The University of Dundee's support hub brings new benefits to distance learners
Distance is no barrier to University of Dundee students in China following the opening of a unique Student Support Hub in the country.
In what is believed to be a first for a UK university, students can speak to Dundee staff in-person at the new centre, based in Shanghai.
The facility offers unrivalled assistance to Chinese students studying at one of the UK’s foremost universities, with staff able to provide a direct link between learners based in China and the campus in Scotland. It means that students can access course and IT support in-person, offering a more personal and reassuring learning experience for those studying online.
Professor Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International), said:
“The University of Dundee is an international institution, and we are incredibly proud of our Chinese students, learning at a distance. Distance learning is hugely popular, but all of our students are entitled to the same quality of support, whether they are living on campus in Scotland or in China. The opening of our new Student Support Hub is central to ensuring that every one of our students receive the same, high-quality educational experience and is a sign of our continued commitment to the welfare of our Chinese students.”
The University of Dundee already has strong links within China, with the opening of the new support hub its latest pioneering move within the country.
Last year it became the first Scottish institution with three Chinese Government-approved Joint Educational Programmes/Institutes (JEP/I) with three Double First Class Universities. In 2019, Dundee opened a new joint research centre as part of a JEP with Northeastern University, following on from the University’s long-term partnership with Wuhan University.
Learn more about this initiative here. (Chinese)