Module details for Welcome to the CommuniTAY


Have you come to University primarily to further your education and gain a qualification? However, your experience goes beyond that of your studies. Building a sense of belonging in your student community and getting the most out of what Abertay has to offer can open exciting possibilities including friendships, life skills and pathways to employment. The purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the many and varied opportunities you can participate in, create and stand for during your time at Abertay. You will have an introduction to your Students Association, societies and representatives and the University’s sports clubs, mentoring programme, Lead Voices and Enterprise initiatives. As part of the module you will be encouraged to “Give it a go” and to seek out activities that interest you. In doing so, you will experience first-hand what Abertay has to offer and further embed yourself as a member of the Abertay community. The knowledge you have gained and the opportunities to experience the activities first-hand will assist in the assessment to identify suitable activities you could recommend for others. Through engaging with this module you will develop the Personal, Active Citizen and Digital Abertay Attributes.


To showcase to students what Abertay has to offer and inform students how they can get involved.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Clearly identify the different ways to make the most of the Abertay community and Student Experience

Indicative Content

1 Student Representation

The student voice is important to both us and the University, we value your opinions, and our reps allow us to hear it. Learn all about our Class reps, Division reps & Community reps. The University also delivers the Lead Voices which recruits students to advocate the voices of students belonging to protected characteristics.

2 Societies

Societies are student led and student organised. Find out more about societies: what they do, the committee structure, society council and the skills you can gain from being part of a society. If you do not see something you like, then you can learn how to create a society of your own.

3 Sports

Whether you are interested in competitive level or looking for a social activity there are a variety of sports clubs to join. Learn about our different sports clubs, the Sports Union, their committees and physical activities the University has to offer. There are several links between physical activity and wellbeing including mental health which will also be discussed.

4 Peer Mentoring

The Abertay Peer Mentoring programme connects students to other students. Abertay Mentors are experienced students who are keen to support the academic and personal success of others. Learn

5 Enterprise

Bell Street Ventures is the University’s centre for enterprise who offer workshops, resources and consultation. Open to students and graduates whether you want to start a business, change the world or choose who you want to work with as a freelancer.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 15
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Practical Activity 0
Assessment 10
Independent 25
Total 50

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.