December 2022

Keeping Abertay’s community of Alumni, Supporters and Friends in the know

Season's Greetings

As 2022 draws to a close, we'd like to extend our warm wishes for the Festive Season to all our Alumni, Supporters and Friends.

This year has seen many success stories of our alumni. We also welcomed another cohort of graduates into the alumni family. Congratulations to our most recent grads and to those who finally got to walk across the stage at the Caird Hall in the summer and last month, when we finally got back to in person graduation ceremonies.

Before switching off for the year, we encourage you to check out the latest happenings in Abertay's alumni community.

Winter Graduation 2022

Congratulations to all our graduates!

Abertay's former Principal, Professor Nigel Seaton, and cyber expert, Mandy Haeburn-Little, joined students at the Caird Hall last month to celebrate the 2022 Winter Graduation.

Abertay University prepares to celebrate Winter Graduation

Celebrating the success of Abertay's Alumni

Puny Astronaut celebrate debut release of game first created at Abertay

A video game born in Abertay University's Centre for Excellence in Computer Games is set for a global release on Nintendo Switch.

Skye Tales, a puzzle-adventure game promoting mindfulness and accessibility, is the first game to be released by independent games studio Puny Astronaut.

Nintendo Switch release for game first created at Abertay

A game screenshot of a mineshaft with glowing crystals

Abertay Alum becomes first in family to graduate after severe health issues

36 year-old Linzi Morgan left school with no qualifications at 15, before going on to start a family and work full time.

Lat month she became the first person in her family to graduate as she walked across the stage at Dundee's Caird Hall as part of Abertay University's Winter Graduation Ceremony.

Abertay University student becomes first in family to graduate after severe health issues

A profile of Linzi Morgan

Abertay Alum, Debbi McCulloch, reaches 250 games in charge of Spartans FC

Massive congratulations to Debbi McCulloch on reaching an incredible 250 games in charge of Spartan FC!

Debbi graduated in 2002 from our Sports Coaching and Development programme and has gone on to become an elite coach and top ambassador for Scottish women's football.

Back to the archives

A few weeks ago, we ran a short campaign on Twitter showcasing some fantastic images and information we've found whilst delving into the archives.

Who remembers nights out in the old Marketgait and Bell Street Student Union buildings? What about the 'Hands Off Abertay' campaign to stop the merger of Abertay with other nearby higher education institutions?

Click the link below to find out more.

Abertay Archives

Jamie Mcdonald standing in front of a wall with "simply clever food" written on it

Abertay student secures innovation role at leading food firm

University partnership sees apprentice cook up new and improved recipes.

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The image shows Student President Olivia Robertson in the Library holding up a range of books on Gender-Based Violence. - the book in the foreground is titled Consent on Campus.

Abertay creates public information resource to highlight Gender-Based Violence

Abertay University has launched a publicly available information resource as par...

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Members of Abertay staff at the Scottish Cyber Awards

Abertay cyberQuarter celebrates success at Scottish Cyber Awards

New cybersecurity centre scoops prize as alumni, staff and partners honoured

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Graduate Success Programme and DUTE

2022 Abertay graduate, Monika, was referred to the Graduate Success Programme for support with graduate job searching and CV advice. 

After an initial appointment discussing career goals, searching for job (relevant to her degree) and getting tips on improving her CV, Monika received further support with interviews. She was referred to Dundee University Temporary Employees (DUTE) and secured a temporary role with the University of Dundee. After demonstrating her wide range of skills and knowledge combined with experience gained from studying at Abertay and from her temporary roles, Monika has now secured a permanent position as a Cohort Clerical Officer at the University of Dundee.

Monika is a fantastic example of a talented Abertay graduate who has benefitted from engaging with the Graduate Success Programme and DUTE, which Abertay graduates are eligible to apply for.

Further information on DUTE can be found here.                                                

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Until next time, Abertay

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