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LIVE Smart: Illness or Injury

Student guide to living and studying in Dundee. Aligned with LEARN Smart

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If you find that illness or injury has impacted on your studies, ability to focus, created difficulties with coursework or exams then it would be a good idea to speak to someone from the Student Support Team or DUSA Advice for support and advice about how to get back on track.

If you have a long term illness or chronic health condition (including long term mental health issues) you can register with the University's Disability Services for support.

You can apply for mitigating circumstances  - remember to say what the impact you have had on your studies because of the illness or injury and what your preferred outcome may be e.g. grades to take into account the mitigating circumstances, late submissions to be given no late penalties and in the case of resits to be given as a first sitting, You will need to provide evidence of this speak to Student Support about how this may be provided but it would be usually provided by a medical professional or mental health professional e.g. GP, hospital or therapist (external to university)

NHS 24

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NHS 24

Provides information and health care advice

Open 24 hours - phone for health care

advice when your GP practice is closed

Dial 111

NHS 24 Scotland's national telehealth and telecare organisation. Call us free on 111 if your are ill and can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens



University of Dundee

Get help on campus:

Security staff are present on campus 24 hours a day - they can be reached by calling 01382 385850, or call into the Security Centre located in the Ewing Building. There are also call points located around campus where you can press the button to summon assistance.

Get help off campus:

Emergency Services (Fire, Police, Ambulance) can be called by dialling 999.

Police Non emergency number (where there is no imminent threat or danger) call 101


How to Register for Medical Care and Dentists

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You can find your nearest GPs, dentists and pharmacies using NHS 24's website. Enter your postcode and the service you are looking for.

Find out more about how to register by visiting the University Health Service Website

Emergency Services

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Police Scotland for non-emergencies phone 101

Police/fire/ambulance/coastguard for emergencies phone 999

Sickness Absence from University

Need to take time off university due to illness?

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 Advice on student self certification of absence.

University Health Service

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Need to see a Doctor? Can't get an appointment with your GP? Not yet registered?

University of Dundee Health Service provides medical advice to all staff and students.

(There is a Doctor who runs two short clinics each week.)

Call, email or come in to book an appointment.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9:00-14:00 during semester

Monday – Thursday 9:00-14:00 during vacation

Tel: 01382 384168


Where to find us: Level 1, Support Hub, OTI Building (see campus map)

Student Support Team

The Student Support Team can be contacted via the Enquiry Centre. They can help you to get back on track with your studies through the Stay on Course scheme.

They can help you with a wide range of issues and problems and can refer, if necessary, to other specialist services, within and outside of the university.

Support meetings with students take place in the Enquiry Centre. For students studying at the Fife Campus appointments may be made at the Fife Campus by arrangement. Teams video call and telephone appointments can also be made.

You can contact the Student Support Team for an appointment by filling in the online form hereStudent Support Team 

Disability Services

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University of Dundee Disability Services

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Mental Health

General Health

Lifestyle and Wellbeing


University Counselling Service

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Offers free counselling to students and staff.

Emergency session for people in crisis  - please contact for available times

To find out more or to make an appointment with the University Counselling Service

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

Tel: 01382 384164


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