Deciding where to live is an important decision when enrolling in tertiary study. Your choice of residence can make a big difference to your study experience and can be a great way to make new friends and network. The Sunshine Coast has a variety of options including on campus, rental apartments, townhouses, villas and units designed to fit the student budget.
Here are some of your choices:
Right next door to the University of Sunshine Coast you will find The Village Apartments and Share Accommodation. These spacious two and three-bedroom villas include lock up garages and large private courtyards. You can choose to have your own ensuite or share a bathroom with one other person. There are full kitchen and laundry facilities in every unit, a desk and study chair in each room and electricity and water costs are included in the rent. The common shared areas are professionally cleaned every two weeks. The unlimited high-speed wifi and personal data account is also a big drawcard for students.
The Village also has a 25-metre lap pool along with two resort style pools for relaxing. There is also a tennis court and a basketball practice half-court. There are three free electric barbeques which provide a great place to entertain friends.
Varsity Apartments is purpose-built student accommodation, located just minutes from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Around 500 students can be accommodated in their four-bedroom private apartments making this environment a great place for networking and making new friends.
The modern facilities include your own bedroom and private ensuite and 10GB of free internet. There are security patrols at night and access by valid photo ID which provides peace of mind as well.
UniCentral offers a secured student housing complex with fabulous facilities, fully furnished and equipped student accommodation on the boundary of the University of the Sunshine Coast Campus. Just step outside your gate and you are in the University grounds. Each shared apartment offers four large lockable bedrooms each with a double bed, private ensuite bathroom, large study desk and chair, two wardrobes. Secure Internet connection and telephone access are provided. There is also a 25m lap pool and free laundry facilities.
And don’t forget to explore other options for accommodation. These include
rental apartments, townhouses, villas and units designed for the student lifestyle and budget. Some good places to start are Flatmates.com.au and Sunshine Coast Homestay. Do your research. For some people going to university means their first experience of living out of home. Fortunately, there are plenty of different environments to consider.