Aberdeen University Students' Association

Freshers' Week 2020

We are delighted to show off our official look for Freshers' Week 2020!

Aberdeen University Students' Association is celebrating its 20th birthday this year! We want to officially invite you to join in and celebrate #AUSAsBigBirthdayBash with us at our upcoming Freshers' 2020 events.

The way you will engage with AUSA's forums, societies, clubs and their committees might be slightly different, but we want to make sure you get a chance to find out about all the activities we have to offer. You will have plenty of opportunities to take part in fun events, meet your peers and make new friends.

We will be posting updates on our website and highlighting events on our social media channels, so keep an eye!


Find all your Freshers’ Week information right here! For Freshers’ Week updates and events, look no further than AUSA’s official channels - here on our website, Facebook or Instagram.

We urge students to be vigilant when purchasing tickets online for Freshers’ Week events which have not been advertised or endorsed by AUSA or the University of Aberdeen.  There are a lot of events out there that claim to be ‘official events’ that are not linked to the university or AUSA in any way.  Although they may look like a lot of fun, before purchasing any tickets online please consider the following:

  • Has the event been advertised or endorsed by AUSA or the University of Aberdeen? If it hasn’t, we cannot guarantee the event is legitimate, safe or will be guaranteed to happen.
  • Please note, AUSA will not be selling any Freshers’ Week Wristbands this year, therefore any wristbands you see for sale online are not sold in partnership with AUSA or the University.
  • Are the retailers legitimate? Do some research online.  If you haven’t heard of the company and they don’t seem to be related to a venue, please be diligent.  Have you checked the Terms and Conditions of your purchase?
  • In relation to COVID-19, do the retailers confirm significant and timely information on how they will manage and ensure you are safe at the event? Does it conform to the current government guidelines in Scotland for social distancing?
  • If making a payment to any website, make sure the website is secure. Look out for:
    1. Padlock symbol in the address bar next to the website address.
    2. Website address – This should start with https://. The S stands for secure
    3. Green address bar – On certain browsers and websites the address bar will turn green.
    4. Valid certificate – If you click the padlock symbol or just to the left of the address bar, you should see information on the site certificate. This should tell you who has registered the site. If you get a warning about a certificate, avoid the website.
  • If the ticket is free, is there a catch?  Your private information is valuable, don’t give it away to someone you don’t know who may look to give it away to sell it to marketing firms.
  • Know your rights and the company’s returns policy.
  • Keep software and virus protection up-to-date and use strong passwords for online accounts.  Don’t use the same password for these accounts as your email.
  • We would advise paying using a credit card as you will have more protection. Alternatively, online services like PayPal mean scammers should not be able to get hold of your bank details.
  • Be smart. If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is!


If you have any concerns or questions, please email ausaevents@abdn.ac.uk