Great facilities, innovative designs - Abertay is an unrivaled student experience!
Situated on the ground floor of the University's Kydd Building, White Space is a unique knowledge environment for students, staff and local businesses. Opened in 2007 and with an eclectic mix of disciplines, this creative environment is now a thriving hub of activity.
Centre of Excellence
Abertay University became the UK’s first ever university centre of excellence for computer games education thanks to a £3 million investment from the Scottish Government. The Centre for Excellence forms the core of the new Institute for Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay. The Institute expands the range of graduates from Abertay able to make immediate commercial impact.
The facilities at Abertay are excellent and getting better. Our award-winning The Bernard King Library has set the standard for all British universities. This superb learning environment includes fully equipped seminar rooms for teaching information and IT skills, six group study rooms, and the Centre for Language Learning and Self-Study. Part of the building has been designed to operate 24 hours a day and combines IT and study facilities and a time-out area where students can relax.
Abertay's Abertay Student Centre is in the middle of our friendly city campus, just yards from our award-winning library and main teaching buildings. We've invested £6 million into getting it just right, from the beautiful red sandstone to the inspiring green cladding with glass front. The Student Centre is more than just a building - it’s the cultural and social hub of our city campus and is a safe, stimulating environment in which to eat, relax and socialise with friends and meet with lecturers.
Sport@Abertay is as much a part of university life as attending lecture and tutorials. We have over 20 sports clubs ranging from traditional sports such as rugby and football through to new exciting sports such as skydiving and ultimate Frisbee. Most clubs compete in the Scottish universities sport leagues, while some also compete in local amateur leagues. There is also a revitalised gym that is on campus, making it ideal to use in-between classes. For a minimal membership you have the use of 14 cardio vascular stations, 15 strength stations and as much training advice as you want.
The Hannah Maclure Centre
The Hannah Maclure Centre is located on the top floor of the new Abertay Student Centre in the heart of campus and provides an informal and cultural space for students and staff to present, engage and interact with exhibitions. The centre also houses a state-of-the-art cinema and performance space that seats 80, and runs student film nights and a multitude of one-off screenings, performances and seminars.
There are many things to do at Abertay when you are not studying. The Students' Association organises a wide range of societies covering all sorts of interests from the Biotechnology Society, Japanese Film and Anime Society, to the Poker Society. All of the societies welcome new members so you don't need to be an expert to join.
The best way to teach our students all about game technology and game application development at undergraduate and postgraduate level was to create their very own game lab. consists of two main teaching areas, an octagonal pod area housing 40 computer stations, and an advanced development areas housing 50 computer stations used for the high-end game and graphics development.
The Quiet Contemplation Room is a small, inclusive space on Level 2, of the Old College (Room 2034.1) where students or staff of any religion, or of no religion, can read, pray, meditate or engage in quiet reflection. It is open throughout the day and during the evening.
Multi faith space
Located next door to the contemplation room is the multi-faith group space. The primary purpose of this larger room is to provide space for group activities such as meetings and communal worship. It may be particularly useful for staff/student faith societies. The room has been designed to allow students and staff the freedom to configure furniture as appropriate for their needs. To ensure its neutrality the room has also been kept free of any permanent religious iconography. Groups can however, store paraphernalia in lockers within the room and make temporary displays to suit the purpose of their meeting.
This shared resource is available on a first request, first served basis. Students can book the book the multi-faith space via the SEZ booking pages: https://bookings.abertay.ac.uk
Staff should contact SEZ directly to make a booking – Tel. 01382-308833; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muslim Prayer Room
The Muslim Prayer Room is maintained by the Abertay Islamic Society. There are two prayer rooms – one for brothers and one for sisters and they can be found in the Baxter Building in rooms 3057 and 3059.
The Piping and Traditional Music Club
The Abertay University Piping and Traditional Music Club was formed in 2001 and aims to promote piping, drumming, traditional music and ceilidh dancing within the University and in the wider community. Membership is open to all.
The club runs a variety of activities and groups including Abertay University's Pipe Band and a traditional acoustic music session group, from which members of the Abertay Ceilidh Band are drawn. In addition, tuition is offered in piping, fiddle and guitar. Many of our tutors, in addition to being full-time staff members, are professional musicians in their own right, often competing and composing their own music, so high quality tuition is guaranteed. We also offer tuition in ceilidh dancing as well as organising social events and outings on a regular basis.
Annual membership costs just £5 for students and £10 for staff/external members. This entitles you to take part in as many music and dance classes, sessions or practices as you can fit in!
Abertay is already one of the leading universities in the use of Information and communications technology in the support of teaching and learning, and access to electronic and other information resources is central to every course at the University. Information Services combine the information provision skills of library staff, the high quality customer service from frontline staff, with the expertise of our ICT, technical services, infrastructure and CIS teams, together with the technology enhanced learning staff. Students therefore benefit from the provision of an integrated support service across the University.