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Adviser of Studies Handbook for Students

Adviser of Studies Handbook for Students

Mental Health

Around 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem at some point, so it's not surprising that many students experience this whilst at university. Your Adviser of Studies is able to give you general, pastoral support for your mental health and wellbeing but there are professional services within the University for specialised advice and support.

You can speak to your Adviser about being referred to any of our services, contact the service teams directly, or speak to the team in the Enquiry Centre 

 Before you visit, check the Enquiry Centre webpage for the up-to-date opening hours and try to first contact them by email if possible

If you want to come into the office, please ensure you are free from any COVID symptoms.

 Our LIVE Smart toolkit will give you lots more advice on wellbeing and health

Extra activities

Would you like to get involved in extra-curricular activity but don’t know where to start?

See Connected Communities to find out more.

Use our SWITCH service for a one-to-one referral to help you discover what interests you most and gain a helping hand in reaching out to an activity you want to do. Contact us at:

Staff and Students Rights

All staff and students have the right to work and study in an environment which is free from any form of harassment or bullying.The University fully recognises the right of staff and students to complain about harassment and bullying should it occur. All complaints will be taken seriously and dealt with promptly. Extract from The University of Dundee Dignity at Work and Study Policy (2019)

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of 9 identified protected characteristics: Age; Disability; Gender Re-assignment; Maternity and Pregnancy; Marriage and Civil Partnership; Race; Religion and Belief; Sex; Sexual Orientation.

In addition, disclosure of a particular protected characteristic will be treated as confidential, in particular in relation to gender re-assignment, disability, sexual orientation and religion and belief. Disclosure of any of these would be a breach of the Equality Act 2010.

You can speak to your Adviser if anything relating to these topics affects you.

Equality and Diversity (UoD web page)

Equality Act 2010: Guidance

Equality Act 2010: Legislation