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Communities Officer

Hi, I’m Louise and I’m your Communities Officer. Drop me an e-mail if you’re concerned or have ideas that will improve sustainability, environment and ethics and accommodation within the University and the city.

Email: ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk 

 

Quick questions

If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would use:

Empathetic, committed and (sometimes) adventurous. 

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received is: 

Don't waste your time on something you don't like doing. Find what makes you happy and go from there. 

If I had one superpower, it would be:

Being able to fill up anything (my bank account or my fridge!)

Favourite thing to do in my spare time is:

I like to garden and plant things, but also exploring new places in cities or nature. 

This year I want to achieve:

Sustainability! Not just in words, but actions. 

Fri 10 Jan 2020

Weekly Update (Week 28 6th January-10th of January)

This week, I've caught up on emails received over the last few days before the Christmas Break. I...
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Weekly Update (Week 25/26 16th-24th of December)

I've included both weeks as we only had two days in the office before starting the Winter Break...
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Thu 09 Jan 2020

Weekly Update (WEEK 24 9th December-15th December)

This week, I have wrote and rewrote the climate emergency declaration with the help of our Communication Coordinator and AUSA...
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Thu 12 Dec 2019

Weekly Update (Week 22/23 25th- 8th of December)

On Monday, I attended UCU Picket lines and their teach-out in Dunbar Hall. I chatted to some staff members...
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Weekly Update (Week 21 18th November-24th)

This week was mainly about graduation and encouraging students to register to vote. Throughout the week, we participated in the...
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Tue 10 Dec 2019

POLICY UPDATE (ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY)

Full motion can be accessed here: https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Environmental-Policy-2017/ Last updated: 10...
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EAUC Conference Report 26/11

On the 26th of November, I attended the EAUC (Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges) Scotland Conference in Glasgow. I...
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Mon 09 Dec 2019

POLICY UPDATE (FOSSIL FREE CAMPAIGN)

Full policy can be accessed here: https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Fossil-Free-Campaign/ Last updated 09/12...
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POLICY UPDATE (THEIR JOBS, OUR EDUCATION)

Full motion can be accessed here: https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Their-Jobs-Our-Education/ Last updated...
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POLICY UPDATE (WATER FOUNTAINS AND MICROWAVES)

Full motion can be accessed here:https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Water-Fountains-and-Microwaves/. Last updated: 09...
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Thu 21 Nov 2019

POLICY UPDATE (FAIRTRADE POLICY)

Full policy can be accessed here: https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Fairtrade-Policy/ 1. All coffees, tea...
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POLICY UPDATE (FAIR DEALS FOR HOSPITALITY WORKERS)

Full policy can be accessed here:https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Fair-Deal-For-Hospitality-Workers/ Council Resolves...
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POLICY UPDATE (DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCY)

Full motion can be accessed here: https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Declare-Climate-Emergency/ LAST UPDATED 12/12...
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POLICY UPDATE (BUS PRICES MOTION)

Full policy can be accessed here : https://www.ausa.org.uk/resources/6045/Bus-prices-motion/ LAST UPDATED 21/11...
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Weekly Update (Week 20 11th November-18th November)

 I attended a meeting to review the interfaith Kirking. This is a traditional event to bless the association for...
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Weekly Update (Week 19 4th of November-10th of November)

I spent a lot of time responding to emails from the week before (what an exciting life I lead). Then...
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Weekly Update (Week 18 28th October-3rd November)

AURORA Conference (Sunday 27th,Monday and Tuesday). AURORA is a European network of universities sharing best practices, leading in pioneering...
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Weekly Update (Week 17 21st-27th October)

Here's a very short update on this week. I was taking some time off (still leftover hours from...
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Weekly Update (Week 16 14th-20th of October)

Last week, we had a meeting regarding the campaign fund we have within our sabbatical budget ?? We have been supporting...
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Wed 16 Oct 2019

Weekly Update (Week 15 7th October-12th October)

Hi all, I spent most of Mondays answering to emails. If I still haven't got back to you...
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Sports Officer

Hi, I’m Isla and I’m your Sports Officer. Drop me an e-mail if you’re concerned or have ideas that will improve sports clubs, sports events, activities and facilities.

Email: ausasport@abdn.ac.uk 

 

Quick questions

If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would use:

Sporty (of course), friendly and innovative.

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received is: 

From my mum - 'touch once'. Basically means once you start a task, see it through. 

If I had one superpower, it would be:

Teleportation - it's a lot greener than transport. 

Favourite thing to do in my spare time is:

Baking.

This year I want to achieve:

A lot! The 3 key themes will be Sport for all, mental health in sport, and improving communication for clubs. 

 

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Last post 20 Jan 2020
Student President

Hi, I’m Cecilia and I’m your Student President. Drop me an e-mail if you’re concerned or have ideas that will improve policies, diversity, democratic structure of AUSA and if you want to help make a positive change at the University.

Email: ausapresident@abdn.ac.uk 

 

Quick questions

If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would use:

Best. Person. Ever. 

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received is: 

'Did you try turning it off and then on again?'

If I had one superpower, it would be:

To be able to understand any language.

Favourite thing to do in my spare time is:

Have a good chat with my friends, Michaelle (cat) and Tom and Jerry (plants).

This year I want to achieve:

Increased inclusivity and engagement within the student body. 

18 posts
Last post 20 Jan 2020
Communities Officer

Hi, I’m Louise and I’m your Communities Officer. Drop me an e-mail if you’re concerned or have ideas that will improve sustainability, environment and ethics and accommodation within the University and the city.

Email: ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk 

 

Quick questions

If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would use:

Empathetic, committed and (sometimes) adventurous. 

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received is: 

Don't waste your time on something you don't like doing. Find what makes you happy and go from there. 

If I had one superpower, it would be:

Being able to fill up anything (my bank account or my fridge!)

Favourite thing to do in my spare time is:

I like to garden and plant things, but also exploring new places in cities or nature. 

This year I want to achieve:

Sustainability! Not just in words, but actions. 

35 posts
Last post 10 Jan 2020
Welfare Officer

Hi, I’m Alex and I’m your Welfare Officer. Drop me an e-mail if you’re concerned or have ideas that will improve the welfare and general wellbeing of students. 

Email: ausawelfare@abdn.ac.uk 

 

Quick questions

If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would use:

Affable, approachable and cheerful. 

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received is: 

To create my own plan to manage stress and not to concern myself with things I don't have control of.  

If I had one superpower, it would be:

The power to call everything done. 

Favourite thing to do in my spare time is:

Enjoy my favourite football team (Arsenal) play and win.

This year I want to achieve:

To make sure support and welfare services are more accessible and publicised. 

5 posts
Last post 09 Jan 2020
Education Officer

Hi, I’m Dariya and I’m your Education Officer. Drop me an e-mail if you’re concerned or have ideas that will improve educational and teaching quality and if you need support with anything concerning your education.

Email: ausaeducation@abdn.ac.uk  

 

Quick questions

If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would use:

Cheerful, Determined, Quirky. 

Best piece of advice I’ve ever received is: 

Something a friend once said: Be so completely yourself so everyone else feels safe to be themselves too. Cheesy, but always helpful to keep in mind. 

If I had one superpower, it would be:

Teleportation, definitely Being able to instantly transport yourself someplace new and exciting sounds amazing. 

Favourite thing to do in my spare time is:

I like live music so going to gigs is one of my favourite ways to spend my free time. Day trips are also super fun. 

This year I want to achieve:

I'd be very happy if I am able to deliver some of my key manifesto goals and represent students best I can. I also have my personal goal to visit more new places than the previous year. 

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