Press release

Fife campus opens its doors to nurses of tomorrow

Published on 22 February 2024

The next generation of nurses can take the first step on their career paths by undertaking their studies in Kirkcaldy.

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The University of Dundee’s School of Health Sciences will throw open the doors of its Fife campus on Tuesday 27 February, giving prospective healthcare workers the opportunity to learn more about study opportunities.

Staff will be on hand to showcase the facilities, including lecture theatre, library and accommodation, while clinical skills will also be demonstrated in the site’s dedicated laboratory. There will also be a chance to speak with University staff and current students to learn more about studying in Kirkcaldy and the learning environment. 

Professor Linda Martindale, Dean of Dundee’s School of Health Sciences, said, “A career in nursing is immensely rewarding professionally and personally and our dedicated campus at Kirkcaldy provides students with a world-leading experience.

“Our campus here is noted for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere and it is always a pleasure to open the doors and introduce prospective students to what we can offer.

“Attending our Open Day will give anybody interested in studying with us the chance to experience what life is like here as a student and sample the first-class facilities and training we provide. You'll also meet members of our friendly, highly-experienced staff team.

“We are committed to providing the highest quality of learning for our students, and studying with us at Kirkcaldy provides the same standards as our campus in Dundee at a convenient, central location.”

Approximately 300 students study at the Kirkcaldy campus, which became affiliated to the University in 1996. With a sister campus in Dundee, the University offers placements and opportunities for its students throughout Scotland, with further postgraduate learning opportunities available to ensure that all students maximise their potential.

Student Natalie Payne, added, “Kirkcaldy campus has such a homely, community feel about it.

“Not only is it a safe space to be in, but the staff are incredibly supportive and are keen to ensure that every student fulfils their potential.

“Studying at Kirkcaldy is such a fantastic experience and one which I hope others are keen to learn more about.”

The Open Day takes place at the University of Dundee School of Health Sciences, Forth Avenue, Kirkcaldy, on Tuesday 27 February from 5pm – 7pm. The event is open to all.


Jonathan Watson

Senior Press Officer

+44 (0)1382 381489