Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Conference Venue – Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

The BASES Student Conference 2019 is being held at the award winning Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, named in honour of the University’s second Chancellor, the 16th Earl of Dalhousie, and opened by the Queen.

Awarded the ‘Best Commercial/Public Building’ by the Dundee Institute of Architects in 2007, the Dalhousie Building is an airy and spacious, purpose-built, teaching facility, designed to encourage innovation and creativity. It offers high quality conference accommodation, with an impressive array of lecture theatres and breakout rooms, and with the double height foyer and gallery providing a bright contemporary space for hospitality, exhibitors, poster sessions and networking.

The University of Dundee Campus is a short walk from the City Centre, the Railway Station and many of the city hotels and visitor attractions.

Full Address: Dalhousie Building, 75 Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5ENdalhousie_building_1_

Civic Reception and Conference Dinner Venue – Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

The BASES Student Conference 2019 civic reception, conference dinner and ceilidh is being held in the luxurious 4 star Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa. Located in the upcoming Quayside area next to the Waterfront and V&A Museum, The Apex is a short walk from the City Centre, Railway Station and many of the city’s other hotels.

Full Address: Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3JP


Travel and Accommodation

In collaboration with Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau, the information below has been especially tailored to the BASES Student Conference 2019 with the aim of making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. Using these links you can find the most relevant information to help you plan your trip from travel to booking your accommodation, restaurants, day trips and much more.

  • For information on the destination and exclusive offers at restaurants, visitor attractions and more, please click here.
  • Book your accommodation at preferential rates and cancellation terms agreed for BASES Student Conference 2019, working in partnership with Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau.
  • Use our Travelling Made Easy guide for information on travelling to Dundee and take advantage of discounted flights for this conference, direct between London Stansted and Dundee, flying with Loganair, use code “BASES2019” when booking. 

We hope you will use as much or as little of the information links as you need to make the most of your stay. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

About Dundee

Situated in magnificent surroundings on the north bank of the Tay estuary, the historic city of Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city with a population of around 150,000. It is excellently placed for road and rail communications throughout Scotland and the UK, has a local airport with direct flights to Stansted and is also an easy commute from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen Airports.

Dundee, the City of Discovery, is a city that never stands still. Look to its past, and you’ll find whaling, jute and textile manufacturing, and shipbuilding industries have all played an important part in its history and heritage. Today it’s at the cutting edge of medical research, technology and the video games industry. Renowned for its knowledge economy as well as having two universities, Dundee is proud of its world-famous institutions with pioneering research bases.

Dundee is small enough to be friendly, yet large enough to provide a full spectrum of sporting, cultural and social activities. There’s much to discover, from its vibrant arts scene to an eclectic mix of eateries, attractions and nightspots. The city boasts beautiful parks and open spaces, more hours of sunshine than any other Scottish city, a Blue Flag status beach and a multi-award-winning revamped city centre. There’s an excellent offering of attractions including the McManus Art Gallery and Museum, the Science Centre, RRS Discovery and Frigate Unicorn, and the Transport Museum as well as being an easy commute to historic Scone Palace and Glamis Castle, majestic glens and top links golf courses. Dundee is the UK's first UNESCO City of Design, based on its contributions to medical research and the creative industries, with both Universities’ contribution key to this prestigious accolade. From September 2018, as part of a £1billion transformation of Dundee’s waterfront, the city is now also home to the first Victoria and Albert Museum outside of London, the V&A Museum of Design.

Dundee is a dynamic and multicultural city with a real buzz about it, and has recently been described as "Britain’s coolest little city" by GQ Magazine. The city has also been cited as one of Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to visit in 2018, by Bloomberg News alongside St Kitts and Borneo as “The Place to Visit” in 2018, in CNN’s “Metropolises on the up: 7 design-savvy cities to watch in 2018” and as one of Condé Nast Traveller’s list of “Top 10 Destinations to Watch for 2018”.

From the bustling historic city centre of Dundee to the rolling glens and breath-taking scenery of Angus, city meets countryside and really does capture the best of both worlds.

But don’t just take our word for it… have a look at our students’ perspective of life in the city. Or come and see for yourself!

Extend Your Stay

While you are in Dundee and Angus for BASES Student Conference 2019, why not take time to explore Dundee and Angus and maybe even consider extending your stay. You will be amazed at the experiences you will discover!

5 reasons to extend your stay:

  • Step into history, by visiting Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic Ship, RRS Discovery.
  • Venture onto the tranquil paths of the Angus Glens, the gateway to Britain’s largest natural haven – the Cairngorms Natural Park.
  • Tread on the links at Carnoustie’s world-class golf course, where many golfing greats have achieved glory.
  • Experience a night out at one of our many restaurants or take in a show at the Dundee Rep or DCA in Dundee’s cultural quarter.
  • Visit Glamis Castle, legendary inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and childhood home of the Queen Mother.

Explore the East of Scotland

We look forward to welcoming you to the East of Scotland, a delectable cocktail of countryside meets city chic, as the cosmopolitan bright lights of Dundee city are set against the breath-taking backdrop of Angus and neighbouring regions of Fife and Perthshire.

Plan your visit, experience a collection of indulgent offers, and discover an area rich in cultural history.

Click here to view exclusive offers!


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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