7000 fresh-faced students will take the first steps towards their new careers over the next week.
As freshers week events get under way across Dundee’s universities and colleges, the city’s thriving student population will be boosted further by thousands of eager undergraduates.
Abertay University, Dundee University and Dundee and Angus College will all be welcoming new faces over the coming week.
Dundee University and D&A College will welcome a combined 6000 first year students, with Abertay seeing 1100 new starts. The university is also to host 160 new postgraduates.
A host of events and clubs will be on offer to students during the week.
Katie Baxter, learner engagement manager at D&A College, said: “It is always good to see links forged with the local community and the student body. That’s why we are pleased to welcome not only the new students but local businesses promoting student discounts and various opportunities.”
D&A College Students’ Association president Shazz Muhammad is keen to welcome new members.
“We are aiming for a far stronger student association than in past years, forging links across Scotland and the UK and aiming to perform at a national level within the NUS,” he said.
He added: “Enrolling at college is now a recognised way of accessing a degree course at university, and while many of the students at freshers events are first year, many are returning students who are beginning to think about what they will do once they have completed their studies at D&A College.”