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

August - NUS Lead and Change Conference

For the first week of August all of the Sabbatical Officers went to Nottingham University for the NUS Lead and Change Conference. This was a three day event that was attended by officers from across the UK.

Some of the workshops I attended were around Communication, Liberation, Governance and Planning the picture above are the delegates from Scotland. Had meetings with Mo who wanted to restart the Mature Student Society. Attended the Undergraduate Engagement and Communications Group on two occasions. More manifesto planning. Then attended The Gathering with Lewis the communities officer and Lawson the Student President. The Gathering is only for officers from Scotland, it is a networking event for officers to share plans on what they want to do throughout the year, there were also workshops that I attended throughout the day. Two students from the University of Aberdeen also attended the event with us.

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Throughout the rest of the month attended numerous committee/board meetings from VLE Project meeting, to Positive Outcome Taskforce. Met with Peter McGeorge also. Kendall and I also took part in a FE/HE Awareness event that also had representatives from RGU and Nescol. I ended the week by helping out at a local group with Additional Support Needs at a fundraising BBQ.


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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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