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Abertay University

Dundee | Grampian and Tayside

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Ucas code: A30

Abertay is at the heart of Dundee, combining the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres. The campus itself is an eclectic mixture of everything from 16th-century castles to our outstanding award-winning library.
Source:Abertay University website

What students say about this university

Dialog 391 comments (101 students)
    • The downside

      Building opening times during exam time

      2013, 3rd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Abertay union is a no-go for a night out, they need to fix that because the uni is highly missing out. Most students go to...

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      2016, 4th year

      Nightlife

      Abertay union is a no-go for a night out, they need to fix that because the uni is highly missing out. Most students go to Dundee Union for a good, cheap night, as well as various other nightlife facilities.

      2016, 4th year

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    • Academic Experience

      I don't find the modules in my course equally challenging or interesting. I could say that out of seven modules only one is...

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      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      I don't find the modules in my course equally challenging or interesting. I could say that out of seven modules only one is fairly challenging. For another of the modules in first year I was required to write a lot of documentation and essays, which I didn't find quite relevant to what I am studying. The amount of feedback I've received so far is satisfactory but it could be more.

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      A lot of pubs and clubs that vary to different peoples desires

      2016, 2nd year, Applied Sociology

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    • The downside

      Focus sometimes appears to be on drinking, sport and computers and other degree programmes/age ranges get ignored.

      2012, 3rd year, Criminological Theory

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    • Finances

      Dundee is a cheap city. For coffee, aroma (the on-campus coffee shop) is way cheaper than starbucks, costa, etc. Remember to...

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      2016, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Finances

      Dundee is a cheap city. For coffee, aroma (the on-campus coffee shop) is way cheaper than starbucks, costa, etc. Remember to use your student card at mcdonalds for free cheeseburgers or mcflurrys and go to project pie (pizza shop) for a good student discount. Work is easy to get, I'd suggest a supermarket, or fast food outlet as they are always hiring, and even the BT call centre is directly across the road so a job there is easy to get to after classes. First year isn't really difficult so I'd try to save money then and use it for 4th year when you need to spend all your time at the library. If you are staying off campus and need a bus - look into a unirider bus pass, much cheaper that a ticket everyday. And if you are bringing a car - be careful for double yellow lines, the parking officers are ruthless in dundee and they all wear body cameras, so can charge you a hefty fine. Saying that though, in Scotland you are only legally required to pay parking charges issued by the police or council, so don't get tricked into paying money you shouldn't! For food I'd suggest bringing your own snacks because the campus shop can be quite expensive for basic snacks like crisps, chocolate, cereal bars, etc.

      2016, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

4,005

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

92%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

47%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

64%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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