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LEARN Smart: Just starting

Academic Skills support

Just starting?

On campus

If you are just about to start the University as an on campus student, visit our Welcome pages to find out what you need to bring with you and what to do in your first week.

Check the information on these pages so you know what you need to do to:

  1.  be able to matriculate
  2. register with a doctor
  3. connect to Eduroam WiFi

See information about your course induction events, matriculation and getting connected to eduroam wifi

On campus international

If we are welcoming you to the University from another country see our International Advice Service pages

If you have are in isolation look at our Students Services 14 Day Countdown for a mix of information about the University, Dundee and Scotland and some things that are just for fun and to try to stave off the boredom for you. This was released on a day to day basis from 12 September so all pages will be available to you now. You don't have to be an international student to make use of this guide!

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 and see our online learning web 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.

Useful dates

A list of dates in the academic year - bookmark this page.


Visit your Course Induction pages to find out what you need to do during your first week on campus.

Induction events

This year, due to COVID19 restrictions many of induction events have moved online. Check the timetable regularly to see what has been added.

Meet new people

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To open a fully accessible version or Word/PDF versions use this link


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

Library App

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

Read about the Library App


Get involved in your education

Find out how to have a say on your education through Student Engagement

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.

How to use My Dundee

My Dundee is your digital learning environment. Watch this video to find out about the new look and how to use it effectively My Dundee New Look from My Dundee on Vimeo

Student Desktop (Home page)

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

See the guides on our IT web pages about Security

Reading lists

Many students will have a reading list associated with their modules. Find out how to check if you have lists for your modules.

New students

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