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|University of Abertay Dundee|
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Moving away from home to study in higher education is an exciting time in life. There are new friends to be made, new places to discover and the chance to develop many new interests. An important part of the process is finding somewhere to live and our Accommodation Office is there to help you find suitable accommodation and to offer advice to help you settle in quickly.
Students new to Dundee normally look for somewhere affordable, comfortable and within daily travelling distance of the University. There are a variety of different types of student residential accommodation, either privately owned or directly leased by the University. Staying in any of the University of Abertay’s halls of residence means that you can look forward to living in modern comfortable surroundings will all the facilities you need to make your stay enjoyable.
The University’s six self-catering residences offer a wide range of high quality accommodation. The size of the accommodation varies from single bedsits to multi-occupancy flats and it is all located within easy walking or travelling distance to the University. The self-catering flats are furnished and are complete with standard kitchen facilities. There are now a significant number of self-catering flats available with en-suite facilities. You can have the added peace of mind of knowing that when you are staying in University accommodation there is a 24hr campus security service and an on-call caretaker. Alloway Halls, where our younger students stay, also have a resident caretaker on site.
The accommodation staff are happy to provide details of the range and prices of accommodation currently available.
When allocating accommodation the University gives priority to first entrants and to overseas students who are new to Dundee.
For those who do not wish to be placed in the University accommodation, our Accommodation Office staff happy to give information on finding accommodation within the private rented sector.
Living in the University's Residential Accommodation
Living in student residential accommodation is great fun and an ideal opportunity to make friends. In the self-catering flats, which are grouped together on separate sites, students have their own study bedroom and share a communal living/kitchen area. Students therefore have daily contact with the people in their own flats and in the other flats situated on the same site. This provides the ideal environment for arranging nights out and entertainment, while the single study bedrooms provide privacy and an area in which to study and relax. The contract for all residences is for the full duration of the academic session, inclusive of Christmas and Easter vacations. The contract is generally 36-38 weeks duration.
Married Students and Students with Families
The University has very limited accommodation set aside for married students or students with families. The Accommodation Officers are happy to give advice on finding suitable accommodation in the private sector or in local authority housing.
How to apply for University Accommodation
All applicants to the University are sent information on accommodation and an application form once they have accepted their unconditional offer of a place at the University. Students wishing to secure accommodation can also choose to complete the accommodation application form available online once their acceptance has been registered at the University. Students wishing to secure accommodation should complete the accommodation application form available online once their acceptance has been registered at the University.
What will happen once you apply for University accommodation?
Once the Accommodation Team receives your application, it will be processed in turn. We know you’ll be anxious, but you can’t speed it up by phoning the office, it only slows down the process, so please try to be patient. They will allocate you a room based on your age and the preferences you have made.
More information on what happens next can be found here.
Living in Private Rented Flats
Many senior students prefer to stay in private rented flats with friends and the majority of students living away from home, in the second or later years of their course, choose to stay in private rented accommodation. Prices of flats vary and range from £50 upwards per person per week, depending on the location and facilities of individual properties. Student Services have some literature available about how to find private accommodation, you can also check out the Shelter website for top tips on how to find a good flat.
Need more information about our accommodation - try our Got a Question section.
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