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Support for College leavers

These pages are dedicated to students coming from college with advanced standing, i.e. coming with an HNC or HND into 2nd or 3rd year. 

The differences between college life and university life.

Reception College and university life have different learning environments.

Learning more independently seems to be the big issue reported by a lot of students making the move from an HN to a degree. Much of the learning on your degree will be very much guided by you, so being aware of this and being prepared can make a huge difference to the experience and make the transition that little bit smoother.

Some other areas which might be different are the style of academic writing and an approach to study that involves critical thinking and referencing.

The Student Academic Support team are here to help you through your move to Abertay University.

The Abertay College Transition (ACT) Programme

The ACT programme has been created especially for students coming from college with advanced standing, to help make your transition into university easier and less daunting. The programme runs during the week starting in September.

For more information go to: ACT programme

HN-Degree Transition Support Advisor

Support for students studying HNCs and HNDs at our local Partner Colleges.

Bridging Programme

For further information on The Abertay College Transition Programme (ACT)

Finding Your Way Around

Get yourself familiar with the layout of our campus and buildings.