Welcome events for Medicine MBChB students

Updated on 23 September 2022

We are delighted to welcome you to the School of Medicine next week!

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We wanted to outline what you can expect regarding your teaching and learning activities.   

HM The Queen funeral - Monday 19 September

You will be aware that the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September. This has been declared a public holiday and is to be recognised as a rest day by the University. Welcome Week activities have therefore been scaled back for the day as a mark of respect. Please refer to the announcement for arrangements during the rest day.  

Matriculation task

Please make sure you have completed your matriculation task in eVision when available to ensure you have access to the University systems. Going forward all University communications will be sent via you UoD email rather than your personal ones. If you experience any problems with this please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Welcome events

You can check your online calendar for events that are scheduled during Welcome Week using your University credentials. From the Home Page, click on the Calendar link to view your timetable.

Foundations in Medicine

The Foundations in Medicine block which starts on Monday 26 September will mainly be delivered as face to face on campus activities and some online material. The delivery mode will be clearly detailed in your timetable. Dr Sudhir Tauro who leads the Foundations in Medicine block will give an introduction to the block on Monday 26 September in the on Main Campus at 09:00.

Travel to Ninewells

When required to travel to Ninewells, please allow 20-30 minutes for travel until you familiarise yourself with the local transport.   

Attendance at class is monitored via a mobile app called SEAtS.


We understand that you may have purchased some textbooks already, however the School have been working with Library Services to obtain copies of the latest Kumar & Clark Clinical Medicine E-textbook.  we will be required to share your name and University email address with the supplier Kortext, so that they can send details to you directly.   We appreciate that some of you may prefer printed textbooks, therefore if you do not wish to be contacted by the supplier to receive access to the E-textbook, we would be grateful if you could contact by 12:00 noon on Friday 30 September 2022.  If you do not opt out by then, your contact details will be shared with our Library and Learning Centre for onward transmission to our supplier. 

Safety procedures

Whilst we have adapted to everyday life with COVID and teaching has returned to face-to-face in person, there remains some safety procedures that you will require to adopt when studying at Ninewells Campus as mask wearing is compulsory in all NHS Tayside premises. You may remove your mask when seated in a classroom environment.  Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the Covid Code of Conduct   

  • If you feel unwell or have any symptoms associated with COVID 19 do not attend face to face teaching.  Follow Government advice and contact the Medical School Undergraduate Administration team via to make them aware of your situation 
  • Face covering should be worn when entering and leaving Ninewells and when in all public or common areas. If you forget your face mask these are available as you enter the hospital
  • Where feasible, keep to the left-hand side of corridors/passageways.
  • Observe any ‘one-way’ systems in use. The signage around the hospital and medical school is well presented and clear to follow
  • Avoid handshaking and all physical contact for example group hugs when meeting up with colleagues
  • Respiratory hygiene –cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue and then put the tissue in the bin and wash your hands with soap/water (or alcohol gel) for 20 seconds 

Core values

As a medical school dedicated to education, we encourage one another to foster a community free of intolerance and discrimination, and to promote an environment that is respectful, civil, supportive and safe. These core values allow us to provide a learning environment where we can all pursue our dreams and reach our highest potential. The School of Medicine and the undergraduate team are completely focused on the ultimate goal of graduating excellent doctors and providing you all with the very best educational experience and student support service.   

PVG application

Finally, please be advised that PVG application processing will resume upon your arrival in Dundee. We will email you to confirm your application has been submitted to Disclosure Scotland. 

We hope your travels to Dundee go well and look forward to seeing you next week. 

Dr Jennifer Kennedy
Programme Lead Years 1, 2 & 3

Dr Tim Smith
Year 1 Convenor

Kara Knight
Undergraduate Lead (Professional Services)


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