A great city where everything is in close proximity and cost of living is much cheaper than other cities.
By member1047473 On 22nd April 2020
Study in Dundee
There are two universities in Dundee: University of Dundee and Abertay University. Dundee has the highest ratio of students to locals in Scotland. This is good news if you’re studying because it means that a large portion of life in the town is geared towards you!
University of Dundee
The University of Dundee has been named Scotland’s most student-friendly university. It has a reputation for excellent teaching which has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework with particular strengths in life sciences and medical research.
Abertay University is known for being a small and friendly university, so you can expect to be on first name terms with your lecturers. They are a specialist university in tech-driven degrees such as Ethical Hacking and Computer Games as well as Business and Social Science degrees.
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Dundee Student Life
Dundee is one of the top 10 most affordable cities for students with an array of nightlife spots, restaurants and shops. It is vibrant and cosmopolitan as well as being friendly and compact.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Dundee is incredibly cheap
By member91794 On 23rd April 2015
Great nightlife no shortage of things to do whatever your interest.
It's not too bad…
As a whole it’s not too bad but if u like going out having fun with ur mates then Dundee isn’t really for you. There are only around 3 clubs in Dundee and they’re nothing compared to clubs in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Plenty of nightclubs…
Best place for students plenty of nightclubs, cinemas and places you can go and things you can do
Lots of places…
Lots of places to eat and plenty of bars and nightclubs to enjoy the social life to a greater extent.
Everywhere is reachable by foot or bike in Dundee, there is also a frequent bus service. Dundee is in an idyll location for exploring Scotland with scenery, skiing, mountain climbing and sailing within an easy reach by road and rail. There are also good rail connections to main UK cities, with Edinburgh just over an hour away and Manchester 5 hours away. Dundee airport is close to the city centre and flies direct to London Stanstead. Other Scottish airports make it easy and affordable to reach the main cities in the UK and Europe.
Dundee’s city centre is largely pedestrianised, making it easy to stroll around and pop into your favourite shops. Overgate and Wellgate Shopping Centres are in the heart of the city and house all your high street favourites. The city also has great independent shops too, such as Groucho’s Record Shop and Spex Pistols which doubles up as a glasses shop and intimate gig venue!
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Museums & Galleries
Dundee has an excellent selection of museums and galleries. In 2019 the impressive V&A Dundee opened, which is Scotland’s first design museum and part of the city’s £1bn waterfront regeneration project.
The Dundee Rep Theatre is home to Scotland's only full-time company of actors, as well as Scotland's principal contemporary dance company, Scottish Dance Theatre, providing a broad programme of drama, musicals, dance and live music.
There’s a range of festivals that take place year-round in the city. Some of the most popular are the Dundee Design Festival, Dundee Food & Flower Festival, Dundee Jazz Festival and Dundee Literary Festival.
Caird Hall brings in nationally and internationally renowned musicians, as well as comedy shows and classical concerts. For smaller venues offering live music weekly check out Clarks on Lindsay Street, Fat Sams Live, Number 57, Dukes Corner and Buskers.
Top 10 Dundee Accommodation
Heathfield is very expensive and I only chose it as I had no other option. But I have managed to make the most of it. It is in a very convinient locat...
Great facilities, no cleaning service....
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iQ Parker House
I stayed in Parker house in my first year of university and it was the best decision I made. Staff are so friendly and always looking after you with w...
Room was amazing value for money, and a lot bigger than typical student accommodation....
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...
West Park Flats
West park was an experience within itself great fun a little removed from Dundee but within the west end so further removed from true scumdee so reall...
West Park Villas
If you don't mind the 30/20 minute walk (depending on your walking speed/how late you are) then West Park Villas is really good. So much pin board spa...
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Dundee is a small city...
Dundee is a small city but it is full of students so you'll definitely make friends here. Everything is quite close so you can go walking everywhere you want. Also is one of the sunniest cities in Scotland read more
I think Dundee is great,...
