Open Access Week 2017

23rd October – 27th October

Open Access Week is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access and related topics. It takes place globally during the last full week of October in a multitude of locations both on- and offline.

During Open access week we will be answering some of your questions, including:

  • Should I go Green or Gold open access?
  • How can I check whether my journal complies with REF/my funder?
  • Is my article eligible to have the APC paid from the block grant?
  • Which version of my paper can I archive in the institutional repository?
  • What is a Creative Commons licence?

If you have any questions you would like us to answer please email us at

This year we are offering two drop-in sessions where you can come and meet the open access team and they will be able to answer any questions you may have on open access.

  • Pop up Open Access Session – 11- 1 Tuesday 24th October, Project Room 2, Medical Library, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill.
  • Pop up Open Access Session – 12 – 2 Thursday 26th October, Committee Room 2, University Office, Old Aberdeen.

Exploring chocolate and health

Aberdeen Science Centre
21 September 2017
19:00 – 20:30

Aberdeen Science Centre invites you to find out about Stuff Worth Knowing at a series of evening talks.

Professor Alexandra Johnstone is a Senior Research Fellow and UK Registered Nutritionist based at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. She will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat, including some chocolate tasting to whet the appetite for knowledge about nutrition and health.

Speaker Professor Alexandra Johnstone
Venue Aberdeen Science Centre

Blackwell’s bookstore in the Medical Library today

Clinical Medicine, Kumar & Clark, 9th ed.

Blackwell’s Aberdeen is opening a pop-up bookstore in the Medical Library today between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm.

Blackwell’s Reading List Website
As soon as a new reading list confirmed, it is posted online to let you know what you will need for each module or degree. Link below.

Student Price Match Guarantee
Blackwell’s run a Student Price Match Guarantee at the start of each term to make sure you get the best deal possible.

Exclusive Book Bundles
Blackwell’s offer custom bundles of book that will cover modules or a full term for your subjects.

Second-Hand Books
Blackwell’s sell and buyback second-hand books. At term time Blackwell’s post daily updates of the newly received second-hand books on Facebook and Twitter if you want to grab a bargain. Please ask in the branch in you have any question about how second-hand buyback works.

If you have any more questions or you want to pre-order any books / bundles. Please feel free to contact the Blackwell’s branch.
Email –
Telephone – 01224 486102
Twitter – @BlackwellsAbdn
Facebook –

See cancer – at the IMS

Dividing lung cancer cellInstitute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill Campus

14 September 2017
18:00 – 19:30

What is cancer?
How does cancer develop?
How can you reduce the risk of getting cancer?
How can we fight cancer?

Every year around 32,000 people in Scotland are diagnosed with cancer. This figure is predicted to rise to almost 35,000 by 2020. Cancer survival rates are improving thanks to medical research.

  • But how much do you actually know about cancer?

Join our leading scientists on Thursday 14th September as we provide the answers and showcase Aberdeen’s unique approach to fighting cancer. See cancer under the microscope and learn more about our plans to raise £4.5 million to transform local cancer care with your support.

  • It’s time to share the knowledge – let’s beat cancer together.

To register for this free event please call Laura on 01224 274 111 or
email or visit

Parking will be available next to the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS). Access is off Ashgrove Road West.

How to find the IMS (map)

Body Matters Exhibition

Image of a HandAn exhibition of works produced by staff, students and artists, inspired by the study of Anatomy, will be on display as well as modern imaging and a glimpse into ‘what lies beneath’.

The exhibition free to enter and is suitable for all. Please note that no human material will be on display and that children’s activities will be available.

Where: The Old Anatomy Dissection Hall and Museum, Marischal College, Aberdeen (Please enter from Shoe Lane off Queen St, near to the Lemon Tree venue.)

When: 26th August to 13th September, 10.00-15.00 daily

Supported by The University of Aberdeen Public Engagement Research Unit


Health and Wellbeing Day – Foresterhill

Tuesday 30th May
Suttie Centre Atrium (Level 1)
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

Café MED: the key to stoke survival

Photo of brain scansMonday 22th May
Suttie Centre Café
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