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LEARN Smart: Just starting

Academic Skills support

Just starting?

Screenshot of Welcome landing page

If you are just about to start the University, visit our Welcome pages to find out what you need to bring with you and what to do in your first week. These pages will give you all the information you need about what you need to do to get started and the important things you must do.

Find details of Academic Skills Centre workshops for UG and PG students in Welcome Week Events pages.


On campus international

If you are arriving at the University from another country see the International section for specific guidance and information. 

Welcome online

Virtual Campus

(Off campus learning)

If you are just about to start as a blended learning or online student visit your School pages

For specific information about online courses see our online and distance learning pages 

Although you might not have the opportunity to come to our on campus areas in person during your studies, you can use, our virtual and 360 arial tours (use the Around campus tab) to see what your City Campus looks like and see the list of services that are available to you.

Make friends

Meet new people

The University has thousands of students but sometimes it can be a lonely place and students often ask how they can get involved and meet up with other students.

We suggest ways to meet new people on campus, make new friends and get the most out of your time at university.

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Library App

The Library app is available for download by searching "University of Dundee Library" on your app store.

Read about the Library App



The University's eVision is the portal for SITS used by applicants, staff and students. 

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Useful Dates

Academic Calendar

A list of useful dates throughout the academic year

Student engagement

Get involved in your education

At the University of Dundee we value the student voice, find out how to have a say on your education through Student Engagement

Student Home Page

Student Desktop (Home page)

Bookmark the Student Desktop page to help you find key resources.



Learn about IT at the University

Commuting students

Students who commute

Are you a student who lives outside Dundee and will have to commute to one of our campuses? If you are, see this Advice for students who commute to campus guide

LIVE Smart new students


You'll find a whole section on advice for new students on wellbeing and healthy living in LIVE Smart.



Use the University's 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.



If you are thinking about setting up your own voluntary group or project read the guidance in this University Handbook.


Student Union

Wherever you are studying, whether it's on campus or online, find out about your student union and how you can get involved with the Student Rep system volunteering and more!

Famous Failures

Famous failures

When you find yourself saying, "I can't do this", and you start to feel like a failure...


We don't all start at the top as the best you can be - you have to work at it.

Take a look at this video if you need proof!