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2020-10-23 00:00:00

Getting to know us series - UniLodge JCU Halls of Residence

My name is Michelle, I recently graduated from James Cook University and now work as the Residential Life Manager at UniLodge JCU Halls of Residence.

2020-10-16 00:00:00

Raising a Family of Ducklings

Here’s how Mridula became co-parent to 7 little ducklings at UniLodge Kurrajong Village.

2020-10-14 00:00:00

What it's like for a student living at UniLodge

Tingting Yang, a University of Melbourne student and a RA at UniLodge Lincoln House, wants to share her experiences of living and studying in Melbourne this year.

2020-10-02 00:00:00


Just weeks into semester one, University of Melbourne students Visnu and Timothy had to transition to remote learning and study due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. 

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2020-09-28 00:00:00

Eat, play & see near UniLodge Royal Melbourne

The North Melbourne area is well known for its fabulous coffee and dining district and is only a short walk or tram ride from your front door. 

2020-09-24 00:00:00

The Best Psychology Universities In Melbourne

Psychology is a fascinating field of study that concerns itself with the science of the human mind. With 1 in 5 Australian adults suffering from some form of mental illness or stress, it’s never been more important to have highly trained, skilled psychologists in the workforce.

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2020-09-17 00:00:00

What is near Campus West at the University of Canberra?

If you’re new to Canberra and have no idea what is around, this might give you some ideas of things to do with your new university friends.

2020-09-16 00:00:00

Find out how you can get around Sydney for just $2.60

One of the things we love about Sydney's public transport is cheap Sunday public transport Opal deal.

2020-09-11 00:00:00

Get to know us series - UniLodge @ Metro Adelaide

Meet the Team at UniLodge Metro Adelaide.
We sat down with Omar, our Customer Service Coordinator and asked him a few questions about Adelaide and other adventures.  

2020-09-10 00:00:00

Be A Tourist – Without Leaving Your Room

Melbourne’s lockdown may still continue, but that’s no reason not to explore many of Melbourne’s greatest tourist attractions, albeit from the comfort of your own room! Climate control, snacks at your fingertips while you're in your room at UniLodge Lincoln House – things mightn’t be so bad after all.

2020-09-02 00:00:00

Writing Letters in Lockdown

Living in student accommodation in lock down is not an easy task but our residents decided to write letters and find different ways to connect with the local community to bridge a gap and make new friends.  

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2020-09-01 00:00:00

What our resident thinks - UniLodge Victoria University

Hear from our resident, Varsha who is a postgraduate student staying at UniLodge for almost 6 months. 

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2020-08-26 00:00:00

Why Shared Accommodation is the way to go for your first year

You have received an offer for university, and you are about to move out of home for the first time. It is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a daunting one.

2020-08-21 00:00:00

Things to see and do - Centennial Parklands

The Centennial Parklands started out as a reserved to protect the central ponds and swamps which formed early Sydney's water supply and opened as Centennial Park in 1888.

2020-08-21 00:00:00

Cost of Living in Adelaide as a Student

It can be expensive to live and study in Australia, but Adelaide is up to 14% more affordable to live in than any other major Australian city. As a student, knowing the average living costs is an important part of your financial preparation and we have helped crunched some numbers for you! 

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2020-08-10 00:00:00

Get to know us series - UniLodge @ UC - Campus West

Taylor tells us all about her experience being the Residential Advisor at UniLodge @ UC - Campus West.

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2020-08-10 00:00:00

Top hiking spots in Cairns to explore this weekend

As the weather begins to get warmer up in North Queensland, our local residents have decided to take the opportunity to get out and about over the weekend and recommended you do the same with these local hikes. 

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2020-08-06 00:00:00

Get to know us series - UniLodge Royal Melbourne

Please meet Danii, our Residential Life Coordinator at UniLodge Royal Melbourne.

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2020-08-05 00:00:00

Living Through Lockdown - Tips from RLM at UniLodge Lincoln House

Annie, our Res Life Manager (RLM) at UniLodge Lincoln House has some tips for keeping our lives on track in difficult times.

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2020-08-04 00:00:00

Behind The Scenes - UniLodge Victoria University Residential Advisor

We had a chat with Darcie, the Residential Advisor for UniLodge Victoria University to tell us what she thinks about our Residential Life Program.

2020-07-29 00:00:00

Experience the iconic Peter's of Kensington

Peter's of Kensington is a local iconic building that is very close to UniLodge @ UNSW , which is just 10 minutes’ walk where you can have all the fun that Peter's can offer.

2020-07-29 00:00:00

Property Manager Behind the Scenes

Louisa, Property Manager – Operations at Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa in Auckland.

2020-07-23 00:00:00

Family Dinner

Family Dinner is something that we pride ourselves on at UniLodge South Bank as it is one of the events we hold that really helps us to build a community and help residents meet each other and enjoy a meal from cultures around the world. This is what our resident Sasanka had to say about her experience.

Chicken Tikka Masala
2020-07-17 00:00:00

Nine Simple Cooking Challenges

Annie from UniLodge Royal Melbourne compiled some of our favourite economical dishes to help you put your studio kitchen to the test and really take advantage of this time. How many levels do you think you can complete?

