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Health and Wellbeing Day – Foresterhill

Tuesday 30th May
Suttie Centre Atrium (Level 1)
Foresterhill
11 am – 2.00 pm

Following the success of the Health and Wellbeing day in January a second event will be held for University staff on the Foresterhill Campus.

There will be a range of sessions for staff to participate in, as well as information stands which will showcase some of the facilities and expertise available. Get involved in a number of physical activities on the day with:

  • Yoga led by our Sport & Exercise Time (advanced booking available via the Coursebooking system)
  • Resilience taster sessions
  • Rowing challenge
  • BMI analysis
  • And much more

Chat with representatives from:

  • The Rowett on healthy diets and nutrition
  • Aberdeen Sports Village about their facilities, fitness plans and assessments
  • NHS Grampian on support available to stop smoking
  • PAM ASSIST on the advice, invaluable information, specialist counselling and support available for staff.

A full schedule is available here. Please note that timings may change, regular updates will be posted on StaffNet. For more information on any of the events, please contact Naveed Qamar, Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Café MED: the key to stoke survival

Photo of brain scansMonday 22th May
Suttie Centre Café
Foresterhill
6 pm – 7.30 pm

Prof. Phyo Myint (Chair in Old Age Medicine) and Thérèse Lebedis (Consultant occupational therapist in stroke, NHS Grampian)

Stroke is common in older age and is associated with death and disability. Come and hear about the latest research on the importance of person-centred care in reducing the burden of stroke.

The presentation will last about half-an-hour. It will be followed by an interval allowing informal chat and the opportunity to buy drinks or snacks. An audience discussion will follow.

This event is free and open to the public, no booking is required. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Spring sunshine at Foresterhill

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Spring sunshine at Foresterhill photo

Staff and students relax in the sunshine on the Foresterhill Campus

Med-Chi Lectures: The Art of Medicine

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 18th May
Suttie Centre Lecture Theatre
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9.30 pm

Medical Humanities in the curriculum – how did it start?
In the 3rd year of the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum the students have an opportunity to study Medical Humanities.  Professor Hamish McKenzie will review the evolution of this change in the curriculum.  Several undergraduates will present their work on History of Medicine, Art and Creative Writing.

Medical Humanities – the future?
University of Aberdeen Staff who have been tutors will attend to comment on the work and the benefits of this part of the curriculum.  Society Members will take part in the discussion to highlight how observations made by the students are relevant to attitudes and decisions in clinical practice.  Dr Leeanne Bodkin will review the approach of other Universities and potential developments.

The cafe in the Suttie Centre will remain open until 7 pm. Parking is available in front of the Polworth Building, entry from Cornhill Road between 6 pm &7 pm. The exit barrier will raise automatically on leaving.

This event is free and open to the public, no booking is required. Directions to the Suttie Centre on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Med-Chi Lectures: Making a Splash

Medico chirurgical society crestThursday 4th May
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
7 pm – 9 pm

Patrick Miley, father and coach of Commonwealth gold-medallist Hannah will give an insight into the highs and lows of sport and the secret of being a successful coach.

Photo of Patrick Miley

In April 2016, in a partnership between University of Aberdeen, Scottish Swimming and Aberdeen Sports Village, Patrick Miley was appointed High Performance Swim Coach with the University of Aberdeen.

As part of the University’s Sport & Exercise Team, Miley – father and coach of Commonwealth Gold Medallist, Hannah Miley – leads the development of performance swimming within the University, and looks to establish Aberdeen as one of Scottish Swimming’s four Performance Centres.

Based at the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre, he provides leadership and direction to support the pathway for talented swimmers within the City of Aberdeen and the North East Region.

Patrick Miley is a former soldier, triathlete and North Sea helicopter pilot, who has worked with Ian Thorpe and three-times US Olympic gold medallist Brooke Bennett, and coached Miley from day one.

All are welcome to come to this talk. A finger buffet will be available from 6.30 pm and tea and coffee will be available afterwards. Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Foresterhill Exercise Classes

Yoga poseAll the classes listed below are free to University of Aberdeen and NHS staff and no booking is necessary for them.

Hatha Yoga at Foresterhill
(Suttie Centre, Room 402)

Hatha Yoga is multilevel, so suitable for all abilities.  The content of the class includes physical postures, breathing practices, relaxation, and meditation.

JogScotland (Polwarth Reception)

JogScotland is group lead jogging sessions for complete beginners to advanced runners. At each session our experienced jog leaders will lead joggers on various routes around the local area.

Friskis & Svetis (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

  • When: Mondays 17:15-18:15
  • Contact:Arlene Ray (01224) 43 7754

Freskis & Svetis is a fun and sweaty class suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Made up of cardio and floor work, it’s low impact and you get to decide how hard you want to work.

Zumba (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

  • When: Mondays 18.15 – 19.15
  • Contact:Arlene Ray (01224) 43 7754

Zumba dance based exercise class for all abilities.

Aerobics (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

  • When: Wednesdays 17:30 – 18:30
  • Contact:Arlene Ray (01224) 43 7754

Aerobics is a fun and sweaty class suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Core & Restore (Suttie Centre, Room 217)

Core & Restore is a rejuvenating, mind-body class that will leave you feeling long, strong, calm, and centered. Using Pilates method core strengthening exercises and yogic flexibility and relaxation techniques, Core & Restore is the perfect way to tone and unwind at the end of a long day. The class is suitable for all levels of ability including beginners – just turn up in loose, warm, comfy clothing. You may wish to bring along your own yoga mat and blanket, but this is not essential.

Visit the The University of Aberdeen’s Sport and Exercise web pages for more information on classes and facilities available.

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk

Medical Library open over the Easter weekend

photo of tulipsThe Medical Library will be open as usual over the Easter weekend from Friday 14th to Monday 17th April inclusive.   The opening hours are as follows :

  • Friday 14th April :     9am – 8pm
  • Saturday 15th April : 9am – 10pm
  • Sunday 16th April :   9am – 10pm
  • Monday 17th April :   9am – 10pm

Enjoy your Spring break!

Medical Library Team
medlib@abdn.ac.uk