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Student President

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

President's Statement


I’m Lawson, your student president and my task is to ensure students’ voice is heard within the University and outside the University. This I do, by attending virtually all University (management) meetings and NUS conferences where far-reaching decisions are taken or will be taken. This year I’ve got a couple of programs I am pursuing which will require your cherished views; these include advocating for Rent cut for campus accommodation, better student discount for intra city transport, cheaper student discount for sports facilities at the Aberdeen Sports Village, advocating for a 24-hour Library operation throughout term period and lots more. If you are interested in participating in any of these areas of my manifestoes please I will be most grateful to have you on board. Feel free to pop in at the Union Building located at the ground floor, or drop me an email, tweet, message me on Facebook messenger or call whichever means is most convenient for you. Welfare is our supreme priority.

Welfare Officer
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Last post 14 May 2018
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

7 posts
Last post 08 Mar 2018
Education Officer

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

6 posts
Last post 05 Dec 2017

Emma Lister is the elected student representative for Sport


1 post
Last post 13 Nov 2017
Student President

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

3 posts
Last post 23 Oct 2017