Student Guide to Term 2

Useful information on Term 2 at Abertay

Student Guide to Term 2

To keep our students and staff safe, the majority of teaching in Term 2 will be online only until the restart after the Easter break on Monday 19 April.

Students should study at home if they can. The Library will remain open for students who can't study from home effectively. Student support will continue to be available on site.

A small number of courses in the School of Applied Sciences will have access to campus for essential face-to-face teaching in Term 2, and we will be in touch with these students directly.

We know this is a concerning time and it isn't the start to the new term that we had hoped to provide our students, but the safety of our Abertay community is our number one priority.

Please check these pages regularly for any updates - we will stay in touch.

Placements and project work

In all Schools, placements that are required for students to progress to the next year, or to graduate, will take place in Term 2, where public health guidance allows. The University will also prioritise project work that needs to take place on campus, and access to specialist equipment you might need for individual study. Your School will be in touch if these arrangements apply to you.

Library

  • The Library will remain open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm while lockdown measures are in place, for students who can’t study effectively from home.

  • You must book before you visit and browsing of books is not permitted. Books not available via the e-library can be ordered via a click and collect system. We are not able to send books out via the post.

  • Face coverings must be worn in the Library at all times.

 Travel

  • Undergraduate students who went home for the Christmas break should not come back to term-time accommodation until on-campus teaching resumes, if staying at home is possible.

  • Returning solely to take up residence in term-time accommodation without some other factor such as the start of face-to-face teaching, essential placements or serious wellbeing or safety reasons, is unlikely to provide a reasonable excuse for you to travel.

  • Students are not permitted to travel to pick up personal items from term-time accommodation. Contact SEZ for additional guidance.

  • Please keep us updated on your travel plans. 

  • Post-graduate students (taught and research) do not need to delay their return and can stick to their original plans.

  • The Scottish Government has confirmed that education remains an essential reason to travel. This means if you need to come to campus for a face-to-face teaching session, or essential Library study, it is possible to do so.

  • All passengers arriving in Scotland from overseas must now have a negative Covid test 3 days prior to travelling and follow quarantine rules on arrival.

Testing

Students who choose to return to their term-time addresses in Dundee should book in for testing at the University of Dundee’s Asymptomatic Covid Testing Centre at the Institute of Sport and Exercise.

Tests should only be booked when you are certain that you will be travelling and as close to your return date as possible. You can find more information on testing on our intranet pages.

The Scottish Government has asked all students to voluntarily reduce social mixing for the 10 days before and 10 days after arriving back in Dundee. This means only going out for essential reasons such as learning, food shopping and exercise.

Further information

Still need answers? Find out more in our FAQs.

You can also read advice on the the Scottish Government's Student Information Scotland website.

If you would like to discuss anything related to Term 2 arrangements please contact the Support Enquiry Zone

Support

If you are asked to attend campus for essential activity but can’t due to personal circumstances or because public-health measures prevent it, we will do everything that we can to support you studying at home.

In addition to SEZ, the Abertay Students Association can also provide financial support, advice and guidance on a range of subjects, and you can get in touch with them by emailing hello@abertaysa.com.