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Support Smart: International Students

Student Services' support guide for Academic School Staff and other student facing staff

International Student Society


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Student societies are groups of like-minded students who aim to promote an activity or cause on campus. It is also the one of the best ways to make new friends, and make the most out of your university life. Trying a new sport or hobby is a perfect break from the academic pattern of student life.

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Medications and Pre-existing Conditions

Students on medications or those that have pre-existing medical conditions: If you need a prescribed medication on an ongoing basis make sure that you have brought sufficient quantities with you, at least 4 weeks supply, which will be enough until you register with a local doctor in Dundee.


If you are an international student and require prescribed medication for a pre-existing medical condition, it is important that you bring a doctor's letter (in English) with you to give to the doctor in Dundee explaining your medical diagnosis / condition, and any prescribed medications you require to continue taking.

If you do not do this it may take some time to get a required prescription from the GP (General Practitioner - doctor) in Dundee and this may result in a gap in medication which may affect your ability to study.

Free Online Course - Prepare to Study and Live in the UK

Free Online Course from British Council:

Prepare to Study and Live in UK

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Be prepared for university study in the UK by familiarising yourself with UK culture and higher education.


Global Room

Global Room

The Global Room is a social space on City Campus for students to relax, meet new people and celebrate cultural events.

Learn why our international students choose Dundee University

Conversation Cafe

Conversation Cafe is an informal weekly meeting where international students can come and practice speaking conversational English speaking skills and improve their understanding of the English language.

Hosted by Peer Connections student volunteers who help fellow students in various topics of conversation.

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Culture - Cultural Transitions

Social Life - Cultural Transitions

International Student Advice Service

Information on the University's

International Student Advice Service

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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

British Council Information for International Students - Interview with a UK Police Officer

Find out about our Police Officers and how they may assist you whilst studying abroad.

An Interview with a UK Police Officer

UKCISA Culture Shock - Adapting to a New Culture

Peer Connections


Peer Connections

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. Email

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Food - Cultural Transitions

Creating Confidence Safety Guide for International Students

British Council Information for International Students - Interview with a University Counsellor

Find out about the support available for students from a University Counsellor.

Interview with a University Counsellor

Returning Home - Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse culture shock can sometimes happen when you return to your home country /culture

Here are 5 top tips to help