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Lina Nass is your full-time Communities Officer, running campaigns on community issues such as housing and transport,

If you have any questions, or wish to get involved - please get in touch on ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk or find Lina on Facebook at www.facebook.org/AusaCommunities, or on Twitter at @ausacommunities

Your Rights at Work - Student Workers' Guide

If you haven’t picked up a copy of our Student Workers’ Guide during Freshers’ Week at our stalls, you can download it here:

https://www.ausa.org.uk/getinvolved/campaigns/studentworkers/studentworkersguide/
 

 

In research conducted by the Communities Committee last year, it became obvious that many students who have a part-time job only have limited knowledge about their rights as workers. This summer, we wrote this handy Student Workers’ Guide about your rights as a part-time worker. There are two pages on minimum wages, paid holidays and sick leave and other rights that apply to you. We also included a list of trade unions, so you have local contacts if there is every an issue at your workplace.
 

We are going to run an number of events on these issues throughout this year, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
 

If you’d like to get involved, or have any questions about the guide or being a student worker in general, send me an email at ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk.
 

If you’re about to start a new job, AUSA Advice can have a look over your contract and clarify any questions you might have. You can reach them by emailing ausaadvice@abdn.ac.uk or visit our Reception on the Ground Floor of the Students’ Union Building, opening hours are Monday to Thursday from 9am - 5pm, Friday from 9m - 4pm.


 

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Communities Officer

Lina Nass is your full-time Communities Officer, running campaigns on community issues such as housing and transport,

If you have any questions, or wish to get involved - please get in touch on ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk or find Lina on Facebook at www.facebook.org/AusaCommunities, or on Twitter at @ausacommunities

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Last post 15 Nov 2018
Sports Officer

I'm your Sports Officer and represent your views on all things sport including the day to day running of the Sports Union and events such as Sports Ball and Granite City Challenge. If you have any sport-related queries/questions please feel free to pop me an email or drop in to see me in the Sports Union office or in the student union building! 

Email: ausasport@abdn.ac.uk 

Quick questions

Who would you most like to have dinner with? 

Andy Murray seems like he'd have good chat. 

Where would you most like to visit in the world?

New Zealand is top of my bucket list. 

What do you most like to do with your time off? 

Play hockey and spend time with my friends. 

What one thing would you like to achieve in your time in office?

Improve the quality of sports at Aberdeen Uni. 

 

Sports Officer's Blog

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Last post 26 Sep 2018
Education Officer

I'm Donna and I'm your elected representative on all matters education. I work with Class Reps, the Education Committee and the University on improving the academic experience of all students. If there's anything you'd like to raise or if you've got ideas for ideas to improve your education, get in touch.

 

Email: ausaeducation@abdn.ac.uk 

Quick questions

Who would you most like to have dinner with? 

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, it's my favourite movie series of all time. 

Where would you most like to visit in the world?

China because I've been before and find the local culture fascinating. 

What do you most like to do with your time off? 

Spend time with family and research things that are going on in the education sector.  

What one thing would you like to achieve in your time in office?

As this is my second year, I've already achieved quite a bit but I'd like to improve the class rep system so it's more accessible to all.   

 

Education Officer's Blog

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Last post 05 Dec 2017
Student President

Lawson is the elected representative for the entire student body to the University, local community and on a national level.

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Last post 23 Oct 2017
Welfare Officer

I'm Harry and I'm your Welfare Officer at AUSA. I came to the UNi in 2013 and studied Politics and IR graduating in summer 2018. I focus on your welfare at the University making sure the operates a robust and comprehensive student support package and that everyone's university life is happy fulfilling and welcoming no matter your background. 

Email: ausawelfare@abdn.ac.uk 

Quick questions

Who would you most like to have dinner with? 

Freddie Mercury because he was exceedingly talented, generous and would have been a great laugh.

Where would you most like to visit in the world?

Some of the Polynesian Islands because I find the culture fascinating and would like to explore before the effects of climate change take place. 

What do you most like to do with your time off? 

I like to spend time experimenting in the kitchen as well as spending time visiting family and friends across the country. 

What one thing would you most like to achieve in your time in office?

To raise the profile and respect of students who need additional support and care during their time at University. 

 

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