Autumn on the Foresterhill Campus

Students enjoy a picnic in the autumn sunshine outside the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill campus.


Good news! Additional electrical sockets.

You asked, we did it!

We know how much you like to use your laptops while you are studying in the library, so over the last few weeks, electrical sockets have been installed in the library.

There are now 78 new power sockets in the library which are located on the Ground Floor, Floor 2 and Floor 3. They are now all connected, so you can start using the sockets to power and charge your mobile devices.


Physiology Friday

Model of human heartFriday 12 October 2018
First Floor, Suttie Centre
Foresterhill Campus

The Physiological Society in Aberdeen is organising an afternoon of demos of how your body works, and featuring Dr Derek Ball’s Edinburgh Fringe comedy show.

  • Get moving – how muscles move
  • See what you think – record your brain activity
  • Have a heart – ECG heart recordings
  • Breathe easy – test your lungs
  • Fight the flab – Muscle or fat? Feel the difference.
  • Two heads are better than one – Stem cells & regeneration
  • You don’t look well – Latest human patient simulator
  • Rhythms of the night – How important is your body clock?

Test yourself demos on how your body works 12.00 – 5.00 pm
Dr Balls’ comedy show Drug use in sport – Dae ye have a sick line, ken? at 12 noon only

Directions on getting to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.


Ovid maintenance in October

Ovid logoMedline, Embase and other resources provided by Ovid will be affected by scheduled system maintenance on Sunday, October 7th from 2.00 am to 5.00 am GMT and again on Sunday, October 14th from 2.00 am to 5.00 am GMT.

Users may experience login issues for up to one hour during these time periods. Please contact Customer Support with any questions or suggestions by sending an email to

Med-Chi Lectures : Not the Illness Village

Thursday 4th October 2018 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Mr Sandy Reid, Senior Service Manager, Aberdeen Health Village.

Aberdeen City Health Village is the newest health facility in Aberdeen. This lecture will cover the history behind its inception, current and future service provision and opportunities for future development.

Sandy Reid has been manager of the Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village since 2010 and also is currently manager of the Len Ironside Centre and the new Foresterhill Health Centre.

Sandy began his career in health service management in 1989 in London, and since moving back to Grampian in 1991 has held a variety of management posts largely within community and older adult services.

All are welcome to this talk. A finger buffet and tea/coffee are available from 6:30 pm.

Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here (map).

RefWorks Downtime 13.00 Saturday 22nd September

RefWorks logo and laptopRefWorks have scheduled downtime of about 12 hours from 13.00 UTC on Saturday, September 22nd. This downtime will be used for preventative maintenance of the legacy RefWorks infrastructure.

During this maintenance window the legacy RefWorks accounts will be inaccessible. The RefWorks writing tools – RefWorks Citation Manager, the RefWorks Google Docs plug-in and Write-N-Cite will also be unavailable.

At the end of the maintenance your references and citations will be maintained and available to you.

Updates to the status of the maintenance outage will be provided on the ExLibris status page: in the Legacy RefWorks rows.

If you have questions or issues contact RefWorks at

  • Maintenance  Start:  Saturday 22 September 13:00 UTC
  • Maintenance  Completion:  Sunday 23 September  1:00 UTC 


Medical Library tours next week

Come for a tour of Medical Library

We will be running open tours of the Medical Library next week for all students, new and old. This is to make sure that as many people as possible get the chance to learn about the Library.

Photo of journal stacks in the medical library

Starting on Monday September 10th and running until Friday September 14th, come and meet us on the first floor of the library at 11.00 am or 2:30 pm. There is no need to book a place.

Each tour by our helpful and friendly staff will take around 15 minutes and you will be able to ask questions about our library services and resources. We will also tell you:

  • Where to find materials in the library
  • How to begin borrowing the library books on your reading lists
  • How library staff can help you during your time at The University of Aberdeen

Please note that there will be no tours taking place at the weekends, but staff working then will still be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Library Service.

We look forward to showing you around, and also take this opportunity to wish you all good luck with the year ahead.​​