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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 

 

Work update 11/11 until 22/11 2019

11/11-15/11:

I attended a meeting together with Louise, Duncan Stuart (Head of Student Experience), Nick Edwards (Head of Student Support) and our Representative Services Manager with Marylee from the Interfaith chaplaincy. We discussed the Interfaith kirking this year and how we can encourage more participation, and how it will look like in the future. A follow-up meeting was scheduled for the 25/11 but due to the strikes, it has now been rescheduled for a later date.

I als...o attended a University Management Group agenda setting meeting, graduation working group, and an ASK Session with the principal on Kings Campus. On Tuesday I participated in a Science Teaching Hub meeting, in which we discussed how to engage students with the constructions and development of the building - I pointed out that they had to know how they wanted students to engage because asking them to engage, and it seemed like a lot of professors had a lo of ideas on how to get students' feedback on the contents of the building. We also discussed the lack of colour planned for the building...

I attended a Health & Safety meeting, one of the topics were smoking and how to prevent staff and students from smoking outside staff members' office windows. The Sabbatical Team had a meeting with UCU representatives to discuss how to support the striking lecturers and how to relay information to students.

I had a meeting about Marichal East Wing, however I will/have missed the next two meetings due to graduation ceremonies and the UCU strikes. I met with a staff member from IT to discuss Microsoft Teams, and then I met with AUSA's activities development coordinator to discuss trialling it with the Societies Union Committee. There was a meeting concerning Fees and Scholarships, in which we discussed how to roll out more scholarships, and during the meeting I insisted on keeping the fixed rate for your full degree rather than changing every year when this was brought up. I also met with the Convenor for the Disabled Students' Forum.

18/11-22/11.

There was an emergency Policy and Resource Committee Meeting to discuss the New Kings Redevelopment Project (New Kings and Johnston Central) ahead of the University Court Meeting in December. On the same day, I had a Rocking Horse Nursery trustee board meeting.

On the Tuesday we had an induction review, and I joined Nightline at the library for the Nightline Awareness Week.

I had a meeting with the Senior Governor, Esther Roberton, to discuss student engagement and what that means. I attended some graduation ceremonies on the Thursday, but missed the democratic review updates meeting due to a GP appointment.

On Friday, there was a meeting with the Sabbatical Team and AUSA SMT, and then the rest of the day I spent interviewing candidates for the position of Student Trustee with the AUSA Trustee Board. At the next Student Council Meeting, these will be ratified.

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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 

 

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Vice President for Sports

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 

 

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Vice President for Welfare

Hi, I’m Louise 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 

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Vice President for Education

Hi, I’m Ondrej 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  

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Vice President for Communities

Hi, I’m Radeen 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 

 

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