Abertay University

Abertay University

Overview

Abertay University is a dynamic, modern university with a strong mission to produce work-ready graduates, offer transformational opportunities for our students, support widening access pathways to higher education and conduct research, knowledge exchange and innovation with real-world impact.

Abertay University is conveniently located in the city centre and has an attractive range of conference and meeting facilities, making it ideal for seminars and conferences.

Our main campus on Bell Street is equipped with a wide variety of rooms to suit your needs. We take pride in our state-of-the-art technology and adaptable catering service, designed to support meetings or conferences of any size, from the smallest to those with up to 345 delegates.

Based in Dundee, all of our undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) degree programmes are designed for the modern world and focus on employability, with the majority of degrees including work placements or professional projects set by businesses. Our portfolio spans business, law, science, engineering, technology, art, games, and social and health sciences, and we facilitate cross-disciplinary learning and engagement to prepare students for real-life work environments.

We are a small, friendly University with around 480 staff and 4,000 students on campus. We view our size as a strength that makes for a close-knit community. On a global level, the University is best known as one of the world’s leading institutions for video game design, having launched the first degree in the discipline in 1997 and contributing to the city of Dundee becoming an international hub for the games industry. We regularly rank highly for teaching quality and satisfaction.

At present, Abertay is ranked in the UK's top 10 for teaching satisfaction (NSS 2023), in the UK's top 10 for student experience (Daily Mail Guide 2024) and in Scotland’s top modern university for overall satisfaction (NSS 2023). Abertay is in the UK’s top 3 modern universities for research intensity (Complete University Guide 2024). The Princeton Review ranks Abertay as the top International School for video game design.

Please be aware that the availability of meeting rooms during the teaching timetable is very limited.

The Venue

  • Large lecture theatre at Abertay University

    Lecture Theatre 1

    Theatre Capacity 345
    Natural Daylight No
  • Small Lecture theatre at Abertay University

    Lecture Theatre 2

    Theatre Capacity 168
    Natural Daylight Yes
  • Kydd Building at Abertay University

    Kydd Building and Old College (approx 10 rooms)

    Theatre Capacity 50-100
    Natural Daylight Yes
  • Old College at Abertay University

    Kydd Building and Old College (approx 20 rooms)

    Theatre Capacity 20-49
    Natural Daylight Yes
  • Cinema in cyberQuarter

    Abertay cyberQuarter Cinema

    Theatre Capacity 72
    Natural Daylight No
  • Meeting room in cyberQuarter

    Abertay cyberQuarter Meeting Rooms (approx 8)

    Theatre Capacity 2-10
    Natural Daylight Yes

Lecture Theatre 1

Room Capacity
Theatre 345
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 0
Cabaret 0

Lecture Theatre 2

Room Capacity
Theatre 168
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 0
Cabaret 0

Kydd Building and Old College (approx 10 rooms)

Room Capacity
Theatre 50-100
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 0
Cabaret 0

Kydd Building and Old College (approx 20 rooms)

Room Capacity
Theatre 20-49
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0

Abertay cyberQuarter Cinema

Room Capacity
Theatre 72
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 0
Cabaret 0

Abertay cyberQuarter Meeting Rooms (approx 8)

Room Capacity
Theatre 2-10
Classroom 0
Boardroom 0
Reception 0
Dinner 0
Dinner / Dance 0
U Shape 0
Cabaret 0

Facilities

Airport
3.3 miles Dundee Airport
Railway
0.7 miles Dundee Railway

Welcome to Abertay University

Inclusion

Abertay values and promotes equality and diversity for staff and students. In line with our strategic aims, we work to ensure that all members of our community treat one another with respect and dignity.

View our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Living Wage Employer

Accessibility

We wish to ensure inclusivity for everyone attending conferences at Abertay University and will work with you to facilitate.

View our accessibility statement 

View our accessible guides

There are no dedicated Accessible Parking Bays at Abertay University.

Disabled person badge holders may park free of charge and without a time limit in any council car park or specified on-street parking bays.

Sustainability

We commit to running our conferences with a reduced environmental impact by working closely with our venues and suppliers to put in place environmental-friendly policies and best practices wherever possible.

View our Sustainable Development Strategy


  • Abertay University at night
  • Students outside Abertay University
  • Abertay University event space
  • Abertay University at night
  • Abertay University Old College

Relevant Information