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How secure is the campus? What about University accommodation?
The security of staff and students is of paramount concern to the University and a comprehensive network of security measures is in place to ensure that Dundee remains one of the safest places to study in the UK. A 24-hour manned security station at the heart of the city campus co-ordinates regular security patrols by uniformed officers, while numerous CCTV cameras at strategic external locations complement systems located in all University buildings. In addition, all Residences have security door entry, emergency telephones, Student Support Assistants and bicycle storage facilities. For further information, please consult our Security website.
My child will be living at home, not in University accommodation, and I'm concerned they will feel isolated in Welcome Week.
Before the start of Welcome Week, we invite all new students who live in the local area to come to an informal welcome evening on campus. This allows students who live at home to meet each other before classes begin.
We also have Peer Connections, student volunteers, who will be running various events during Welcome Week to ensure that all students settle in. This support network will connect new students to existing students and services so your son/daughter need not worry about feeling isolated.
How much money, realistically, will a student need to survive?
We canvassed some of our students and put together a typical student budget detailing what students typically spend per week and over the academic year. This table can be found on our Living Costs webpage.
You'll be pleased to learn that the cost of living in Dundee is approximately 14% below the national average.
How easily can students find part-time work?
Dundee has more students per head of population than any other Scottish city. This fact is recognised by local employers who employ students for a range of part-time positions. Students can find out about current vacancies on the Careers Service Jobshop database. For more information please consult our Careers Service.
Am I able to find out how well my son/daughter is doing academically?
The only way to find out how well a student is doing is to ask them directly. For reasons of confidentiality, the University is unable to provide information about a student to any third-parties, including parents.
What measures are in place to help my child if they fall behind in their studies?
Every student is assigned an Adviser of Studies to ease them through all academic matters during their University career. In times of difficulty, their Adviser would be their first port of call. The University's Academic Skills Centre also offers a number of courses and opportunities to improve upon academic skills.
Where can my child go for help if they have a problem?
Our professional and experienced student support services provide help for students with any personal, financial, health, disability or work related problems. Encourage your child to get in touch with them, no matter how great or how trivial the problem seems. They're also there to help all students learn the personal skills needed to build the lives and careers they want.
If you are concerned about your child and would like to speak to someone, you can call our Enquiry Centre on 01382 381 900. Although we can't give out any information about students, this will at least alert us to any potential problems.