My name is Gemma and I am the Student Advice Coordinator. I work to support you through various difficulties you might find yourself in during your time at Abertay University.
As the Students Associaton is seperate from the University I can offer impartial advice. Whether you need to submit an appeal, complaint, or if you are going through the disciplinary process I can help to support you through it.
An academic appeal allows you, in certain circumstances, to ask for a review of a decision relating to your academic progress or award. All taught and research students are entitled to submit an appeal if you have suitable grounds.
Those grounds are:
Our advisor can:
For more detailed information read our Academic Appeals Guide.
The University’s website offers information about their Appeals Process.
The University has a process in place for when it is alleged that students may have breached the University regulations and codes of conduct.
If you are facing disciplinary action, or wish to make an allegation about someone else, our Advisor can help you through the process.
The Advisor can:
If you are facing allegations that might lead to disciplinary action we strongly recommend that you contact us to give you support.
For all matters related to academic misconduct please read the Code of Student Discipline: Academic.
For all non-academic matters please read the Code of Student Discilpine: Non Academic.
If you have an issue with the University that you wish to complain about we can help with your case. Whether that is speaking with appropriate people to find a resolution, help draft a formal complaint or to accompany you for support in hearings.
A complaint may relate to:
Our advisor can:
Any member, Students Association / University staff member or member of the public wishing to raise an issue can do so by approaching a Student Association staff member in person, email or telephone who will report to the designated complaints officer (appointed by the Chief Executive of the Student Association).
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has a duty is to protect the public by only permitting nurses who are safe to practise to do so. The University is responsible for ensuring that students are of good health and good character to practice and graduate. Students are bound by the NMC Code of Professional Standards.
The School of Health and Social Sciences must have a Fitness to Practice committee delegated by the NMC.
Should you be suspected of breaching any aspect of the Code, or if circumstances arise which bring your fitness to practice into question then this will be investigated and considered under the School’s Fitness to Practice procedures.
If you are a member of the Royal College of Nursing then they can offer advice and support.
Our Advisor can:
The University has loads of support services and specialised support available to help you through University. If you are unsure who to speak to contact SAadvice@abertay.ac.uk.
The Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) provides a 'one stop shop' for students who require help and advice about any aspect of University life. SEZ can be especially useful if you are not sure where to go or who to ask when you require information of any type. SEZ will be able to help you with most requests immediately. However, if more specialist support is required, it will put you in direct contact with a member of staff or a team who can. As well as weekday opening hours SEZ is also open in the evenings and weekends.
In addition, there are a number of specialist services within the University’s Student Services Directorate that provide high-quality, professional, non-judgemental, confidential counselling, information, advice and guidance on issues related to money, wellbeing, disability and careers. Student Services Directorate includes the Career Development Centre, Disabled Student Support, Student Academic Support, Counselling, International Advice and Welfare, Student Funding Advice, Abertay Language Centre and Faith and Belief.
The Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau offers free confidential, impartial and independent information, advice and assistance on a wide range of enquiry areas to the residents of Dundee. On those occasions when they cannot offer help they will direct you to the correct person, or service, that can.
The Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
See the NHS Smoking Cessation Website for the benefits of quitting smoking to you and those around you. Find the support you might need to make your quit attempt a success.
Smokeline is an advice and support service for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland.
Provided by NHS 24, it is staffed by trained advisors who'll be able to give you expert advice.
The service can help by:
Smokeline respects your confidentiality. You won't receive any letters and won't share your information without your consent.”