The Abertay College Transition programme

Coming to Abertay from college for third and fourth year? This FREE one-week programme helps you to identify the differences between the two and gives you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with university life before you start your studies here.

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Start Date



5-9 September 2022

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Continuing your studies in third and fourth year here at Abertay? 

Unsure about making the move from college to university? 

Wondering how to manage the demands of a degree? 

Then join the FREE Abertay College Transition (ACT) programme. 

What is the ACT programme?

The online ACT programme is designed to help new students coming to Abertay for third and fourth year to settle into university life. It is especially useful if: 

  • You're coming back into education after some time away.
  • You're worried that your other commitments will impact on your ability to study.

Why choose the ACT programme?

ACT puts you in the best possible position to start your studies by: 

  • Helping you get to know your way around the university and the city.
  • Introducing you to academics, librarians and Student Services staff.
  • Giving you an opportunity to meet other new students.

... all before you start the serious business of studying for your degree. 

How much does ACT cost?

Nothing! It's completely free. 

How do I access ACT?

As a third or fourth year, you’ll automatically get access to the ACT programme once you’ve registered for university.


The programme covers a range of subjects. Topics include:

  • Independent learning and critical thinking
  • Developing research methods
  • Understanding, planning and writing assessments
  • Increasing your employability while you're still a student

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practise these skills, get feedback from our tutors, and to ask questions. At the end of the programme, you’ll know what your lecturers will expect of you and how to meet those expectations.

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There are no tests, but we do set a writing task. If you choose to do this, you’ll get feedback on your academic writing which will give you some ideas about what you can already do well, what you might want to work on, and ways to do that.

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