• Racist accusations levelled as disastrous AGM left incomplete

    AGM brought to a close after loss of quoracy, with students calling the meeting a “disgrace” and a “joke” AGM reveals student association to be over £113,000 in deficit Heated debate occurs after BME trustee motion rejected leads to accusations of racism Association AGM, led to many heated debates between the students in attendance. AUSA had originally feared that their AGM may have not been able to achieve quoracy, which requires 250 students be present for any vote to take place.

  • Capital punishment in the 21st Century

    As Indonesia is preparing to execute infamous Australian Bali 9 ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, along with Brazilian, French, Ghanian, Nigerian and Filipino nationals, the question is raised of what the consequences are internationally and domestically of taking such a hard line on criminal activity in the 21st century. The case of the Bali 9 leaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and their impending execution by firing squad has been making headlines both domestically in Indonesia and internationally, after last-minute appeals to overturn their sentence were rejected.

  • Prison guard no-strike deal - is this the right move?

    Grant Costello and Katherine Gilbert debate on the first ever ‘no-strike’ deal in Scotland between prison guards and the Scottish government The right to strike and campaign for better wages, working condi­tions and terms of employment is one that has been hard fought for, yet the leaders of the Prison Officers Association (POA) Scotland have seen fit to sign away one of their members’ basic human rights for the pittance of a bonus offered by the SNP Government. All public sector workers in Scotland have been subject to a wage freeze for the past several years; however, the SNP government recently announced a £7 million pay package for 3,500 Scottish prison staff.

  • Interview with Gordon Aikman

    Why a death sentence can lead to a new lease of life At 29 years old, Gordon Aikman was told that he was going to die, and very soon. Having gone to the doctor after noticing that his hands were quite numb, he was suddenly faced with the worst possible result.

  • Placebo @ The Music Hall

    Last Tuesday, the fans of the London-based band Placebo got to witness them perform live in Aberdeen for the first time in 14 years. The band have been of constant relevance in the music world over the past 20 years, both in the UK and worldwide, which was clearly evident in the diverse crowd present at the event.

  • North Sea Ninjas

    Scotland is a surfer’s dream. There are some well documented surf spots where surfing is very popular.

AUSA Election Results - 2015/2016

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Fight Club

Aberdeen University’s All-Round Fighting Club was the very first university club in Scotland to train All-Round Fighting. The concept of All-Round Fighting Club is the pragmatic ‘no-nonsense’ answer to the proliferation of ‘styles’ and ‘instructors’ that claim to teach a martial art, in which they do little fighting.


The secondary sex

A head of International Women’s Day, the gender equality debate was brought sharply back in to focus. This renewed rhetoric placed great emphasis on violence against women.


News

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Features

A head of International Women’s Day, the gender equality debate was brought sharply back in to focus. This renewed rhetoric placed great emphasis on violence against women.


Opine

The recent détente in US-Cuban relations draws significant parallels with the thaw in diplomatic relations between the US and Soviet Union in the late 1980s. Two nations with diametrically opposing ideologies are laying Cold War era idealism to one side and, in its place, adopting the pragmatic approach to negotiating which has become the benchmark of 21st century diplomacy.

Editorial


Life & Style

Why a death sentence can lead to a new lease of life At 29 years old, Gordon Aikman was told that he was going to die, and very soon. Having gone to the doctor after noticing that his hands were quite numb, he was suddenly faced with the worst possible result.

Arts

Last Tuesday, the fans of the London-based band Placebo got to witness them perform live in Aberdeen for the first time in 14 years. The band have been of constant relevance in the music world over the past 20 years, both in the UK and worldwide, which was clearly evident in the diverse crowd present at the event.


Listings

As a grand finale to this summer’s colourful exhibition celebrating the work of world-renowned knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett, Aberdeen Art Gallery will be opening up after-hours for a vibrant and exciting evening complete with DJ sets, vintage gramophones, face painting, artist-led workshops and a pop-up Bos’n bar. Places are designated on a first come, first served basis so get there early and don’t forget to wear your brightest and spangliest of outfits.

Sports

Aberdeen University’s All-Round Fighting Club was the very first university club in Scotland to train All-Round Fighting. The concept of All-Round Fighting Club is the pragmatic ‘no-nonsense’ answer to the proliferation of ‘styles’ and ‘instructors’ that claim to teach a martial art, in which they do little fighting.


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