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Student Support and Services

To help you make the most of your time with us, Abertay offers an integrated range of support services covering pastoral and academic matters, delivered by a combination of Student Services, Information Services, the Student Association and academic schools.

Whatever course you’re studying, support is available to help you to develop your skills in different aspects of degree-level work: being an independent learner, thinking critically, writing academically, carrying out research, and giving academic presentations.  Advice and guidance on all of these topics and more is available not just from your course tutors, but also from the Learning Development Advisors, Academic Librarians and IT Trainers.  Prior to arrival, the University also provides a University Preparation Programme, Abertay College Transition Programme and Intensive English Language for Academic Purposes Programme.

The Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) provides a 'one stop shop' for students who require help and advice about any aspect of University life. SEZ can be especially useful if you are not sure where to go or who to ask when you require information of any type. SEZ will be able to help you with most requests immediately. However, if more specialist support is required, it will put you in direct contact with a member of staff or a team who can. As well as weekday opening hours SEZ is also open in the evenings and weekends.

In addition, there are a number of specialist services within the University’s Student Services Directorate that provide high-quality, professional, non-judgemental, confidential counselling, information, advice and guidance on issues related to money, wellbeing, disability and careers. Student Services Directorate includes the Career Development Centre; Disabled Student Support; Learner Development Service; Counselling; International Advice and Welfare; Student Funding Advice; Abertay Language Centre and Faith and Belief.

The Student Association provide an Advice and Welfare Service that can offer impartial advice and advocacy on a range of issues including academic, housing, and general welfare support.

A-Z of Starting Abertay University

To access support, contact the Support Enquiry Zone:


Telephone: Support Enquiry Zone - +44 (0)1382-308833

Visit: Bernard King Library (Level 1)



We are here to support you in your study by offering confidential, professional help with personal, emotional or mental health problems that you may have during your time at the University.

Faith and Belief

Faith and Belief

The University is a lively multi-faith and multi-cultural institution. The Chaplaincy seeks to serve the whole University community in a spirit of openness, friendship and mutual respect.



Information and sources of help at Abertay University from LGBT group, Students Association and Counselling Service.

Disabled Students

Advice on disability issues at Abertay and facilitates support for students with disabilities.

Student Academic Support

Get the tools to become a more effective learner, and to produce the best work you’re capable of.

Audio Visual

Audio Visual

Audio Visual equipment can be borrowed from the University. We have a range of equipment including digital cameras, laptops, dictaphones and video cameras.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning

During your course of study with us a variety of teaching methods will be used, all of them designed to complement each other and to ensure you acquire both a sound knowledge of your chosen subject area and skills relevant to your future employment.

Support Enquiry Zone

Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ)

The Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) provides a single point of initial contact for students who require information, help and advice about any aspect of University life.

Support for College Leavers

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

Support for International Students

Abertay has a dedicated advisor to assist you in all aspects of studying and living in the UK.

Care Experienced

Abertay was awarded The Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark for its efforts to support young people.