Christmas and New Year at Abertay

We hope you have a great Christmas and wish you all the best for 2023!

The University will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 22 December 2022 until 8am on Wednesday 4 January 2023. 


The Library is open every day

The Library is open right through the winter break if you need a warm place to study.

Open from from 11am-5pm every day including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Check the intranet for full details.


Cost of living information

We know that many of our students and their families are affected by the ongoing cost of living crisis. We know that financial challenges can be a significant worry, so we’ve put together a page to help students who may be struggling, including additional financial and wellbeing support. 


The Community Food Network

Dundee Community Food Network has a list of foodbanks and other community projects open to students.


Free healthcare, GPs and pharmacies

Like any other year, we would strongly advise students to not wait until they're ill to get registered with a local GP. Visit our FAQs for New Students on the intranet for a list of local health centres and how to register. 

Further information, including the latest opening hours can also be found on the NHSInform website.

If you require urgent care out-of-hours, you can also call 111 at any time.


In an emergency

If you feel worried about the thoughts / feelings / behaviour you are experiencing, feel suicidal and worry that you can no longer keep yourself safe please seek support immediately.

Below are details of the main emergency and crisis support services.  Unless it says otherwise, these are open 24 hours a day, every day.

Dial 999, or ask a friend or family member to do this for you.

Police Scotland - you can make a report on the Police Scotland website using the 'Contact Us' online form submission, or by contacting 101 to report non-emergency matters and general enquiries.

University Security - if you are on campus you should also contact University Security. This is so that they can help the emergency services when they arrive on site. 

  • Urgent calls: 01382 308222.

  • Internal calls please use extension: 2222

The Campus Security Control Room is in the Kydd Building behind the main reception area if you need to see us in person.

Breathing Space Scotland – provides telephone counselling. Open: Weekdays - Monday to Thursday 6pm to 2am; Weekend -Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. Their phone number is 0800 83 85 87.

Samaritans – provides a 24/7, 365 day a year telephone service.

Their phone number is 116 123 (Free number) or you can email

Insights Counselling – a local counselling service providing confidential, non-judgemental, 1-2-1 counselling by appointment. Phone 01382-305706 or visit them online.

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