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Seabraes Reviews

19 Reviews by Students
#5 out of 6 halls at University of Dundee

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This halls is a complete rip off for your money, its over £5000 a year and is no where near worth £3000. The staff who deal with repairs are very rude and unwelcoming. The halls themselves look like a prison/council estate. My flat has had so many problems which is ridiculous and have taken numerous complaints for them to be seen to and when seen to we are told itl not be fixed until something happens for example my flat mate got electricuted by a plug they refuse to fix and once we brought it up again they were not going to do anything about it until that was mentioned and even then it took over a week for them to fix it even though we were promised days. When we moved in the halls were completely disgusting clearly had not been cleaned or checked. The actual flat is the problem with seabraes however its like its own wee community at night especially on skint tuesdays, there is always something going on, and its not just random peopl spilling out the union it tends to be people u know

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By member71907
On 8th March 15

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This halls is a complete rip off for your money, its over £5000 a year and is no where near worth £3000. The staff who deal with repairs are very rude and unwelcoming. The halls themselves look like a prison/council estate. My flat has had so many problems which is ridiculous and have taken numerous complaints for them to be seen to and when seen to we are told itl not be fixed until something happens for example my flat mate got electricuted by a plug they refuse to fix and once we brought it up again they were not going to do anything about it until that was mentioned and even then it took over a week for them to fix it even though we were promised days. When we moved in the halls were completely disgusting clearly had not been cleaned or checked. The actual flat is the problem with seabraes however its like its own wee community at night especially on skint tuesdays, there is always something going on, and its not just random peopl spilling out the union it tends to be people u know

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By member71907
On 8th March 15

Seabraes Information

CampusMain Campus
PostcodeDD1 4LA
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms411
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th November 17

DO NOT LIVE HERE! The older seabraes are like prison cells and ultimately wreck your emotional and mental capacity. You can hear almost every noise in the entire building block, and outside every night of the week- this destroys your sleeping patterns and ability to function during week days! Accept any other accommodation but NOT THIS! Trust me:)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th August 17

I went for the cheapest option and have no regrets.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th January 17

Student housing is a total ripoff. In the seabraes flats it's only foreign students because the Scottish people obviously now better. The flats are super expensive, and poorly furnished! The mattress is tiny and you can feel the springs digging into your back. But the worst thing is the complete and utter lack of privacy and autonomy! Every week some unannounced person wanders into our flat so check on something or fix something that never needed fixing. At the beginning of the year one of the maintenance guys barged in one one of my flatmates and I (on two separate occasions) in various stages of undress. And I've walked into the kitchen way to many times to make my morning coffee and found someone I didn't know standing there for some reason or other. When I tried to address these concerns, management was patronising and rude and basically wouldn't believe me. They promised there would always be a warning email and there hasn't. DO NOT LIVE IN STUDENT FLATS!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th September 16

Accommodation is ok but bathroom is too small for cleaning clothes.Some things in my room are not repaired like the radiator which is not working and there are some cracks on the shelf beneath the wardrobe.Iron board is also missing in the kitchen.I complained to the authorities but they didnt come to fix it. (As per them they said the concerned person would come on monday).Not good service at all!Its said smoking is prohibited inside the halls and room but people living here keep on doing that and are not bothered about others getting affected by this shit!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th July 16

The rent might be expensive but so are all halls? Paying the price is definitely worth it for the experience, make the most of it! The kitchen is a big space so pleanty of room for entertaining. There is also a common room which has a vending machine and table tennis table which is something none of the other halls have. Being off the main campus means that your parties will very rarely be interrupted by security. Even if the uni security do show up they always come across kind. I personally never had a problem with any of the staff. Any maintenance problems were fixed almost instantly (Mike the janitor is great!) Yes the brick walls might not be as appealing as the likes of Belmont or Heathfield but you can make them your own with posters and lights! Seabraes is home!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th July 16

I just can simply say : Don't waist your money The worst accommodation first of all, the quality of walls is terrible , you can hear any movements of your flatmates. It is not about they are noisy, it means that even if they speak slowly, you can completely hear all their words ! it exactly looks like there is no wall! it is too expensive!! you can find a shared flat in Perth road only by 250 or 300 P !!! just google rent a flat in Dundee There is no TV in Flats They do not clean your shared area, they do not fix your problem quickly while they are charging you a lot! Do not come here!! Do not waist your money!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th May 16

These residences are far too expensive and you certainly do not get value for money. The wifi is very good. Communal areas are not good at all and all cleaning is the responsibility of students. Areas such as corridors and kitchens are difficult to clean as flatmates will not that responsibility for their own mess and you may on occasion find yourself clearing the mess of yourself along with the mess made by six of your other lazy flatmates who can't be bothered. It is up to you to empty your own bins. Repairs takes weeks to be completed. Location is great. You'll find yourself utilising the bridge over the railway to tesco

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd October 15

Not as modern as the other halls avaliable but still so great, had an fun time there are its in a really good location.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th September 15

Just ok. Not great value for money and wifi keeps cutting out.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st September 15

Although centrally located, the undergraduate part of Seabraes closely resembles a rundown council estate on the brink of closure. The staff are rude and unwelcoming and the rent is far too expensive, particularly considering the state of the buildings. The more modern buildings of Seabraes (pictured) are usually exclusively for Postgraduates, but one of the Postgrad buildings is sometimes used for undergraduates if all other accommodation is full. These flats are more modern and are larger but the rent is far more than for the older buildings and it really isn't worth it. The laundry facilities are shared between all buildings and comprise of about 4 washing machines in a spider-filled shed, which is insufficient for the number of residences, and there are very few residence events so there is not much of a sense of community.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 15

Seabraes, although fairly dated, is surprisingly like home, much better than the industrialised Belmont flats I lived in during the summer! I would recommend seabraes to all prospective students!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th March 15

This halls is a complete rip off for your money, its over £5000 a year and is no where near worth £3000. The staff who deal with repairs are very rude and unwelcoming. The halls themselves look like a prison/council estate. My flat has had so many problems which is ridiculous and have taken numerous complaints for them to be seen to and when seen to we are told itl not be fixed until something happens for example my flat mate got electricuted by a plug they refuse to fix and once we brought it up again they were not going to do anything about it until that was mentioned and even then it took over a week for them to fix it even though we were promised days. When we moved in the halls were completely disgusting clearly had not been cleaned or checked. The actual flat is the problem with seabraes however its like its own wee community at night especially on skint tuesdays, there is always something going on, and its not just random peopl spilling out the union it tends to be people u know

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th March 15

Far too expensive for the state of the place, but location is great.

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