Your First Few Days

Essential information to make sure your first few days go smoothly.

Essential Information


We'll publish information by end August about when and where you can collect keys to move into Abertay's halls of residence. 

Meadowside and Lyon Street: Contact

Parker House and Keiller Court: To be confirmed.

Finding your way around campus

Our campus is compact, and there’s always someone to point you in the right direction. Maps are on each floor.

As well as the Bernard King Library and Student Centre, there are four named buildings in the University  Kydd, Old College, Baxter and Graham (where the Sports Centre is).

The Library: The Bernard King Library provides PCs, books, journals, DVDs and a variety of comfortable study places. Opening hours will vary throughout the year. For more information, visit the library pages.

Your student card

All new students get a student ID card. You need it to access services in the University, including adding credit to your print allowance and borrowing books from the library. Your student card is also useful for getting discounts at restaurants and high-street stores, so keep it handy!

Your Abertay email account

Your e-mail address will be your student number followed by ''. For example, This is the only e-mail account our staff will use to contact you, so please make sure you check in regularly.

Information about your classes

MyLearningSpace is the virtual learning tool that we use at Abertay. You can access it from Abertay's intranet, MyDay. Your tutors will use it to post notes, coursework and announcements specific to your classes. You'll also submit coursework through MyLearningSpace. Make sure you log in to it regularly! 


Your personalised timetable will be available by start of teaching. You will be able to see it by clicking on the Timetables tile on MyAbertay


OASIS is the area of Abertay's intranet where you can access your student record. You will use OASIS to view your assessment and examination results, check Registry announcements, make payments and set up direct debits to the University.

IT problems

For any IT problems, email the IT Service Desk. Whether you’re having trouble configuring your laptop for wifi access or you've accidentally deleted something important, the IT Service Desk can help. 

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