Founders’ Day – Celebrate our University

by Ross Cumming, 4th Year Undergraduate BMus The founders day service at the University of Aberdeen is a highlight of the Chapel Choir’s calendar as it is a special service in which we all remember and pay tribute to the people in history who created this prestigious University. Much has changed on our campus since

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Leaving America and Arriving in Aberdeen

By Allie Todd, Incoming International Exchange Student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill My name is Allie and I am a 20 year old student from North Carolina studying at the University of Aberdeen this semester. I am majoring in journalism with a minor in sociology from my home university, The University

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Getting ready to go abroad!

By Flavio Spadavecchia, Go Abroad Ambassador spending a semester abroad at the University of Liège This is it. You know there are only a few weeks left until the exchange year/semester abroad that you’ve been dreaming of for months. Every inch of your body can’t wait to get on that plane and begin a new

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Developing valuable employability skills

By Melissa Kievit, 3rd year Sociology This is a sentence I sometimes struggle with. How can you develop the skills employers find attractive during your studies? Every co-curricular activity offered usually promotes itself with the claim, “this is good for your CV”. This can be seen so often it can begin to seem unbelievable. However,

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Have you experienced “Imposter syndrome”?

By Emily Scott In the process of preparing for my postgraduate career, I didn’t realise that one of the biggest challenges I would have to overcome as a postgraduate would come before coursework began. This challenge was accepting that I belonged in the program. I was accepted at the University of Aberdeen in January; however,

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How to prevent and/or get rid of re-Fresher’s flu

New people, new place and different weather. All of these will happen all at once during the first week at university or once you come back from holidays. As expected, it is quite likely that you may get something known as “Fresher’s flu”. Some of the symptoms may include: sore throat, fever and headache. However,

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