New Students

Welcome to Abertay University - we're looking forward to meeting you.

Congratulations on gaining a place to study at Abertay. We're excited that you're joining us.

Your Freshers' Week will run from Monday 13 September. Term 1 teaching starts on Monday 20 September. Remember to read the Student Guide to Term 1 for more info.

Freshers' Week will include online and on-campus welcome talks and activities running from 13-17 September, kicking off with a welcome from the Principal on Monday morning. 

You can tap into a programme packed with information, support and advice across the week from academic and support staff, as well as social sessions from the Students' Association.

Freshers' Week interactive guide

Your Freshers' Week interactive guide is your must-have for the week. It has all the events and the links to access them. It's on the Abertay intranet, so use your Abertay IT account username and password to login.

Welcome from Nigel Seaton, Our Principal and Vice-Chancellor

We understand that this may be your first time away from, your first time in Dundee or your first time to Scotland. Even if you do know the city well, may I take this opportunity to welcome you.

Your journey to your degree may be challenging at times, but I hope your time at Abertay will be a fulfilling experience that will support you in life and your chosen career. 

We're all looking forward to welcoming you to Abertay at Freshers' Week. There will be in person programme welcome talks scheduled for 13-17 September, as well as some social activities, providing you with an opportunity to meet new people, as well as online information services. 

With all good wishes for Term 1 at Abertay. 

Professor Nigel Seaton

Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Nigel Seaton wearing dress suit and red neck tie

Info for 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.

Before You Arrive

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

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When You Arrive

Find helpful information about your first few days, including joining sports 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

Check out your A-Z to starting university, guides for International students and useful links.

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