Students are at the heart of what we do, which is illustrated by our sector-leading approach to student representation.

Students form a part of our governing bodies, committees and appointing panels for important posts such as the Chair of Court, the Principal, Vice-Principals, Deans and Directors.

We listen to our students

Student opinion is central to our community and we are committed to responding to their feedback and driving enhancement. This is reflected in our strong and improving scores in the National Student Survey, where we are ranked in the top ten in the UK for overall satisfaction. Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) was ranked in the top 10 in the UK and top in Scotland between 2012 to 2016 with overall satisfaction for students’ associations, when this question was in use, and top in Scotland in the more recent Times Higher Student Experience Survey in 2017.

Students are our partners

Each year DUSA and the University sign a Student Partnership Agreement setting out key priorities for the year ahead and the overarching principles we agree. We will continue to agree and set our priorities in this way. We will develop and enhance our approach to Student Partnership Agreements to ensure impact for the student body across the Schools and disciplines. We will continue to work together to further strengthen and develop student representation and the student voice across the University.

“We're all pulling in one direction”

“It's the community here at the University of Dundee that brought me here as a student in the first place. From the management to the students to the janitors to the academics, we're all pulling in one direction. And from the minute I stepped foot in Dundee, that's what I felt.”

Sean O'Connor
President, Dundee University Students' Association