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Abertay University

About

Established in the year 1888, Abertay University is one of the two public universities located in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Following a request by Sir David Baxter in 1872 for the establishment of a mechanics' institute in Dundee, the Dundee Institute of Technology was formed in 1888. Subsequently in the year 1902, Dundee Institute of Technology was recognized as an educational hub by the Scottish Education Department. Also, the Dundee Institute of Technology was the very first to be nominated as a central institution, akin to an 'industrial university'. 


Later on, in the year 1994, the institute received its University status and was named "Abertay University" as a result of government legislation granting the title "University of Abertay Dundee" to the Dundee Institute of Technology. Also, Abertay was the initial University to offer a "computer games" degree in the year 1997.


Catering a total of 4,000 students, Abertay University offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, preparation, English language, CPD & short courses in various subjects. However, the University is well-known for its courses in subjects including Computer, Engineering, Games Design and Business. 

Student accommodation Abertay University

Owing to its popularity, Abertay University tends to draw a massive student crowd, and with an increase in the student populace, the Dundee student accommodation options have also increased considerably. So if you are a student studying at Abertay University and are looking for Abertay university accommodation or private student accommodation in Dundee, do not worry as there is a wide range budget-friendly student accommodation options in Dundee which includes student halls, private student accommodations and hostels. 


Abertay University accommodation, also known as the student halls of residences, are buildings built by the University to provide the students with a secure and comfortable on-campus housing option. Abertay accommodation consists of four halls with rooms including en-suites, bedsits, single and double rooms. However, as a result of its immediate proximity to the university campus and growing popularity, Abertay university accommodation tends to get occupied pretty swiftly.


Apart from Abertay accommodation, students can also pick from the available private student accommodation in Dundee, which consists of a variety of shared apartments, self-contained studios, en-suite rooms, and apartments with two or more bedrooms. Also, most of the private accommodation rooms come with attached modern amenities, and the prices of these type of accommodation is inclusive of all the utility bills. Marketgait, Keiller court, the Old Mill, East Shore and parker house Dundee are some of the most preferred private student accommodation in Dundee.

Location

Located in the centre of Dundee on Bell Street, Abertay University is the only campus with its buildings placed within a quarter of a mile away from each other. The main buildings of the Abertay University include - Old College, Student Centre, Kydd Building and Hannah Maclure Centre - all of which is grouped around the Bernard King Library in the Bell Street complex.


Opened in 2005, the Student Centre building in Bell Street is home to the Students' Association, the Hannah Maclure Centre building- an art gallery, student bars, cinema and retail trading outlets. Furthermore, the university campus is well-connected to all the transportation links with the main train and bus station just a short walk away from the campus. Also, the campus is at close proximity to the civic amenities and shopping malls, which means that the students can have everything within walking distance of the campus.

Student life

The students who are about to start their education at Abertay University are surely in for one of the most enjoyable phases of their lives. The student life at Abertay University is full of fun and entertainment with lots of restaurants for everyone's palate, vibrant music scenes, excellent leisure venues, culture, and vivacious nightlife to explore. 


The students studying at the Abertay have open access to the University's modern and cutting edge facilities which include a state-of-the-art library, a well-maintained sports club which has an on-campus gym and also offers classes such as Pilates, step and spin. The campus also houses over 30 societies which includes space agency, football, sci-fi fantasy, dance and much more. 


Talking about student life off-campus, students can spend their Sunday afternoons at the Camperdown Wildlife Centre which is home to many endangered animals including golden eagles, lemurs and marmosets. The students can also enjoy a Lebanese meal at the Tahini or grab some comfort late-night food at the West House.  

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