University College (UC) offers you a lot more than just student accommodation or a place to live while at university in Melbourne. UC is a home away from home, consisting of a diverse community of students and supportive staff, who will help with the transition as you move away from family and adjust to life in Melbourne and university.
The residential college differs from other student accommodation options in a few key ways:
Our rooms are some of the best on the Crescent. Our heritage rooms are generally quite spacious, bright and open, with high ceilings and big windows. Meanwhile our newer rooms all contain their own ensuite bathroom and stylish, modern fixtures. The majority of our student rooms feature their own bathroom, but even if you do share a bathroom, many students say this can be a great way to get to know those in your corridor. All rooms are single occupancy, come fully furnished, and there is no price difference across room styles (they are allocated on a first come, first served basis).
Residential colleges like UC offer you a wide variety of student activities – from sports and musical productions to formal and informal social occasions (such as Commencement Dinner or the UC Ball). These activities take place from orientation week all the way through the academic year, practically guaranteeing you will forge friendships quickly.
Community – a sense of belonging
Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know anyone from your school or hometown in Melbourne. Moving into a residential college will help you meet new friends – many of whom will be by your side for your whole college adventure (and beyond, in many cases!)
There are a variety of wellbeing support levels at UC. From trained staff during office hours, to student mentors and youth workers on site after hours to ensure there is always someone on hand in case of an emergency, or if you are struggling with your health in any way. Security is also important at UC.
Our academic tutorial programs support your coursework and tutors are there for advice, assistance and one on one consultations, so your transition to university learning goes smoothly. Access to learning spaces, materials and course advice are also central to this program.
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