Abertay University New Principal

Abertay University New Principal

Prof Nigel Seaton

The new principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Abertay in Dundee has taken up his post.

Prof Nigel Seaton was appointed to the role in May. The move brings an end to a time of instability at the institution.

The previous principal Prof Bernard King was suspended in January 2011 and an acting principal, Prof Nicholas Terry, had been in place since then.

Prof Seaton said it was an honour to be appointed.

He said: “It is an honour to be appointed principal at the University of Abertay Dundee, and a pleasure to be joining the Abertay family today.

“This is a university with much to be proud of and I look forward to working with colleagues, the court and our students, to lead the university to even greater success in the future.”

Professor Seaton, who is originally from Falkirk, was previously senior deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Surrey and a former vice-principal of the University of Edinburgh.


The University

Abertay is right at the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres, and we’re just a few minutes’ walk from the bus and train stations.