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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. 

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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Tue 08 Oct 2019

WEEK 14 (30th September- 6th October)

Last week, I chaired my first Communities Committee and we talked about various different priorities for each member. We welcomed...
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Tue 01 Oct 2019

Weekly Update (WEEK 13 23rd-29th September)

WEEK 13 (23th September-29th September) With the sabbatical team, we discussed some changes which will happening after the feedback...
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Mon 23 Sep 2019

Weekly Update (WEEK 12 16th-22th September)

WEEK 12 Weekly update 16th-22th September Hi everyone! Last week, I met with students regarding the Post Study Work...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 11 9th-15th September)

Weekly update 9th-15th September Hi all! Hope you all enjoyed Freshers Week and you are settling in with your...
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Mon 09 Sep 2019

Sustainable project funding application

Hey everyone! We are now on the look-out for engaged students to help us write a funding application for...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 10 1st September-8th September)

As expected, last week was busy busy busy! I haven't had much time to work on my manifesto...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 9 26th-1st September)

Running up to Freshers Week, I have helped bringing lanyards and freshers guide into halls. I personally focussed on Fyfe...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 8 19th August- 27th August)

Week 8! -Last week, I finalised some of the details for Living Rent workshops happening in September and October. As...
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Fri 16 Aug 2019

Weekly Update (WEEK 7 11th August- 18th August)

This week, I have focussed on two key manifesto priorities. First, Foodsharing. I have been in contact with Shared Planet...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 6 5th August- 11th August)

Last week was full of meetings and still a few inductions. On Tuesday, we met with some of the Aber...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 5 29th July- 4th August)

Last week was a packed week in Leeds. We met so many other sabbatical officers from all around the UK...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 4 22nd-28th July)

We met with the NUS Scotland president ( Liam McCabe ) and talked about their priority campaign on housing! I've...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 3 15th-21st July)

WEEK 3 Here's a late update of the last week. I have had another round of induction + worked...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 2 8th-14th July)

Here's another week done!  I will try to write a weekly update of the key things I...
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Weekly Update (WEEK 1 1st-7th July)

First week is already getting to an end. I've already been in contact with organisations to organise workshops...
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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. 

4 posts
Last post 13 Nov 2019
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. 

6 posts
Last post 13 Nov 2019
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. 

 

12 posts
Last post 22 Oct 2019
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. 

16 posts
Last post 16 Oct 2019
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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