You are part of a unique, connected community: what you do outside of your studies is just as important as what you do while learning.
Find out more about how you can get involved in extra-curricular activities in your connected community.
Are you looking to get involved in Volunteering? Joining a club or Society? Getting Active in Sports? But don’t know where to start? Have you never thought of getting involved, or think extra-curricular activities are not for you?
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There are lots of apps that will let you meet up virtually and you will probably be used to using apps such as Zoom or Teams already.
You can use Teams through your UoD account. Some of the teaching delivery might also be through Teams so it's a good idea to become familiar with it. See this page for information on setting up and using Teams and about working and studying remotely (look under IT).
Giving your time and expertise to a charity or voluntary organisation brings many benefits, both for your own development and in helping a cause you believe in. Find out more about volunteering in Dundee and look for current volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering page.
There are lots of good reasons to get involved in University life outside your studies – to broaden your horizons, meet people and gain new skills. It can also help when it comes to looking for a job after your studies, with many graduate recruiters saying they’re most interested in what students have done outside their course. Some extra-curricular activities are being offered in online or blended formats this year, but there’s still lots you can get involved in – just a few of which are highlighted here. Why not spend some time reviewing your options, and decide which opportunities are the right ones for you?
Taking up any of these opportunities, or doing something else you enjoy alongside your studies, can enable to you apply for an extra award from the University. We offer a range of official Dundee Plus skills awards, which you can apply for to recognise the skills you’ve gained through getting involved in activities outside your studies, and to demonstrate these to potential employers.
We offer a range of official Dundee Plus skills awards, which you can apply for to recognise the skills you’ve gained through getting involved in activities outside your studies, and to demonstrate these to potential employers.
Spending time alone in isolation can be tough, but it might also have offered you some valuable time for reflection.
Just like University is a great time to meet new people, it can also be a really exciting opportunity to get to know yourself better. Why not take advantage of your time in self-isolation to do this quiz?
This quiz measures four different aspects of your personality and generates a personality profile based on the Myers-Briggs personality types. The quiz won't get everything right, of course, but it can act as a springboard for deeper self-reflection.
The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) provides opportunities for participation in sport and exercise for the University community, including sports clubs, exercise classes and gym and swimming pool access.
The ISE (ISE) and Sports Union offer the chance to take part in a huge range of sport and exercise opportunities, whether you’re an expert or a complete novice. These are a great way to meet new people and get fit at the same time!
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