and returning students as much as possible. More information below and being emails to committee emails all the time.

Representation – Representation team is available online.  Please email ausareps@abdn.ac.uk if you have any questions. 

 

The health and safety of our students are paramount and AUSA continues to take its lead from the university and national guidance. The University is regularly updating the coronavirus webpages and responding to queries from the community if they are not already answered in the University’s FAQs.

If you have any concerns regarding travel or otherwise, please contact coronavirus@abdn.ac.uk or visit the coronavirus webpage by clicking this link.

As we continue to follow University guidance this means that we must put in place the postponement of all AUSA events.

Please find AUSA’ FAQs below with relative information regarding AUSA events and recommendations for student activities, both travelling to and holding events.