Interest expressed over University redundancy scheme
Since the University of Aberdeen announced it would be offering severance and early retirement packages to staff, there has been an influx of applications for voluntary redundancy.
So far, 190 staff have expressed an interest in taking the various redundancy packages on offer, after it was revealed that the university was aiming to save £10.
Politics: the Guardians of Scotland
For decades Scotland’s electorate has spoken with one voice: anointing the Labour Party as its sole protector; as wielder of the nation’s political voice; as the political ‘Guardian of Scotland’. In 1959 Labour’s total domination of Scotland’s politics became a reality.
A question of defence: to spend or not to spend?
Katherine Gilbert and David Paterson discuss the NATO commitment for member states to put 2% of national income towards defence
At a NATO summit in Wales last year, Britain, along with its NATO allies, committed to spending 2% of national income on defence annually. However, there has been increasing speculation and worry about Britain’s capabilities to maintain its commitment due to the Conservative government’s continued drive to cut spending and achieve a budget surplus, rather than deficit, by 2018.
The Bookfeeding project: why travelling doesn’t always have to be a selfish pursuit
Last year, while some students enjoyed their summer vacation laying on the beaches and getting tanned, Alena Machalkova went to sunny Madagascar and… built a library.
It all started in 2011 when Alena was in her first year:
‘When I came to Aberdeen, I decided to join a charity campaign.
“I started out wanting to tell the story, I ended up needing to tell it.” In Conversation with Amir Amirani.
Director of highly-anticipated We Are Many, Amir Amirani, speaks about the role of the artist, political mistrust and the power of collective action.
North Sea Ninjas
Scotland is a surfer’s dream. There are some well documented surf spots where surfing is very popular.