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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 Update

Here are some updates on events that have held and latest developments:

  • AUSA successfully held Freshers’ Week on the 2nd to 10th September, 2017
  • AUSA participated in Celebrate Aberdeen on the 26th August, 2017 from Albyn Place through Union Street.
  • Superteams 2017 was successfully hosted by the Sports Officer on the 30th September, 2017 at the King’s Pitches.
  • Health and Wellbeing Day was held on 12th October, 2017, at Elphinstone Hall, University of Aberdeen. Done in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen and Cluedup.
  • Annual inter-Faith Kirking of the Students’ Association was held on the 18th of October, 2017 at James Mackay Hall, University of Aberdeen
  • Torcher Parade, the age-long AUSA event to raise fund for local charities, was successfully held this year on Saturday the 21st October, 2017

First Bus

  • AUSA has commenced negotiation for further reduction of student discount for First Bus transport with Aberdeen. Good progress has been made in regards to securing this discount for Bus 20 that plies inside the University. Also, the waiting period for the bus is likely to be abridged from our discussion with the Operations Manager, David Adam which was had on Friday the 13th October, 2017 at First Bus Officer here in Aberdeen.

 

  • First Change Ticket: Please ask for change ticket from any of the First Bus drivers if you do not have coins but have bigger currency. It is the practice, for now at least, that First Bus do not give change. But some people do not know that they have arrangement for change ticket if you ask for it. Get your change ticket from them and go to the First Bus office at Union street to get your change. This information was given to us by the Operations Manager during our last meeting with him. I tried it with the Education Officer and got my change ticket.
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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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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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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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. 

 

Welfare Officer's Blog

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