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LIVE Smart: Care Leaver / Care Experienced Students

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

Care Leavers

Information about support at

University of Dundee for

Care Leaver/Care Experienced students

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LEARN Smart points you to information and resources that will help you in preparing for University, during your studies and in thinking about your career.

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.

SAAS Care Leavers Grant

Find out about the Care Experienced Student Bursary and Summer Accommodation Grant

Care Experienced Bursary £7625. Have you ever been in care and looked after by a Local Authority and will be under 26 at the start of your course?


Student Funding Service

The Dundee University Student Funding Unit provides financial advice and guidance to all students. To find out more about the services on offer, visit their websiteOr you can book an appointment, pop in, call or email:

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 16:00

Tel: +44 (0)1382 384801


Where to find us: Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)

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Disability Services

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Coping with Stress

Learning how to cope with stress makes us more resilient.

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Check out our resource ideas for

Coping with Stress.

Care Leavers Foundation

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Provides grants to care leavers. Grant applications accepted from care leavers aged 18 – 29, although strong preference is given to those age 21 and over.


University Counselling Service

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Offers free counselling to students and staff.

Emergency drop in clinics are available Monday - Friday at 10:15am.

To find out more or to make an appointment

Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday

Tel: 01382 384164


Where to find us: Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)

Enquiry Centre

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Come into the Enquiry Centre with all queries and questions.

Opening Hours

  • 9am - 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 10am - 5pm, Wednesday
  • Extended opening hours during welcome in September.

Contact Us

  •  +44 (0)1382 381900
  • Email

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