Personal Requirements FAQs

Personal Requirements FAQs

What facilities are available for disabled students?

We have a limited number of flats which have been adapted to suit students with restricted mobility and we will do our best to adapt to meet your needs. However, there is no single solution to suit everyone. Please contact Student Services on advisory@abertay.ac.uk and a member of staff will be able to further inform you about how we can assist with your particular disability.

If I have a medical problem will I get priority?

We would try to give some priority to your application, and would do our best to help you find suitable accommodation. However, we are unable to offer you a cast-iron guarantee of accommodation.

The University does have a number of rooms reserved for students who need additional support such as a medical condition or disability. Please contact us before you apply to discuss your needs. Either email residences@abertay.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1382 308049.

Do you have any services/facilities for students with mental health problems?

Please contact Student Services on advisory@abertay.ac.uk.

Can I share a flat with my friend(s)?

When completing the Residences Application in OASIS tell us in the 'Special Needs/Comments' box that you wish to stay in the same flat as a friend, but due to availability we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfil your request.

I have asthma. Can I be sure of having non-smoking accommodation?

Yes, all our residences are non-smoking.

Do I have to clear my room at Christmas?

No. All residents in university accommodation have both the Christmas and spring vacations included within their tenancy agreement.

Can I get university accommodation after my first year?

Although not always possible, some times we offer a percentage of our residences to returning students. This dependsĀ on the number of new students coming to Abertay.

Please email residences@abertay.ac.uk for information on current vacancies.

Do I get any priority for University accommodation after my first year?

No, unfortunately not. Although the Residences Office has approximately 500 bed spaces in University residences, we simply do not have a large enough housing stock to be able to promise University accommodation to students who are not new entrants.

Can you view private accommodation for me?

Unfortunately, this is not one of the services that we are able to offer to students. Everyone has his or her own criteria for what makes a great flat, so it is much better if you check out the options for yourself.

The University makes no recommendations with regards to private landlords/companies. Student Services have some information available and the Shelter Scotland website has good advice on finding private accommodation to rent.