About the University of Abertay Dundee
More than 10 Good Reasons to Choose Abertay
The Student Centre - Enhancing The Student Experience
Structure of the University of Abertay Dundee
Studying at Abertay
Sport at Abertay
|University of Abertay Dundee|
|Bell Street, DD1 1HG Dundee|
+44 (0)1382 308000
The UniversityAbertay is right at the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres, and we’re just a few minutes walk from the bus and train stations.
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The campus itself is an eclectic mixture of everything from 16th-century castles to our outstanding award-winning library. The heart of the University lies in Bell Street, with most teaching departments, offices, research centres and the library all within just a few yards of each other. Best of all, our brand new Student Centre is also here, and whether you’re going to lectures, meeting with staff, studying in the library, or attending tutorials and seminars, you’ll always feel like a part of our bustling community.
Abertay isn’t just a great place to be a student – the University is also home to world leading research teams, whose discoveries are hailed internationally. We are the top-rated university in Scotland for environmental science research, with leading-edge initiatives such as the Abertay Centre for the Environment promoting ‘green’ business practices; the Urban Water Technology Centre developing innovative new drainage and pollution-control technology; and the SIMBIOS unit exploring bioinformatics. Abertay researchers are also studying issues as varied as the Scottish economy, advanced pain management, food and nutrition science, psychology, computer arts and digital media, and many other topics.
All of our researchers are involved in teaching and developing courses – giving our students the chance to learn from world leaders every day.
Our teaching Staff
Apart from getting on with the business of teaching many of the staff are either actively involved in research or work with schools and employers as a collaborative process.
The School of Social and Health Sciences has a number of strong links with local secondary schools with regard to the Performance Laboratory and its facilities, providing pupils with additional support for their PE studies.
The Tayside Institute for Health Studies is committed to promoting interdisciplinary and inter-professional ways of working, and to the development of pathways for facilitating lifelong learning in healthcare practitioners. The core staff of the Institute represent a range of health professions: nursing, mental health, psychology and counselling.
In 2006 the psychology subject area and programmes were reviewed. The Panel identified the establishment and development of the physical space associated with the Psychology provision and the use of that space for both teaching and research as exemplary.
Supporting our studentsComing to University marks a major step in your life, and we’re on hand to make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible. The University can offer advice and support on everything from accommodation and managing your finances, to staying healthy and planning your workload. We have a counselling service that can help you work through any problems, and employ a team of students each year to act as mentors for all newcomers. The Students’ Association also provides help and advice via the elected student executive. No matter what your question, we have someone who can help you answer it.
Our student community
The friendly and welcoming environment at Abertay is created by our students, who represent a great diversity of backgrounds and cultures. Over 60 nationalities are represented on campus, and our courses attract everyone from local school leavers to overseas research students. Abertay also attracts a very high proportion of mature students.
There are endless opportunities for students and staff to socialise together, helping to develop excellent staff/student working relationships, and contributes to the feeling of community which characterises Abertay.
Facts & Figures
- Abertay offers world-leading courses in computer arts and computer games technology
- Abertay is ranked as the best university in Scotland for its environmental research
- Abertay is one of only four universities in Scotland, and the only modern university, rated as Excellent for its teaching of Economics
- Abertay created Embreonix, Scotland's first graduate enterprise centre dedicated to helping students set up their own business
- Over 60 nationalities are represented in our student community
- Abertay has 5084 students, with 4476 based on our Dundee campus
- Around 66% of our students are from Scotland, 5% from Northern Ireland, 3% from England and Wales, and 26% from overseas
- We have an £8m state of the art library fully networked for the digital age
- Over 1200 personal computers are available for student use - one of the highest proportions in the UK
- We have an average of 1 lecturer for every 17 students
- Abertay has been educating Scotland’s workforce since 1888
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