Guide

How we choose your room

Updated on 23 April 2022

We try to match up people in our residences to create well balanced flats

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To give us the best chance of finding the right flat for you we will start by choosing which site you’ll live in. You will initially receive an offer for a room type and a site. We will let you know your Flat and Room numbers closer to arrival.

Our first priority will be to ensure that we follow any relevant public health guidance from the Scottish Government.

Where we can, we will take into account preferences on your application form and your:

  • age
  • date of application
  • existing friends
  • health issues
  • length of lease
  • nationality
  • flat preference

We ask you to select from a number of options to give us a better idea of the kind of flat which would suit you. This ranges from whether you’d prefer nights out, nights in, or really value keeping your flat clean and tidy. You’ll be able to find out more about these options on the application form, and pick carefully! Although we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to meet this preference we try to group those with similar choices together to give you the best chance of living with people you’ll get on with.

We choose the best site for you - this depends on what is available when you apply. We always make the best offer we can, but that might not always be one of your top preferences.

If we can't offer you one of your top preferences, then we will use the information you've given us in your accommodation application as a guide. We'll go through your site and room type preferences in the order you put them down and use all the factors above to decide which is the best accommodation available for you.

We guarantee one offer of accommodation as long as you apply by the deadline, so we do our utmost to make sure that we offer the most suitable accommodation available.

We'll get in touch as soon as we can, but because we take so many factors into account this can take up to 3 weeks.

If you forgot to let us know something on your application form, just let us know by emailing us.

Enquiries

Accommodation

residences@dundee.ac.uk

Guide category Student accommodation