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LIVE Smart: Commuter / Local Students - Living at home

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

Staying at Home

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Staying at home while studying at university


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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.

Sports Union


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SU- Dundee Univesity Sports ' Union

Traveline Scotland

Travel information for Scotland public transport including

journey planner, timetables, travel alerts, accessibility etc.

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Adjusting to University Life

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Welcome /Freshers Week  is a great opportunity for you to get involved in a variety of activities and events. It is also another good chance to meet other new students and familiarise yourself with the campus facilities and buildings. Look out for events which aim to bring students together in the Welcome Events Programme some of which are may be of interest to you or those specifically aimed at Mature Students.

These include:

  • Local Students Welcome Event for those living in Dundee, Fife, Angus or Perthshire
  • Part Time MA Student Welcome Event
  • Associate and Co-Curricular Welcome Event
  • Direct Entry, 3yr Degree, Global Programmes and Erasmus Exchange Students Welcome Event
  • Meet, Mix and Socialise Events – including one for Mature and Postgraduate Students
  • Campus Tours
  • Tours to local locations – McManus Galleries or Broughty Ferry Castle and Beach

Bus Travel for Students in Dundee

Travel to Campus

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Travel to Campus

including information about parking

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.