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Allan Gray was built in 1992.

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Allan Gray is home to 85 ladies. Our rooms do have basins and we are disability friendly.

Although every room in Allan Gray is well-equipped with the bare essentials, there are a few things your daughter can bring to make res feel more like home. Each bed has its own set of bedding but you are more than welcome to replace it with your own. Two pillows are supplied as well as a bedside lamp. There is one electric socket in each room, so a must-have for every woman of the technological age is a good set of plugs and maybe even an extension cord. There is also a socket for an Ethernet cable which can be bought on campus as well as a desk at which to work.


University can be quite stressful, especially for a first year, and a good way to relax is a cup of tea or coffee and some biscuits. Thus, a few mugs and a kettle (and a tray) would come in handy. We’d also suggest bringing an iron and some clothes hangers to keep clothes neat in the large cupboards provided.  Most rooms are single rooms but there is more than enough room for any plush toys which you might want to live with to feel closer to home. A notice board is provided in every room but posters and photographs can be used as decor as long as they are put up with the right materials (each resident is issued with a hand guide to all the rules and regulations of the house).


The rooms in Allan Gray are quite spacious compared to other residences. The rooms have built-in sinks and heaters which really makes life more convenient. Each corridor has two to three toilets as well as two showers for the girls to use. The rooms are quite efficient for a student’s needs and we’re sure that your daughter will find Allan Gray a very comfortable home away from home.

                                                                                                        Chelsey Peacock and Laura Nisbet

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