• 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.

“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.


The Gaudie is backing you - to get out there and get your voices heard!

In the UK it is customary for newspapers to back political parties in the run-up to the general election. In the last few days many different papers have done just that: the New Statesman has backed Labour, the Sun has backed the Conservatives, the Scottish Sun has backed the SNP, and the Financial Times has backed a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.


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.


News

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.

Features

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.


Opine

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.

Editorial

In the UK it is customary for newspapers to back political parties in the run-up to the general election. In the last few days many different papers have done just that: the New Statesman has backed Labour, the Sun has backed the Conservatives, the Scottish Sun has backed the SNP, and the Financial Times has backed a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.


Life & Style

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.

Arts

Director of highly-anticipated We Are Many, Amir Amirani, speaks about the role of the artist, political mistrust and the power of collective action.


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 come up short against RGU again I fell into rowing because I was tall and fairly uncoordinated. Ball sports didn’t really work for me, not being able to throw and catch and all.


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