A lot of our students live locally, and we know it’s different for you.
Some of your classmates might be living in student accommodation and some will be from other cities or countries, so it can feel odd if your situation isn’t the same. And even though you’ll have all the comforts of home, living in the same place can make it seem like an extension of school or college.
But think about it. In many ways you're ahead of the game. You already know that living in Dundee is great and very affordable for students, which is a huge bonus. In fact your local knowledge could be the key to making friends. You're the local guru when it comes to good places to go and things to see. From cafes and bars to skate parks, local cycle paths to which is the best beach - you know it all and could even show them how to get there.
Plus we really encourage you to join in the extracurricular activities we offer to help you squeeze the most out of your university experience and make some life-long friends.
And remember - everyone else will be as nervous as you are, so jump in with both feet and you’ll have the best time.
Join one of the student societies, from Film to Forensic Science, we’ve got something you're bound to enjoy with like-minded people.
Support one of our sports clubs and go along to their games.
Show a new classmate from further afield around this great wee city and the surrounding area.
Volunteer with a new friend at a local charity or community initiative.
Introduce your classmates to the amazing Dundee music scene.
Living locally doesn't mean missing out on student deals! Here are a few suggestions:
Your Young Scot card gives you discounts too.
Itison has all kinds of discounts for Dundee and the surrounding areas.
Even if you live locally, and have your support network around you, it's good to know that we can help you with anything: personal, academic or financial.
Everyone needs a bit of support sometimes, so it's good to know that there's plenty of free help and advice right here whenever you need it.