I think Dundee is great, not as big as Glasgow or London obviously but for a city it has everything you need and in close proximity to everything else, I really love it. read more
Cost of living is fantastic...
Cost of living is fantastic for students and overall due to how expensive the rest of the UK and especially London is. I haven't experienced nights out due to lockdown, but eating out is certainly better than where I live at home as take aways stay open all night in Dundee and still have good food. read more
Cost of living can range...
Cost of living can range but you can get very cheap flats. Cafes etc in Dundee are expensive even for sandwiches places can charge like £4. Dundee is very big for nights out. There are 2 shopping centres and then there's kingsway and a tkmaxx etc. There's bus links and trains. read more
Dundee is very cheap...
Dundee is very cheap but 'you get what you pay for' ;) The city is dead and has nothing to offer. Low-quality night clubs where you can see people fighting all the time. Bars with just the cheapest beer and vodka. No music scene beside a rock in pubs and mainstream pop music in discotheques. The last real club has been closed a few months ago. The city during the weekend at night looks like a ghost town. Dundee is boring and depressing especially with all those homeless people on the streets. It's a city for old people, not students. Also, everything is far away. Jumping to Edinburgh or Glasgow for a night out is limited to a few night busses. Oh, and it's always very windy and cold here all year. Wind very often spoil even the most sunny summer day read more
As a whole it’s not too...
As a whole it’s not too bad but if u like going out having fun with ur mates then Dundee isn’t really for you. There are only around 3 clubs in Dundee and they’re nothing compared to clubs in Glasgow or Edinburgh. read more
Dundee, you really must...
Dundee, you really must avoid at all costs. The massive amount of money spent to regenerate this city would’ve been better spent on our failing public services. This town has a massive amount of dimwits every four years or so that come here to further their so called education , one would argue that the majority of them would’ve been fortunate to pass the11 plus. Our city fathers believe that Dundee will indeed be reborn with the likes of the new Victoria and Albert Museum. Bars and Restaurants alike to name but a few are tired , smelly and lack any quality of service , this gets no better as you head east to the so called posh suburb of Broughty Ferrty. Bars a plenty of which are at the very most average. Again most are manned by young immature staff with no formal training , the dimwits as previously mentioned , more interested in talking to pals abou whatthey got upto on Saturday night than paying any attention to the clientele. Although Broughty Ferry would like to believe read more
As a city Dundee is compact...
As a city Dundee is compact and everything is easily accessible. Great nightlife no shortage of things to do whatever your interest. Plenty of choice in resteraunts of varying price ranges. Public transport is relatively cheap. read more
Excellent location. Easy...
Excellent location. Easy access to both University and City Centre. Lots of places to eat and plenty of bars and nightclubs to enjoy the social life to a greater extent. read more
The cost of living in...
The cost of living in Dundee is incredibly cheap. The halls you stay in aren't that cheap sadly and they're not catered however eating out and about is cheap, easy and convenient. The nights out are genuinely out of this world - the union is about 5 seconds away from the University halls and has 5 floors: Two bars, a games room, a nightclub and floor 5 (Which plays the best cheesiest music in all of Dundee!) Shopping is good although leaves a little to be desired compared to places such as Glasgow. However, I've never struggled to find anything I need, the choice is just is a little limited. The overgate shopping centre will generally satisfy all of your needs. Public transport is also good, train station in the centre of town, good frequent buses etc. Dundee has so much more to do in it that I ever expected and I've been pleasantly surprised at how nice it is. The West End is completely designed around students with hundreds of cheap bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, cafes, etc!10/10 read more
Great small town, quite...
Great small town, quite cheap, one of the best for night-life, yet provides excellent academic opportunities. One negative aspect is perhaps the limited job market if you're looking to work, though there are opening if you're patient. read more
Such a great city! Especially...
Such a great city! Especially for people moving from Notthern Ireland as its great to be so far away from home for independence and living on your own, but you can get home via megabus and stenaline for £49 return lol! It's such a lively city at night, and during the day it had plenty to do! It truly is my second home :-) read more