University’s Health & Wellbeing Day

The University ran its annual Health & Wellbeing day in Elphinstone Hall on Thursday 25th October for King’s Campus based staff and students. The event had lots of activities to get involved in, including: cookery demonstrations, life style checks, dance demonstrations, fat analysis, sprint and exercise-bike challenges, and much more… There were also free food

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Feeding Yourself on a Budget

By Abigail Sked, graduate blogger Five years ago, when I started university, I received my first student loan payment of somewhere between £600-£1000 and I was over the moon. I budgeted for my rent, essentials and an expensive week of parties during Welcome Week but I got a real shock when I realised that academic textbooks

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Want to know how to avoid being scammed?

Scamming is nothing new! Con artists been around since the 1820s, using the technology and tools of their time to convince you to part with your cash or personal details. Victor Lustig (1890-1947) – famous for selling the Eiffel tower not just once but twice! – used early 20th century mechanical technology to baffle his

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Student Media Groups – How to get involved?

by Ivana Drdakova The Aberdeen University Student Association has media groups run by students: newspaper, radio and even television! Currently, I run social media for the Gaudie (student newspaper) and we receive a lot of messages about how could students get involved with us. Therefore, I thought that this blog would be very helpful for

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Secure your digital life today!

As part of European Cyber Security Month, our IT Security Team have pulled together some tips and advice to help you protect yourself online. In a world where data breaches, security vulnerabilities, and instances of hacking are on the increase, taking individual responsibility for our privacy and digital footprint can be tricky. The good news

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Returning to University: Third Year Top Tips

Tanya Bhayani, University of Aberdeen (MA Psychology, Year 3) When I came into third year, one aspect of university life that felt daunting was the pressure of knowing that I had to solidify my learning techniques and be prepared for the imminent increased work-load. In retrospect, I realise that I was far better at dealing

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Students’ Use of Social Media

Tanya Bhayani (MA Psychology, Year 4)   This post isn’t designed to be exhaustive, so I’ll leave out a lot of things the majority might know already – such as how to control your privacy settings online and refraining from saying something that might damage your reputation. Instead, I’ll give you guys some useful ways

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