If you’re heading to university soon, you’ve got some decisions to make. One of those decisions may be moving out of your parents’ house to start living independently – but have you stopped to think how amazing it would be to live on campus?

Find out why more local, regional and international students are choosing this safe, easy and fun lifestyle.

We chatted to student residents to find their five top reasons to live on campus.

1. Location, location, location!

When you live across the road from where you study, you remove a huge stress from of your life. Walking distance from the flagship campus and close to public transport for city and other campuses, UniLodge @ VU is in the heart of Footscray – the new education precinct of Victoria and creative hub of Melbourne.

Osteopathy student Daphne, from France, loves the convenience of the location.

“You can go whenever you feel like it to the library; you have the sports centre facilities, and you’re just 15 minutes’ walk from the train station to go to the city centre or St Albans Campus. The atmosphere is really nice, you have lots of activities – we all get along and meet new people every week,” she says.

Walk across the road to class, hop on a tram or train to the city or another campus or enjoy the local buzz.

2. Facilities to write home about

Spacious study rooms, gourmet kitchens, basketball half-court, cinema media room, rooftop garden terrace, a pool table and games rooms, your own barista café – need we go on? Well, we’re going to.

There are rooms available for every personality, lifestyle and budget. Whether you’re into sharing or prefer your personal space, all room types offer privacy with secured bedrooms and shared facilities. Accommodation options include:

  • secure six-bedroom apartments
  • two-bedroom apartments
  • studio apartments
  • twin studio apartments.

Opened in 2017, UniLodge @ VU is contemporary in its design and considers your individual needs.

Take a virtual tour or pop in and see for yourself!

Snooker, basketball, cinema experience or café – all in your home!

3. Community living

Research shows that humans need social interaction – it improves mental health, physical health and increases healthy behaviours. Living in a student community like UniLodge @ VU gives you a sense of belonging and security – there’s always someone to talk to, from the supportive staff to your fellow students.

As one of the most culturally diverse education institutions in Australia, and international students making up almost 50% of the population, you'll experience a truly enriching, global community.

Sienna is studying a Bachelor of Business and thrives in the community setting.

“RAs (resident advisers) were always smiling and on hand to help. There are activities every single day so you’re never bored and you get to make friends that last a lifetime,” she says.

We also know that you’re not always keen to chat. If love your alone time, you can retreat to the privacy of your apartment.

Become part of a strong community and make friends for life.

4. Safe & secure

While having fun is synonymous with the student experience, it’s your safety and security that’s imperative!

Access to campus accommodation at UniLodge @ VU is safe and secure, with electronic key card access to all areas and 24 hour CCTV security monitoring. So that’s one less thing you – and your parents – will need to worry about!

You'll be safe and welcome from the day you arrive.

5. Unique accommodation guarantee

Last but not least – VU is pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing full-time domestic and international students. This offer is in partnership with UniLodge @ VU.

To be eligible for the offer of guaranteed accommodation, you must be:

  • a new or continuing full-time domestic or international student, at either Victoria University or our TAFE division, Victoria University Polytechnic
  • commencing study in 2020 and have accepted your offer to study, or re-enrolling in Semester 1 2020 on a full-time basis.

Apply now!

VU offers guaranteed accommodation for all full time, domestic and international students.