We're a green university in both senses of the word.  Our attractive campus provides space for outdoor study or relaxation, and we're also doing our bit for the future of the planet.

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Green space

Our compact city campus has an ideal location in the centre of Dundee, only a five-minute stroll from all that the city has to offer, yet it remains quiet and relaxed with a surprising amount of green space.  Some of our taller buildings provide spectacular views across the city, out towards the river and to the beautiful countryside beyond.

The Campus Green lies at the heart of the University grounds.  It plays host to various events throughout the year, from receptions during Freshers' Week and graduation garden parties in June to snowman-building competitions in the depths of winter. 

If you're looking for peace and quiet then you'll find plenty of secluded spots on and near the campus, often surrounded by an abundance of trees and flowers.

The size of campus is great, everything is really close to everything else and very compact. There’s no need to walk miles from one class to another like in other universities. And all the green spaces like Campus Green are really nice

Elena Angelopoulou
Current student, MSc Managing in the Energy Industries

Going green

Here at Dundee we're keen to reduce our carbon footprint and to act more responsibly towards the environment.  One of our newer buildings, the Dalhousie Building, is heated by waste energy and we were also the first university in Scotland to build a combined heat and power plant.

As a Fairtrade university, we are committed to sustainability. In addition to our innovative green building designs and open spaces, we promote recycling (including the installation of reverse vending machines, which pay out cash when you deposit your bottles and cans) and green travel. You'll find charge points for electric vehicles and regular second hand bike sales as well as free bike checks and basic repairs for all students.

A student freeshop encourages students not to throw items away and means you can often pick up some useful items for your time here - pots and pans, cutlery, desk lamps and much more - all for free.

To help increase biodiversity on campus we have sown a woodland shade mix of British native plants under trees near the Main Library and in another wildflower area we have also planted a small orchard.

Botanic Garden

The University-owned Botanic Garden is just a short journey from the main campus and is free for students to visit.  Home to a wide range of plants from all continents of the world, as well as tropical and temperate glasshouses, it is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll. 


University of Dundee Botanic Garden

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