Dundee University - what student accommodation options are there?

Jan 19, 2021

Choosing the right student accommodation can be daunting, we’ve done the research to help you make the right decision for your time as a student in Dundee.

Moving to university is undoubtedly one of the biggest moments in life, as it’s often the first time away from home. While the prospect of freedom away from your childhood home is really exciting, choosing which university to go to and where to live can be quite daunting.Once you’ve been accepted into your university of choice, the next biggest step is to find the right place to live, luckily, we’ve done some research to help make the decision a little easier for you to find the right one for you. So, Dundee University - what student accommodation options are there?

What’s it like to be a student in Dundee?

Having an idea of what it’s like to live in your university city before you move there can make you feel more prepared ahead of time, and help you settle in a bit quicker when you get there. Having some local knowledge will also help you choose the right student accommodation in Dundee, whether you want to be closer to the city centre, Abertay University, or the University of Dundee. We’ve created an extensive guide to the ins and outs of Dundee to help you along the way.

Choosing the student accommodation that’s right for you

Now that you’ve decided Dundee is the place for you, you can find the type of student accommodation to suit your needs. Where you live will have a huge impact on your university life, and not to mention your wallet. So what different types of Dundee university student accommodation is there?

Private Halls - Private accommodation for students is purpose-built, so everything has been made to meet the needs of its residents. You’ll find a private bedroom with shared communal spaces, providing a great balance between social living and privacy. This is usually the most affordable option and isn’t university affiliated meaning you have more options about what size flat you want to live in i.e. studio apartment, 2 bed or a 6 bedroom flat.

University halls - You’ve probably heard of this one before. Expect to be centrally located, and they are often the cheapest option, but be prepared to live with lots of other students and you may not get a choice of location.

Private Renting - The more expensive option of student accomodation that excludes bills and internet access. If you are a mature student, or wish to skip the halls experience altogether, renting private accommodation could be the way forward. These rental properties tend to be further away from the university, and you’ll need to manage the property and utilities yourself.

Why choose private student accommodation?

When moving to Dundee university and away from home for the first time, the process of finding somewhere to live should be as easy and stress-free as possible. Private student accommodation can often be the solution to this.

Location -  The Old Mill was  specifically chosen as a city centre location, just a seven minute walk from both Dundee University and Abertay University campuses, and with easy access to public transport links.

Affordability - Price is a huge factor when deciding where to live, and student accommodation shouldn’t cost the earth, bills and internet costs are included so you won’t get any nasty shocks at the end of the month.

Experts to take care of you - The last thing you want to worry about when you’re concentrating on studying and socialising is a leaky tap or dodgy boiler. Private accommodation providers have specialists on hand to fix any problems you may face - they won’t do your ironing for you though!

Lots to choose from - Rather than one size fits all, private accommodation suits a range of student’s needs, whether you want a one-bed apartment with an en suite or studio to a cluster flat for a group of friends.

Flexible options - Things have been uncertain in the last few months and private accommodation providers will have flexible options to suit your needs.

Perks and included extras - Private accommodation also comes with some free perks, like extra fast wifi as standard, furnished rooms and organised events by the residence teams.The Old Mill offers student accommodation in a prime location just a few minutes from the city centre, with amenities and added extras to help you live your best student life. Find out more about your new student home here.

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