UNIVERSITY NEWS

In This Month's E-zine...

 

University News

Alumni Focus

Student Focus

University Events

Development Focus

Benefits & Services

  • University of Aberdeen student's first book raises thousands for charity, read more.
  • Healthy over 60's sought for research into early Alzheimer's detection, read more.
  • Antibiotic hunting project wins communication award, read more.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Chemistry Senior Lecturer, read more.

For a full list of University news please click here.

ALUMNI FOCUS

Upcoming Alumni Events & Reunions

EMAGA Christmas Gathering on 13 December.

Alumni Bonenkai Party in Tokyo on 22 December.

San Francisco Alumni Event on 8 January. 

Singapore Alumni Event on 22 January.

Kuala Lumpur Alumni Event on 23 January.

For more info on the above events click here.

 

Medical Graduates Celebrate 50 years!

On the 3rd and 4th July, twenty Aberdeen Medical Graduates together with their partners and guests, met at Norton House Hotel near Edinburgh to celebrate fifty years since their graduation. Alumni came from far and wide to make the reunion, including Australia, USA, Africa and Canada as well as other parts of the UK.

If you have a graduation milestone coming up and would like to enquire about organising a reunion please get in touch with the alumni team alumni@abdn.ac.uk or visit the website.

Are you an ex Aberdeen University Motor Club member?

An AUMC reunion has been proposed by ex-members of the club who would love the chance to get together with auld acquaintances and friends to remember the good ol' times.

They would like to gauge interest for such a reunion, which is proposed to take place in Aberdeen in July or August 2015.

If you are an ex-member and are interested in a reunion, please get in touch with Ken Bussey (AUMC member from 1965 to 1969) by email or Lynne Black in the Alumni Relations team by email.

 

Inaugural London Carol Service to be a new tradition! 

Over 200 alumni, friends and supporters of the University joined us on Wednesday 3rd December at St Marylebone Parish Church for our very first London based Nine Lessons and Carol Service.

Professor Paul Mealor and the Chamber Choir provided a delightful programme of music that ensured the Christmas season got off to a stirring start. The evening was such a success that we hope to make it an annual event so look out next year for your invitation! Photos from the service can be seen on our Facebook page.

 

STUDENT FOCUS

 

 

2014 Graduations

We were delighted to welcome our newest wave of Alumni into the fold at the 2014 Winter Graduations. All graduates received a 'Class of 2014' bag as a gift and the Alumni photo booth went down well again!

See photos from the week here. 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS

 

Director's Cut - Christmas at the Movies on 16 December, 6pm - 8pm at the Belmont Filmhouse

Join Alan Marcus, Professor in Film and Visual Culture (University of Aberdeen) and David Law, Professor in Christian Thought and Philosophical Theology (University of Manchester) in a discussion on the meaning of Christmas and its relation to family and community as portrayed in popular film. A Christmas drinks reception will be held afterwards in the Belmont Filmhouse Cafe. For more info or to book your place 
click here.

Click here for a full list of University events.

Energy Industries Overview on 14 - 16 April 2015 

Running for over 21 years, this annual training event is a valuable opportunity for anyone wishing to learn about the latest developments or to gain a greater understanding of the Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy industries.

Professionals from across industries and academia will share their knowledge, skills and experience with you.

For more information about the event click here

An early bird discount is available if you register before 14th February.

DEVELOPMENT FOCUS

Amsterdam Trip Hailed a Success

The University of Aberdeen’s attendance at one of the world’s leading offshore industry events has been hailed a success.  As well as exhibiting at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, the Principal took the opportunity to host an alumni event on the opening night which was attended by around 40 alumni and guests. To read more about the event click here.

 

Parent and Families Get Involved

Approximately 200 parents and relatives of new students, many of whom were visiting King’s College campus for the first time, took the opportunity to tour Cruickshank Botanic Garden during move-in weekend in September and then Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatics Centre the following week.  The Development Trust’s Parent & Family Programme encourages engagement with and support of the University while welcoming new members to our Aberdeen Family. To read more about our Parent & Family Programme click here.

20th Anniversary Ladies' Lunch Success

The 20th anniversary Ladies’ Lunch held at the Marcliffe at Pitfodels on Thursday 11th September raised over £6,000 for the Dr Mary Esslemont Scholarship. Guests enjoyed a highly entertaining talk from medieval art historian Professor Jane Geddes and a performance by the King’s College Chapel Choir conducted by Professor Paul Mealor. To read more click here.

 

 

Generous Boost for Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre

The University’s Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre recently received a generous donation of £50,000 from the Moffat Charitable Trust to support the employment of an Assistant Education Officer.  This role will increase the scope and quality of the Centre’s activities and will greatly help to further engage young people with their environment, helping to improve the quality of their lives whilst empowering them to become fitting custodians of our planet’s future. To read more about the Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre click here.

BENEFITS & SERVICES

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'The Gaudie' is available to read online. 

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