Top Reasons to Attend University in Dundee
- Population 147,000
- Student population 12,000
Called One City, Many Discoveries, Dundee has been cleaned up and relaunched in recent years and enjoys a cost of living estimated at 12% lower than the UK average. Jute and jam may have disappeared, but the city is still home to DC Thomson, publishers of the Press and Journal, the Beano and the Dandy. Visitors and locals alike can still enjoy traditional Dundee marmalade. The city certainly benefits from its location on the Firth of Tay, with the Highlands within easy reach for outdoor pursuits.
- There is a decent local public transport network and the city is compact and pedestrian-friendly.
- The Students' Association at the University of Dundee runs a free nightbus for students within the city boundary.
- The city is on the main East Coast route with direct services to Newcastle, York and London, 430 miles away, taking around 6 hours 30 minutes. Trains to Edinburgh and Glasgow each take around one-two hours.
- Dundee Airport has daily flights to London City Airport. Major airports are at Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Attractions for students
- Dundee is home to two SPL football clubs.
- Golfers are spoiled for choice.
- A running and cycling track is available at the Caird Park.
- Keen skiers and snowboarders have easy access to Scotland's slopes and Dundee is ideally placed for river fishing and canoeing enthusiasts.
- The Olympia Leisure Centre hosts a range of activities, including a climbing wall and leisure pool, while Dundee Ice Arena features an Olympic-size ice rink and is a venue for curling and ice hockey.
Culture and nightlife
- The Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre is a popular venue for exhibitions, film and theatre.
The Repertory Theatre, the Caird Hall, Marryat Hall complex and the Whitehall Theatre offer venues for concerts and dance.
- The Odeon Multiplex and Cineworld cinemas boast 15 screens between them.
- Discovery Point is home to Scott of the Antarctic's vessel, Discovery, as well as the 19th-century frigate, Unicorn.
- The Verdant Works is a living museum depicting a working jute mill. The McManus Galleries host an exhibition of history, art and natural history, including a 40-foot Tay whale skeleton.
- The Mills Observatory is the only full-time public observatory in the UK. Dundee's Science Centre, Sensation, brings science to life with interactive exhibits.
- Centred on the Wellgate and the recently revamped Overgate Centres.
- Cheap and cheerful furniture is often found at the Dens Road Market. Gallagher Retail Park also offers shopping near City Quay.
Proximity to the city centre
- University of Dundee: main campus in city centre.
University of Abertay: campus in city centre.
Content was accurate at the time of compilation. Population figures are compiled from the 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.