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Education Officer

Donna is the elected representative of students at the University of Aberdeen on all matters educational.

July Update

So officially started my role as Education Officer on the 3rd of July. Most of the first week was going through a strategic plan for manifesto. Meeting more staff from the university. All of the sabbatical officers participated in an information event for students that were attending the summer school this was followed by a quiz in Union Brew.
Lewis and I also put a response to the Widening Participation Committee with regards to a paper that had been submitted.
Met with the members of the Student Life Team. Also had meetings with regards to class reps and also with regards to student appeals. Also underwent Trustee training as all Sabbatical Officers are on the board of trustees for AUSA.
Took part in a one day very intensive media training. Also had my first meeting with Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning Professor Peter McGeorge.
Had various meetings with regards to Fresher’s Week planning. Was due to attend the Sparqs conference but due to bereavement was unable to attend. 



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Communities Officer

Lewis Macleod is your full-time Communities Officer, running campaigns on community issues such as housing and transport, building links between AUSA and local community groups, as well as co-ordinating student initiatives on issues around environment and ethics. Lewis chairs the AUSA Communities committee and AUSA Environment and Ethics committee and sits on a range of University committees on issues realting to sustainability and local community isseus. 

Each year, sabbatical officers are elected on a platform of what they want to achieve for the year. You can find Lewis' manifesto below: 

Cut the Rent campaign for cheaper accommodation. 
Lobby against HMO limits in Aberdeen City 
Tackle illegal letting agency fees 

Resources and Services
More bike stands
Change 9U bus times to Foresterhill 
More student space

Ethical University 
Continue to support University staff and fight job cuts
Campaign for Fossil Fuel Divestment 

Local Community & Safety
New volunteering database and more opportunites available
Introduce affordable drug purity testing kits
Schools outreach liberation programme

If you have any questions, or wish to get involved - please get in touch on or find Lewis on Facebook at, or on Twitter at @ausacommunities

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