New Students

Welcome from Nigel Seaton, Our Principal and Vice-Chancellor

I am very pleased that you are joining our University as we begin the new academic year. Starting university is a big step, as I remember very clearly from my own time as a student, though it was very many years ago. 

I know you will find Abertay to be a friendly and supportive university, and my colleagues and I are here to help you make the transition to your life as a student.  And we will be with you every step of the way from here to graduation.

It all starts with Freshers’ Week, which is your opportunity to learn about how the University works, to pick up tips about studying and making the most of your time at Abertay, to learn about student societies, clubs and sports teams, and much more.  It’s also a chance to get to know the other new students, and to have some fun before the studying starts.

One thing I particularly enjoy about this time year is having a chance to talk to the new students, and I will be at all the Welcome Sessions for the academic programmes.  I look forward to seeing you then.

Professor Nigel Seaton

Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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New Students

University shapes the rest of your life. Classmates can become lifelong friends. You’re about to be pushed out of your comfort zone, only to discover just how much you’re capable of. We can’t wait to welcome you as you start your Abertay journey.

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Before You Arrive

What you need to know before you arrive on campus including free preparation courses.

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When You Arrive

Helpful information about your first few days including joining clubs and societies.

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Freshers’ Week

Find key dates and information about the types of events happening during the week.

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Helpful Guides

Download our A-Z to starting university and Pre Arrival Guides for International students.

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