Testimonials

Feedback from our guests who have recently held conferences and functions at University College.


“The workshop participants praised the quality of the venue, food, and service. As presenters it is good to have such terrific service and assistance. We look forward to returning to the College.”  2018

“Seamless from start to finish. This is the third such event we have held at UC and it really is a very trouble free and easy process!”  2018

“THANK YOU for making my CD launch soooo easy and hassle-free. Everyone LOVED the venue – it seriously is a great space and place to hold functions like this and all the more so by having such a terrific staff in charge. Fred and the other staff were fantastic, the wine flowed, the food was perfect. And such a joy to deal with you. I’m so glad I rediscovered my old place of residence. I had a great time way back then and did again on Sunday. The space and facilities were perfect for this event, a very pleasant environment. The ability to spill out into the courtyard for refreshments after the official presentation was really great. The icing on the cake!” – Lorraine, March 2015


“Always an easy process; communicating with Tim provides confidence that all has been taken care of. We have been using the Academic Centre up to 4 times a year for multiple days for 5 years and we keep returning as the level of service is great and the students enjoy the venue/location.” – Rebecca, November 2014

“A lovely environment; admin was all very efficient in the lead-up, and all the things we needed (internet, projection, seating etc) worked well. The staff have all been very pleasant and helpful; meals on time, varied and tasty, and meeting all the dietary needs. So please pass on our very sincere thanks to the staff, kitchen etc for a job very well done; it helped to make our week a successful one. And thanks to you, too, for making it easy. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to colleagues.” – Jane, May 2014

“Greetings from Perth! A quick email to say that we very much enjoyed our stay at University College last weekend. The atmosphere at the College is very pleasant and the systems that you have in place are efficient and guest friendly! It is no wonder that I have become an honorary Melbournian!!” – Ian, April 2014

“Just a quick note to let you know we received an email from the presenter of the course held there on 27 March, Evelyn had nothing but praise for the venue and catering so a very big THANK YOU to you”. Kim, March 2014

“It was an absolute delight to arrive at 7.30 am each day and find the rooms set up as we had requested and ready to receive our hard working trainees in comfort. Staff were always there before us and on hand to check all was in order, and so flexible in responding to our inevitable additional requests; nothing was ever a problem.  Such smooth and flexible service meant that we could focus on our training schedule for the day. I can’t overstate how wonderful it is not to have to spend the precious time we have before trainees arrive not chasing up table, chairs, flip charts, water etc. To know that we could rely on this each day gave us such peace of mind. Your rooms and surrounding gardens provide the perfect locale for such a training course. We needed to be able to move from big to small rooms, outside and in, and all this was easy, under excellent management. I would also like to pass on our compliments to your chefs – the food was delicious and varied, both important ingredients for content trainees. I could mention many more details, but I hope that this short note conveys how impressed we were. I would highly recommend University College to anyone looking for a training venue.” Jacinta, December 2013 

“Thank you for your hospitality yesterday. The food was superb, and the service was fantastic. We really enjoyed the meal and it was truly special for the students to have a genuine sit down meal, with great thought and care put into the presentation of the room and tables. I had the vegetarian meal, and it was very tasty – there was clearly a lot of thought and preparation put into the meal. I also think the location of University College is fantastic – an easy (and scenic!) walk from the University, and the gardens are immaculate. Also, thank you for accommodating the last minute changes as more students attended than were expected. You were very relaxed and accommodating with the changed situation! We really appreciated your attitude and flexibility. From the start of our contact, you have always been polite and looking for ways to make this event work for us. We look forward to working alongside University College for functions with our future programs. Expect to hear from me again in January!” Siobhan, July 2013