People on the rooftop of the Queen Mary Building

Why student accommodation might be right for you

Live the full university experience

Whether you're looking to make friends, get involved in events or just want to be close to campus, University accommodation is a fun, safe and affordable option.

Location, location, location

Forget a long, daily commute. Living on-campus means that your classrooms and all the facilities the University has to offer are only a short walk away.

Living on campus also means that all Uni amenities and facilities are also nearby, whether you need to access one of the libraries to study or you're a gym junkie looking for easy access to Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness.

You’ll also be next to all of the great eateries, shops and atmosphere that iconic suburbs like Newtown, Glebe and Redfern have to offer, with easy access to the city centre too.

The best part of living here is that I've found my 'tribe'
Zoe Lo, Bachelor of Commerce student and Queen Mary Building resident

Make new friends and try new things

For many students, university offers the chance to make new friends and networks from all over the world, and living on campus is one of the best ways to do this.  

Zoe Lo, a Bachelor of Commerce student at the Queen Mary Building, found on-campus accommodation invaluable in making friends for life.

"The best part of living here is that I've found my 'tribe'. I have friendships that will carry out even after we've all moved out." 

Residential life also offers countless opportunities to get involved in leadership, peer support roles, and more. For Master of Commerce student Zihan Wang, becoming a Resident Assistant (RA) at the Queen Mary Building allowed her to meet new people from a range of different backgrounds.

"I've been living at boarding school from kindergarten to my freshman year in college, so I am very confident and familiar with student accommodation life. But, I don't have many chances to communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds and being a RA definitely helps change this." 

Zihan's time as an RA has also helped push herself out of her comfort zone, in a supportive community of like-minded people. 

"I tried BBQ for a group of people for the first time. I tried yoga, boxing, jogging and everything I haven't had a chance or courage to try before."

The atmosphere at student accommodation makes you feel like you never left home and is the best way to alleviate any homesickness
Amar Sidu, Bachelor of Commerce student
Four students laughing and socialising in the Queen Mary Building

It's hard to stay homesick when you're surrounded by other students in your position.

A cure for homesickness

For many students, international or domestic, living in on-campus accommodation is their first experience living away from home. While learning a lot of new things away from friends and family can create a sense of homesickness, student accommodation provides a supportive and friendly community to help you settle into your new home. 

Despite feeling anxious about moving out, Bachelor of Commerce student Amar Sidhu was able to meet a number of new people and quickly feel at home.

“Living away from home for the first time, I was very nervous interacting with people I had never met before. The social events run by the accommodation made it so easy to meet people and break the ice.”

Last updated: 14 November 2022

21 October 2020

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