Dundee is definitely one of the smaller, more student friendly Scottish cities. It may take a little while to grow on you but I’m so glad I’ve gotten to spend my university days here.
Everything in Dundee, is ridiculously close. This means you’ll be able to get from one end of town to the other quickly and most often quite cheaply. You don’t have to worry about getting a car any time soon unless you plan on travelling or your course requires you to go on placements. Being able to walk to most places is particularly handy on a night out, considering most students live around Perth Road and the campus. Dundee is quite a safe city as there are always people about along student halls and the main streets.
It’s not only the travel that is particularly cheap in Dundee. As a student, we’re able to have quite an affordable day/night out. Check out my previous blog post of 40 things to do in Dundee for some inspiration on what to get up to.
Without a doubt, the university has fantastic student-centred facilities, on and off campus. The refurbishment of the library is just one example of how things are constantly being improved to keep up with student needs. The medical school just renovated a brand-new lecture theatre and the academic skills and services team (CASTLE) was recently relaunched with new services.
When you do feel like you need to get out, Dundee is central to the others major Scottish cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow. Check out the mega bus and trainline website for cheap returns. Try to plan these trips a few weeks in advance if possible so you get the best deals
Dundee is beautiful and its growing! With the much-anticipated opening of the V&A museum and waterfront development it’s clear there’s a lot in store for Dundee in the years to come. As an international student from a country vastly different from the UK I’m glad I’ve come to see Dundee not only as a second home but representative of one of my best experiences so far.
Until next time x