It's a big decision, we know. So we've broken it down for you. And hopefully by the time you've read this page, you'll have a better idea of the type of room you want.
First of all, have a think:
Take a VERY good look around.
Read about the Residences available, and check out the different rooms on their websites. If you're coming to visit on an Open Day, go on the Accommodation tours and talk us about it.
Think about what matters most to you. Being near to the University? An en suite bathroom? A bike store? The size of the bed? Being close to shops?
We've got options to suit a range of budgets, from single rooms to one bed studios, and all the halls are walking distance from the University.
Take your time to decide what you need, and how much you want to spend. This is going to be your home for nearly a year - it needs to be right.
Read on about budgeting or if you think you're ready, now choose your room.
Budget is a big one. How much you can afford to spend per month is obviously crucial.
Look at how much money you'll have left each month and make sure you have enough to live on. A big room may seem great at first, but if you can't afford to eat properly, it will impact on your studies.
Our rooms vary in price per week. You need to decide how much rent you can afford to pay now.
This may seem like a scary idea, but in reality, it's helpful. It means you've got your living space and budget sorted out before you start studying meaning one less thing to worry about.
Don’t forget, most bills are part of your rent, including gas, electricity, basic insurance and wifi.
Do you have any special requirements or are a person with disabilities? We have a limited number of flats for students with specific needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01382 308833 to talk to the Student Advisor for Disabled Students before you book.
Moving to Abertay from outside the UK? If you have specific questions, please contact your Engagement Officer or check out the International FAQs.
If you're still not sure, here are few articles* that might help.
Halls v Staying at home - The Independent
Which? University Guide to picking the right student accommodation
Which? University Guide to student accommodation v private renting
Prospects article about what you need to know about student accommodation
Nine Rules for your First Days in halls - The Guardian
Student Hut Guide to Moving into Halls
Should you go private or choose a uni hall? - The Guardian
Living in Dundee by Buzzfeed – 46 Reasons Living In Dundee Ruins You For Life
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