New Students

Health & insurance

Information on seeking healthcare, disability support or insurance coverage

Vaccinations/Immunisations to get before you start University

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Protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia - you should get the MenACWY vaccine before you come!

Students who are disabled, have a chronic health condition or a specific learning difficulty

Wheelchair, crutches and walker
The University’s Student Disability Service supports students with dyslexia, mental health issues and students on the autistic spectrum, as well as those who have physical and sensory impairments.

Medical treatment

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All students on a full-time course of studies in Scotland are eligible for National Health Service (NHS) treatment.

Dentists & Opticians

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While at University it is worth ensuring that you continue to take care of your teeth and your eyes.

Private health insurance

Health insurance form & stethoscope
Private insurance might be an option for short term or visiting students who feel like they would like more medical support.

Personal insurance

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You should ensure that you take out adequate insurance protection to cover personal items, such as baggage, books, personal computers and so on.