June 2021

Campus Highlights

Abertay partners with Tayside institutions to tackle climate emergency

Abertay University has joined forces with some of Dundee’s best-known institutions to enhance public engagement around the COP26 climate conference being held in Scotland this year.

Led by Dundee Rep and the Scottish Dance Theatre, Abertay University has partnered with the James Hutton Institute, V&A Dundee, Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Science Centre, Dundee Heritage Trust and others to become one of seven “Climate Beacons” being formed across Scotland.

The project is part of an effort in the run up to the COP26 UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow in November to inspire positive climate action across Tayside.

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Abertay University Principal named as RSE Fellow

The Principal of Abertay University, Professor Nigel Seaton has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The honour, announced today, is in recognition of his academic work and his leadership at Abertay and in other roles across the higher education sector over the course of his career.

During my career, I have been privileged to work with talented colleagues at Abertay and elsewhere, and I very much see this honour as a reflection of the work we have done together - Prof Seaton

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Fundraising @ Abertay

Abertay has recently launched a new Fundraising microsite! Why? In the words of one friend, ‘I didn’t know that we could donate.’

Our new site makes raising or giving money to the University a much easier process than it once was.

If you’re interested in donating, explore the site where you’ll find information about how to do so at a level that works for you. You can also find out about who and how our previous donors have helped by reading stories from student’s who’ve benefited from funds raised.

If you can, help us to unlock new futures and transform lives.

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Fundraising @ Abertay

Abertay renews partnership with The Northwood Charitable Trust

Abertay University is to benefit from a renewed partnership with The Northwood Charitable Trust which will support a range of important teaching, research and enterprise projects across the next three years.

The two institutions have been successfully working together for many years, benefitting from sharing a number of important goals, including advancing educational attainment and supporting the community. 

We value the vital role that Abertay plays in challenging social and educational disadvantage and are pleased to be supporting work that will directly benefit the local community - Director of The Northwood Charitable Trust, Blair Thomson


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Romania business degree partnership is UK first

Abertay has become the first university to launch undergraduate business degrees in Romania.

Partnering with Bucharest International School of Management (BISM), Abertay will deliver a suite of degree courses in the country starting this year, including BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Digital Marketing with Business Management, and BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Business Analytics.

“At Abertay, we pride ourselves on preparing our students for the world of work and offering transformational opportunities to all who can benefit from them" - Deputy Vice-Chancellor Liz Bacon


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Lowdown from the Campus 

Tech multinational joins Scottish business and legal providers in supporting competition for video games start-ups
Tech multinational Dell is to support games competition Dare Academy along with chartered accountants MHA Henderson Loggie and legal firm Lindsays.

Dundee video games studios unite to support the next generation of industry talent
Dundee games companies Ninja Kiwi Europe and Outplay Entertainment (via Outplay Academy) have united to sponsor this year's Abertay Digital Graduate Show.

Abertay Academic's new book makes Pluralistic therapy accessible for trainees and practitioners alike
A new book on pluralistic therapy by Abertay University lecturer academic Dr Kate Smith and Ani de la Prida is now available for pre-order. The Pluralistic Primer details the basics of pluralistic therapy as a counselling framework.

Abertay students work to solve food issues as Dundee Sustainable Food Place project announced
Business Management students at Abertay University have produced creative new solutions to address Dundee’s food sustainability issues as part of the national drive towards net-zero.

Abertay students recreate tourist hotspot the Isle of Cumbrae in Minecraft
One of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations, the Isle of Cumbrae, has been recreated in Minecraft as part of a unique project to engage young people with the area’s heritage.

Abertay lecturer's new book looks at global economic crisis from a sociological perspective
Abertay University lecturer Dr Christos Memos has published a new book which examines the 2008 global economic crisis as a complex social phenomenon.

Events and Opportunities

Abertay Digital Graduate Show 2021

Launching 8pm (BST) Friday 25 June
Online Exhibition

Be one of the first to explore this year's Digital Graduate Show, an incredible online exhibition of over 100 digital projects spanning videogames, interactive technologies, animation, art, digital design and cybersecurity, all created by the talented honours students of Abertay University’s School of Design and Informatics.

Coming to you live from V&A Dundee, we’ll be introducing this vast body of work through candid conversations with some of the project’s creators and delving into the detail of their creative processes. The live launch will also include our prizegiving ceremony and some super fun play-along-at-home games for you to take part in if you wish!

All will be revealed at

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Abertay's Online Postgraduate Open Evening

6pm (BST) Wednesday 30 June
Online Event

Find out all you need to know about postgraduate study with Abertay during our Online Postgraduate Open Evening. 

It’s the perfect opportunity to explore all programmes, ask questions about the programme you’re keen on and get information about admissions, recruitment, support, accommodation and more.

If you're an Abertay Alumni, there's the opportunity to receive 20% discount from tuition fees. Check your eligibility here.


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Webinar: Cyber Talent and Diversity

The post-covid era...a time of opportunity to pursue more diversity in the cybersecurity talent pool?

Abertay's Dr Natalie Coull hosted this very topical discussion with Polly Purvis OBE (Honorary Graduate)Chelsea Jarvie (Alumna), Colin Urquhart (Alumnus) and Abdullah Khan (Alumnus). We were absolutely thrilled to have our very own industry experts take part and impart their different perspectives. 

The event is now available to watch on demand. 


Cybersecurity Webinar Series

We're looking for words of wisdom...

This year, Abertay's summer graduation celebration is taking place online. As part of this event we’re hoping to share some nuggets of advice between our existing Alumni community and the graduating Class of 2021 which focus around the following themes...

  • Gaining / maintaining a positive mindset post-graduation
  • Advice / insight / top tips into securing work after graduation
  • Overcoming / learning from obstacles you’ve encountered since graduating
  • Words of encouragement and / or congratulations

Would you like to take part? If so, please get in touch for more information :)


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