Wellbeing and inclusive accommodation at the University of Dundee

We offer you a warm welcome and a safe space, with a residents' community that reflects our values of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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The University of Dundee is committed to the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

You'll find a welcoming and safe atmosphere where everyone feels included – whether that's in classes or in student accommodation. Our student residences team are also here to help. 

We recognise that everyone is unique and we aim to ensure that when you live in University accommodation, your needs are met as far as possible. 

Students with disabilities or a health condition

If you have any specific needs related to a disability or health condition, we can work together to find a solution. 

For example, for some students we have provided:

  • orthopaedic or posturepedic mattresses for diagnosed skeletal conditions
  • private fridges for food allergies or storing medication
  • designated “quiet blocks” of flats for students with diagnosed conditions e.g. for students who are neurodiverse or whose mental wellbeing would otherwise benefit from a quieter flat 
  • alternative means of alerting devices such as vibrating pillows or door alerters for deaf and hearing loss students
  • blackout blinds for students who are light-sensitive or have other sensory issues
  • ground floor flats for students with restricted mobility 

We also have a small number of fully adapted flats within our residences for students who require them.                                                                  

Your needs

To help us understand what you need, please

  • speak to us as soon as possible. Email Robert (RBett001@dundee.ac.uk), our residences team Health & Disability Support Advisor. Robert is a “safe face, in a safe space” for you to discuss your needs and concerns one to one.
  • register with the University Disability Service who will, with your permission, liaise with us on how best to support you in your student accommodation. They can also advise you on other ways the University can help you.

Designated “quiet blocks”                

We have identified two blocks of flats (Seabraes Flats 33-64 ) which are designated “quiet blocks” for students with a diagnosed condition, are neurodiverse, or whose mental wellbeing would benefit from sharing with flatmates and neighbours where the noise levels are lower. 

Seabraes is beautifully located, beside a pedestrian/cycle path stretching between the Magdalen Yard greenspace and the city centre. Traffic noises are minimal with no main roads and yet a walk to campus takes less than five minutes. 

If a space in a quieter block would suit you, select “Seabraes 33-64” in the location preference of your application and email Robert (RBett001@dundee.ac.uk) or use the “Additional Notes” section in your Accommodation application form to tell us how this would benefit you.

Applications for accommodation 

All applications for accommodation are carefully reviewed by our experienced residences team. We will do our best to give you what you have asked for, but this is subject to availability. Although we can’t guarantee to give you absolutely everything you have asked for, we can guarantee that we will do everything we can to provide you with the closest match available to suit your needs and stated preferences. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Robert: RBett001@dundee.ac.uk