Social Impact Pledge

University of Aberdeen

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Social Impact Pledge logo

University of Aberdeen pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed,  Signature of Principal Sir Ian Diamond, Principal, September 2016.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Enhance the provision of free internet access to visitors and the general public on campus by providing support (including training and connection assistance) for the City Connect wireless service.                                                                                                                

Geographical location of impact

  • University campuses (Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill)

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2nd Commitment

Offer an additional two work experience placements/projects during 2016/17 to secondary school pupils in the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council areas, particularly those in low participation areas.


Geographical location of impact

  • Schools in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council areas, particularly those in postcode areas designated as SIMD40 areas.

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3rd Commitment

To co-curate an exhibition with at least one local school during Session 2016/17 to display University Collections material, thereby enhancing opportunities for members of the local community to interact with the University's unique and diverse historic artefacts and exhibits.                

Geographical location of impact

  • lnterested schools in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council areas

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