Coronavirus

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

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 website's 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
 

Sun 17th October

Bugtropolis (session 3)
17th October 11am - 1pm
The Secret Garden (University Road, AB24 3UT, Aberdeen)
In this third session we'll continue making the bughotels that we started last week, we'll place them in a suitable spot in the garden and we'll also plant some plants to attract pollinators!
Societies

Mon 18th October

Performance Night
18th October 6pm - 10pm
The Blue Lamp
Come show us what you've got! You can perform a monologue or duet, something from a musical or even read poetry! It’s completely up to you.
Societies

Tue 19th October

ABDN Snow - Ski Trip Launch Party
19th October midnight - 20th October midnight
Exodus
Hey hey snow friends, to celebrate the booking for our ski trip going live on Wednesday 20th October, we are having an après ski themed party the night before. This will be taking place at Exodus (upstairs in Triplekirks) booked out exclusively to us
Sports | Club Night | Over 18
Events Workshop and Q&A
19th October 11am - 12:30pm
Microsoft Teams
DevPlan
CV WORKSHOP
19th October 5:30pm - 6pm
NordSoc Pub Crawl
19th October 7pm - 11:30pm
Jam Jar
Societies | Over 18
19th October Performance Night
19th October 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Blue Lamp Aberdeen
Join us for the first Performance Night of the semester. Expect music, poetry, spoken word and prose in this unique showcase of the artistic talent in Aberdeen. This event is open to experienced and unexperienced performers!
Societies | AUSA | Free Event

Wed 20th October

ALUMNI EVENT: Business-related fields
20th October 4pm - 5:30pm
Online (AUWISE MS Team Channel)
Societies | AUSA | No Alcohol | Hillhead Halls | Free Event | Winter Break | Refreshers | Freshers Week
Cocktail Masterclass
20th October 8pm - 11pm
JamJar
Welcome to our first event of the year! Please sign up with the link below and we will email you the bank details at a later date!
Societies | Over 18

Thu 21st October

Societies Union Meeting
21st October 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TEAMS
This will be the first official meeting of the academic year. There will be society affiliations and discussions around planning dates for grant approval. Everyone is welcome.
Societies | AUSA

Fri 22nd October

AURA Model Assembly Workshop
22nd October 7pm - 10pm
MacRobert Building, MR252
Learn the process of assembling a plastic miniature from sprue. Whether for making D&D models or assembling miniatures for Bolt Action, all the requisite skills will be taught during this workshop
Societies

Sat 23rd October

Photography trip to Ballater
23rd October 8:30am - 8pm
Ballater
What a better way to start than by capturing the autumn (and potentially snowy) landscapes of the Cairngorms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer this will be a great way for you to discover a bit of Britain's biggest National Park
Societies
King's Aquathlon 2021
23rd October 11am - 3pm
Aberdeen Sports Village
Organised by AUTRI, our annual King's Aquathlon will return after a year-long break in 2021 on the 23rd of October. You will have the opportunity to swim in Aberdeen Sports Village followed by a run along the beautiful Aberdeen beachfront.
Sports | No Alcohol
COP26 Protest Rally
23rd October 11:45am - 2:40pm
Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
Our society has been invited to speak at an upcoming rally outside Marischal College, come along to support our society in demanding the real political change that is needed to save our planet, and us.
Societies | Free Event | Campaign Event

Tue 26th October

Nordic Lucia Info Session
26th October 5pm - 6pm
MacRobert MR304
Societies | No Alcohol | Free Event
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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 will be open soon for coffee, snacks and sandwiches. Updates will be available on Union Brew’s Facebook page and Instagram 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 – The 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.