Guide

Welcome events for the whole University community

As well as events for your course and subject, we've organised a range of social events during September and October 2020 to welcome you to the University, and the city of Dundee

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Official Welcome

Monday 28 September 2020

11:00-12:00 - your official welcome, from the Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor David Maguire, will take place online

 

Social events

Bagpiper and Whisky Tasting

  • Thursday 1 October 13:00-15:00 - Campus Green

Free Scottish whisky tasting and Scottish sweets to try. Live bagpiper.

Conversation Cafe - online

Regular weekly informal online meetings hosted by Peer Connectors where International Students can come and practice conversational English speaking skills and improve their understanding of the English language. All welcome - whether international student or not.

  • Thursday 15 October 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 22 October 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 29 October 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 5 November 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 12 November 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
  • Thursday 19 November 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams

    Online Social for New Students

    • Saturday 26 September 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
    • Sunday 27 September 18:00-19:00 - online via Teams
    • Tuesday 29 September 18:30-19:30 - online via Teams
    • Thursday 1 October 18:30-19:30 - online via Teams

    Join our meeting hosted by the Peer Connectors to meet and chat with other new students

    Online Social for New Postgraduate and Mature Students

    • Saturday 3 October 18:30-19:30 - online via Teams

    Join our meeting hosted by the Peer Connectors to meet and chat with other new Postgraduate and Mature students.

    A Taste of Scottish Culture

    Interested in Scottish Culture? Tartan, languages, music, poetry, dance, castles, tours and much more

    • Thursday 1 October 12:00-16:00 - online
    • Thursday 1 October 13:00-15:00 - on Campus Green

    Treasure Hunt Challenge

    • Day 1 - Monday 28 September 11:00
    • Day 2 - Wednesday 30 September 11:00
    • Day 3 - Friday 2 October 11:00

     

    Talks

    Cycling in Scotland

    Find out all you need to know about cycling in Scotland.

    • Thursday 1 October 14:00-15:00 - online

    Welcome for Postgraduate Researchers

    • Monday 5 October 14:00 - 16:00 - Online (by email invite)

    An induction session for new postgraduate researchers, we’ll introduce you to the University and its research degree programmes, covering topics such as

    • what to expect in your first year
    • building a good relationship with your supervisor
    • researcher development and training opportunities
    • resources and support available
    • wellbeing
    • advice from the postgraduate research community

     

    Library welcome

    Find out what services and resources the Library and Learning Centre have t‌o help you.

    Join at the times below.

    • Monday 28 September 14:00-15:00 - online via Collaborate
    • Tuesday 29 September 14:00-15:00 - online via Collaborate
    • Wednesday 30 September 17:00-18:00 - online via Collaborate
    • Thursday 1 October 11:00-12:00 - online via Collaborate
    • Friday 2 October 14:00-15:00 - online via Collaborate

     

    Free things

    Free Soup and Roll, Chaplaincy (takeaway only)

    This really is a free lunch! Come and sample Linda’s wonderful homemade soup. When it’s finished it’s finished! Again, it really is free! This will be a grab and go lunch due to Covid restrictions. Please enter by the front door.

    • Wednesday 30 September 12:00-14:00

     

    Information events

    Chaplaincy Information Desk

    The Chaplain will be there to answer any questions you may have about the Chaplaincy

    • Saturday 26 September 14:00-16:00 - Outside front door of Chaplaincy
    • Sunday 27 September 14:00-16:00 - Outside front door of Chaplaincy

    Employability and Enterprise Event

    • Tuesday 29 September 11:00-16:00 - Online

    Quick Questions

    Quick questions pop up with the Student Support team.

    • Monday 28 September 14:00-15:00 - Outside DUSA Premier
    • Tuesday 29 September 14:00-15:00 - Outside DUSA Premier
    • Wednesday 30 September 14:00-15:00 - Outside DUSA Premier
    • Thursday 1 October 14:00-15:00 - Outside DUSA Premier
    • Friday 2 October 14:00-15:00 - Outside DUSA Premier

    Student Funding drop-in

    The Student Funding Unit will be available to discuss budgeting and applying for financial assistance as well as answering your funding queries. Please bring a face covering as this will be a face-to face situation.

    • Tuesday 29 September 10:30-12:00 - Global Room
    • Wednesday 30 September 10:30-12:00 - Global Room
    • Thursday 1 October 10:30-12:00 - Global Room

     

    Self-service information

    Safe and Secure Event

    Find out about safety and personal security whilst studying at University. Information and advice about keeping yourself and others safe and secure.

    Wellbeing and Support Event

     

    Campus tours

    Unfortunately we are not able to offer in-person campus tours under current restrictions.

    You can use our virtual tour which includes 360 views from all three campuses, or watch our the guided tour video below to get a feel for our city centre campus.

    City campus guided tour

    Welcome to the University of Dundee

    Make sure you visit our welcome web pages to view the full range of welcome guides, plus information on where you need to be and when during your first week at University

    Visit Welcome web pages

    Last updated

    23 September 2020