Boy suffers serious burns near Aberdeen University

A seven-year-old boy has been left with serious burns following an incident on Bedford Avenue, just minutes from Aberdeen University. At 13:57 Police Scotland was alerted to an incident which reportedly involved petrol and another child. Eyewitnesses said a boy was seen on fire in the street. Named locally as Preston... 


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Preview: The Aquatics Centre

After a week of hosting the Commonwealth Water Polo Championships, our new Aquatics Centre has today opened its doors to University staff – three weeks ahead of its public inauguration. Xander Brouwer gives the skinny on his exclusive dip. What strikes you most when walking through the doors is the view of the... 


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Granite City Challenge hockey tie ends in thrilling draw for AU Men’s 1st XI

Finlay Jones reports on the 2-2 draw with Robert Gordon in one of the flagship events of GCC 2014 Wednesday 19th March was no ordinary sports day for Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities. Instead, both locked horns in the 17th annual Granite City Challenge. The excitement of the day was clear to see as athletes... 


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AU Netball crowned NUS Scotland Sports Club of the Year

Lauren Crane, AUNC Captain, reviews a memorable year for Aberdeen University’s Netball scene Earlier this month, Aberdeen University Netball Club, beat off some stiff competition from across Scotland to win the coveted NUS Scotland Sports Club of the Year Award. The recent motion in Scottish Parliament from Kevin... 


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Granite City Challenge ends in derby defeat for Men’s Football

Ewen Reid reports on a disappointing derby day for the University FC 1st XI Captain Daniel Smith was missing Scottish Universities forward, Vilius Makaravicius and winger Stephen Christmas for the massive encounter but was able to call on a strong squad for the trip across the city to RGU’s 3G home pitch at a blustery... 


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AUMFC announce exciting sponsorship deal with Spur Steak & Grill

Ewen Reid gives the lowdown on AUMFC’s recent announcement of a sponsorship deal with Aberdeen branch of restaurant chain. Spur Steak & Grill recently announced their support for Aberdeen University Men’s Football Club with a sponsorship deal worth £1,800 to provide three sets of new kit. The top quality kits,... 

In other news… 25th March 2014

BUCS Update With many 2013/14 BUCS campaigns drawing to a close, Aberdeen has secured 360 wins so far this season, with 568 defeats and 60 draws, making their win rate 36%. Aberdeen currently lies in 39th place out of 140 competitors. Last week saw Men’s tennis clinch Scottish Division 2A following a 12-0 defeat... 

NUS Delegate Elections

NUS delegate elections took place recently between March 4th-6th with four students, Liam Fuller, Rory MacFarlane, Rachel Donald and Matthew Moore being elected to represent AUSA at the NUS UK conference, set to take place in Liverpool between Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th April. When asked why he wanted to go to NUS... 

Roof Terrace to be Built in Popular Aberdeen Bar

Planning permission for a roof terrace at JD Wetherspoon’s The Justice Mill, has been approved by Aberdeen City Council. The Union Street bar will have the outdoor bar extension overlooking Justice Mill Lane. A spokesperson from JD Wetherspoon’s, Eddie Gershon, commented on their excitement at this plan going ahead:... 

Modern Man and the ‘Lad Culture’ Fallacy – Part 2

By now, we’ve all heard about ‘lad culture’ and the presumably inevitable demise of manliness in all its traditional glory. What I will try to do is give another psychoanalytic perspective on the modern man and changing gender roles, as well as examining what these currently mean for society. I’ll also try...