The University of Dundee has a fascinating history from its founding as University College in 1881, to its gaining of university status in 1967, right up to the present day. In this section you can read more about our history and access some of the many resources available to find out more.
In 2017 the University celebrated 50 years of independence from the University of St Andrews with the release of a collection of resources.
On the University’s 50th anniversary, 50 podcasts were produced by colleagues from across the University on subjects as diverse as Mary Shelley and her Dundee connection, Comics, Jute and Scientific Women. These wonderful vignettes of aspects of the University and the City are definitely worth a listen.
Professor Sir Pete Downes created this podcast in 2017 for the University's 50th anniversary when he was Principal and Vice Chancellor.
Get yourself comfy and come on a virtual walk round City Campus with University Museums Curator Matthew Jarron, where he shows you some of the original University buildings and talks about the history of the University and some of the key figures who have taught here.
If you have just arrived, have you completed all the essential and legal things you have been instructed to do, either before you arrived or on arrival?
The checklist below will start you thinking about the key tasks you have already completed or still need to add to your 'To Do List'. We've not listed everything you need to take care of so you'll need to compare to your own list of things to do.
Make sure you've ticked all the administration type tasks off your list. Not the most exciting job but nevertheless an essential one.This is as good a time as any to get all these out of the way then you can relax knowing you've taken care of them.