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LIVE Smart: International Student Community

Student guide to living and studying in Dundee/aligned with LEARN Smart

International Student Society

International Student Society

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Student societies are groups of like-minded students who aim to promote an activity or cause on campus. It is also the one of the best ways to make new friends, and make the most out of your university life. Trying a new sport or hobby is a perfect break from the academic pattern of student life.

Scotland - Information and Culture

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The official gateway to Scotland

Information about Scotland

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Tier 4 Visa Compliance

Information about Immigration Compliance (Tier 4 )

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Medications and Pre-existing Conditions

Students on medications or those that have pre-existing medical conditions: If you need a prescribed medication on an ongoing basis make sure that you have brought sufficient quantities with you, at least 4 weeks supply, which will be enough until you register with a local doctor in Dundee.

If you are an international student and require prescribed medication for a pre-existing medical condition, it is important that you bring a doctor's letter (in English) with you to give to the doctor in Dundee explaining your medical diagnosis / condition, and any prescribed medications you require to continue taking.

If you do not do this it may take some time to get a required prescription from the GP (General Practitioner - doctor) in Dundee and this may result in a gap in medication which may affect your ability to study.

International Student Advice Service

Information on University of Dundee

International Student Advice Service

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Learn why our international students choose Dundee University

Conversation Cafe

Conversation Cafe is an informal weekly meeting where international students can come and practice speaking conversational English speaking skills and improve their understanding of the English language.

Hosted by Peer Connections student volunteers who help fellow students in various topics of conversation.

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How to Register for Medical Care and Dentists

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You can find your nearest GPs, dentists and pharmacies using NHS 24's website. Enter your postcode and the service you are looking for.

Find out more about how to register by visiting the University Health Service Website

Living in Dundee

See below for more information on Dundee as a place to live and study

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Peer Connections

Peer Connections The University's Welcoming, Buddying and Mentoring Scheme. For students by students. Listening, Information, Ideas, Support.

Peer Connections is a welcoming, buddying and mentoring scheme to help all students settle in, show you around, meet, mix and share information and experience with other students. Buddy groups are offered to all incoming exchange students by Peer Connections. Individual mentoring for new students is also offered.

British Culture

Website with lots of information about British Culture

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