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UoA revives student garden party after two year break

Updated: Mar 28

Games, music and wellbeing feature in Friday 25 March ‘Live on the Lawn’


By Jake Roslin

Courtesy of the University of Aberdeen


The university has announced the return of its annual spring party on King’s Lawn and surrounding buildings, on the penultimate Friday of Spring semester.


Morag Beedie of the Student Experience Team told The Gaudie the event celebrates the diversity of UoA’s community and promotes inclusion. As well as live music and food, there will be inflatables, a photo-booth, and a balloon artist.


‘We will also be welcoming Irn Bru on site with their “Bru Hoose” – a fun photo opp and drinks sampling,’ she said.

‘The Staff EDI network will also be present to do a cake decorating demo where students can get involved in decorating cupcakes.’


Live on the Lawn has not taken place since 2019, with the 2020 event cancelled at short notice due to the outbreak of Covid-19.


This year’s event is just days after the removal of final pandemic legal restrictions by the Scottish Government on 21 March, although capacities in some of the events will be limited, including Qigong and ASV ‘stretch’ classes in the Linklater Rooms, to reflect continued caution over the virus.


Holyrood continues to advise mask-wearing indoors after that date.

Elphinstone Hall and the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy will also feature in the 25 March celebration, a week before the last teaching day before the Easter break.


Elphinstone will include sideshow events including a magician and digital caricaturist, and the Chaplaincy will host a chill-out zone including colouring sessions, and ‘thera-pets’ making their regular campus appearance, with ‘5 minutes per dog’ drop-ins.


More detailed information will appear on the Live on the Lawn Facebook event.