Who I can contact if I have more questions?

General queries: ausa@abdn.ac.uk 
Societies queries: societies@abdn.ac.uk 
Sports club queries: fixtures@abdn.ac.uk
Student groups queries: ausa@abdn.ac.uk 
Transport and trips: ausa-transport@abdn.ac.uk 

Sabbatical officers 
Student President: ausapresident@abdn.ac.uk 
Vice President for Sports: ausasports@abdn.ac.uk 
Vice President for Communities: ausacommunities@abdn.ac.uk 
Vice President for Welfare: ausawelfare@abdn.ac.uk 
Vice President for Education:  ausaeducation@abdn.ac.uk 

What is the AUSA Societies Union Membership?  

Union membership is purchased when you first buy a membership to society each year.  This fee is only paid once annually.  This £3 registers you and your chosen societies for insurance. However, AUSA does not keep any of these funds, this money is directly invested back into societies helping to cover core costs and purchase equipment to support the needs of differing societies.  Have questions about insurance, see more information here. 

How much does AUSA Societies Union Membership cost? 

The price of Societies Union Membership is £3 a year. These fees reset every 1 August. 

Do I need to purchase AUSA Societies Union Membership each time I join a new society? 

No, you only need to purchase one Societies Union Membership, no matter how many individual societies you join. The Societies Union Membership fee is charged only once per year, and only if you decide to join a society.   

What is the AUSA Sports Union Membership? 

Union membership is purchased when you first buy a membership to a sports club each year.  This fee is only paid once annually.  This £15 registers you and your chosen sports clubs for insurance. However, AUSA does not keep any of these funds, this money is directly invested back into sports clubs helping to cover core costs and purchase equipment to support the needs of differing sports clubs. 

How much does AUSA Sports Union Membership cost? 

The price of Societies Union Membership is £15 a year. These fees reset every 1 August. 

Do I need to purchase the AUSA Sports Union Membership each time I join a new sports club? 

No, you only need to purchase one Sports Union Membership, no matter how many individual sports clubs you join. The Sports Union Membership fee is charged only once per year, and only if you decide to join a sports club.   

What is the difference between a society, sports club and student group? 

A society is a social activity and is affiliated to the Societies’ Union.  Societies must have 50% or more membership of UoA students and committees are completely student-run.  Should societies need support or representation they get in touch with AUSA, the Communities VP or the Societies Union.  They have their own set of rules/Byelaws and policies that meet their needs.  These can be found here. More info about the committee and how you can get involved below. 
A Sports Club is a competitive group of active students. We have three main types of sports including recreational, competitive and legacy.  We do have active societies, however, in order to become a sports club, activities must have the ability to compete on behalf of the institution at a structured event or league.  Sports clubs are supported by the Sports VP, AUSA Staff and the Sports Union Committee.  More info about the committee and how you can get involved below. 
A Student Group is a group of students that deliver a service to the student experience and is completely student-run.  They must have 75% or more membership of UoA students.  They have their own set of byelaws within the AUSA constitution that governs them, and they are supported by the Communities VP and each one has a representative on AUSA Student Council. 

What is the role of Societies Union Committee?  

The Societies Union Committee are the elected group of students that represent societies.  They have regular meetings to discuss the priorities and issues and give feedback and recommendations to AUSA to help improve student activities.  They attend AUSA student council as well and are contactable on societies@abdn.ac.uk.  If you are interested in being active in the Societies Union Committee, you can find more information here. 

What is the role of the Sports Union Committee? 

The Sports Union Committee is an elected group of students that represent sporting issues and support the Sports VP with projects. They have seats on Student Council and attend regular committee meetings to help communicate the concerns and priorities of as well as support in the development of opportunities for sport. If you are interested in being active in the Sports Union Committee, you can find more information here.