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Connected Community: Self-isolation

Key information, events and activities for students in self-isolation. The themed menu is at the top of each page on mobile phones and similar devices and as a Left Menu on devices such as iPads, laptops and PCs. (Scroll down to see each page.)


Support at the University

Usually we would encourage you not to stay in your accommodation but to get out there and meet people and see new things - but of course, this is exactly what you can't do in self-isolation. Hopefully the Joining In page will give you some suggestions about how to meet people and make new friends online, 

Although we hope you have an enjoyable time at university, we also realise can be many reasons why you might feel lonely, discriminated against, have issues with your flatmates or feel threatened. You might be concerned about your health or mental wellbeing during this stressful time or want to know what to do if your flatmates aren't adhering to the social distancing and self-isolation rules.

If you are in Residences and are feeling concerned in any way then see Living in Residences.

For additional advice and support look at the resources in LIVE Smart.

The University of Dundee is very proud of its reputation for its great student experience, for being supportive, caring and helpful, and we understand university life can be a bit daunting. Read on to find out how the University can support you.

Welcome to Student Services

Watch this Student Services video to find out more about what we offer.

(Duration 05:10)

Student Services: A-Z guide of services for students

An accessible version of this document is available at

You'll find a list of emergency numbers on the back page. 

Download the PDF

Cultural Transitions

Cultural Transitions

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Enquiry Centre

Student Services

The Enquiry Centre

If you're finding it a bit overwhelming being in a strange town or country there is lots of support available for you from our services.The Centre supports students online and on campus, with some limited opening hours during the pandemic.

For the most up to date information visit our web page 

Is English your first language? 

 If it's not, you can get support from:

Someone to talk to

Do you need to talk to someone in the University?

If you are in isolation and have no-one to talk to, look at some of the suggestions on this page for how to  meet other people virtually. We realise this might be difficult for some people to do but it's important that you are now alone during isolation. 

There  is plenty of support available to you across the University and people you can talk to about any issues you might be having:


Just Starting will  give you lots of ideas on how to make friends, become part of the academic community and you can also find out how to get involved in your education through Student Engagement.

LIVE Smart 

Your Student Community looks at the University's diverse community


Emergency and support out of hours

Emergency and Support

We want you to feel safe at the University and we takes our security responsibilities seriously. If you experience anything untoward when you are on campus, need to report an incident or just want advice contact Security

Add these numbers for out of hours support to your Contacts list

  • Campus Security Emergencies: Ext 84141 (01382 384141)
  • Campus Security Office: Ext 85850 (01382 385850)
  • Residences (Sanctuary) emergency repairs and security: 24 hour mobile number 07776 298 696
  • National Health Service (NHS 24) Tel: 111
  • Emergency Services Tel: 999 (Police, Fire, Ambulance)
  • Police Scotland (non-emergency) Tel: 101
  • Samaritans Tel: 116 123 
  • Breathing Space Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Print off a copy and pin to your notice board.


This guide was created by the Academic Skills Centre, a part of Student Services' Skills Hub.

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