Top 10 Places To See In Adelaide
2020-07-16 00:00:00

Top 10 Places To See In Adelaide

Adelaide is the city that's filled with everything you could possibly want from the Australian Experience! Have a day off from studying? The team at UniLodge @ Metro Adelaide have compiled a list of our top 10 places to visit!

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2020-07-13 00:00:00

Res Life Manager Behind the Scenes - UniLodge @ UC Lodges

Your first time at Uni can be scary, but we have Res Life. Hear all from Luke, our Residential Life Manager from UniLodge @ UC Lodges in Canberra.

2020-07-13 00:00:00

The Cost of Living in Sydney as a Student

Sydney is Australia’s biggest city and the country’s top destination for international students. The cost of living may be slightly higher in Sydney than some other Australian cities, but it’s still possible to get by on a student budget.

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2020-07-13 00:00:00

The Cost of Living in Brisbane as a Student

Brisbane is one of the cheapest major cities in Australia. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, calculating the cost of living will help you make the most of your university experience in the Queensland capital.

2020-07-13 00:00:00

The Cost of Living in Melbourne as a Student

Renowned for its culture and arts, Melbourne is one of Australia’s leading university cities. If you’re trying to determine the living cost in Melbourne for a student, we can help you create a realistic budget. 

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2020-07-13 00:00:00

Sri Lankan Rainbow Sandwiches - Great Recipe on a Student Budget

Looking for some new and healthy snacks ideas? Check out our resident at UniLodge Victoria University, Senuri's Sri Lankan rainbow sandwiches recipe! 

2020-07-13 00:00:00

Top Banks in Australia for International Students

One of the most important things to consider if you’re moving to Australia is the best student bank account. 

2020-07-13 00:00:00

The Best Jobs for Uni Students

For most uni students, juggling study with a casual or part-time job is a necessity - but it can also have a positive impact on your life. 

2020-07-13 00:00:00

Top 3 Student Accommodation Properties in Sydney

Every year, Sydney welcomes hundreds of students who come for the city’s academic reputation and a wide range of courses, while others wish to explore our vibrant student life bolstered by the amazing lifestyle.

2020-07-10 00:00:00

Your Home Away From Home

UQ student, Neika Chatfield, reveals what it’s like living in student accommodation in the middle of a pandemic and the importance of community.

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2020-07-09 00:00:00

What To Do In Your First Week - Tips From Our Res Life Manager

Moving is always a big deal. Moving to a new city is even bigger. Moving to a new city when it’s also your first time out of home? A MASSIVE deal! That’s why moving to student accommodation can be a really great stepping stone...

2020-06-22 00:00:00

Property Manager Behind the Scenes - Get to know us series

We had a chat with Anne our Customer Service Manager at UniLodge St Lucia to get the inside scoop on what to do around the University of Queensland and how important building community is for all new residents.

UniLodge Darwin - Top Tips for First Time Residents
2020-06-17 00:00:00

UniLodge Darwin - Top Tips for First Time Residents

If you are looking to move to Darwin or study at Charles Darwin University, then this is a must-read article!

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2020-06-01 00:00:00

Property Manager Behind the Scenes - UniLodge @ UNSW

We had a chat with Christopher the Property Manager for UniLodge @ NSW to get the inside scoop on top takeaway spots near the property. 

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2020-05-29 00:00:00

Insider tips and event highlights from our local Perth team

Hear from the UniLodge Insider! Luke, Residential Life Manager at UniLodge at Curtin tells you his favourite places to eat, shop and chill all within walking distance from the Perth campus.

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2020-05-28 00:00:00

Property Manager Behind the Scenes - Get to know us series

Hear from the UniLodge Insider! Kirsty, our Property Manager – Operations at UniLodge @ RMIT Bundoora – Walert House in Melbourne.

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2020-05-28 00:00:00

Hear from UniLodge Insider from Melbourne - Get to know us series

Property Manager behind College Square on Lygon, Vickram, tells you all about living at UniLodge!

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2020-05-26 00:00:00

Top Tips for First Time Residents

Hear from Gabriela, Zac and Lani as they share their insider tips as residents who have lived and studied locally at UniLodge South Bank over the last year.

2020-02-25 00:00:00

Experiences for International Students in Sydney

With its glorious harbour and vibrant culture, Sydney is a dream destination for university students. If you’re new to Sydney’s international student community, we can help you get to know your adopted home. 

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2020-01-29 00:00:00

Could You Find Love on LinkedIn?

22% of Aussies believe a strong LinkedIn profile makes you more romantically desirable. Learn how to optimise your profile for employers (and love?) here.

2020-01-28 00:00:00

Student Life in Melbourne

Are you planning to start your student life in Melbourne? We know you have strived hard towards your desired University in Melbourne. And now that you have finally made it to your destination, we know there must be an array of questions...

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2019-12-13 00:00:00

Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia coincides with summer. Discover the best things about spending Christmas in Australia with new festivties, food, beaches and fun in the sun!

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2019-11-13 18:43:37

Best Universities in Australia

If you’re looking to study abroad, Australia has a range of well-regarded universities to choose from. Each year, thousands of overseas arrivals enrol in Australian courses, adding to the already significant international student body around the country

2019-11-12 21:43:16

Student Apartment Idea and Decor for Students

Living in a studio apartment is a great way to save money while you study. While they may come with affordable rent, studio apartments can be tricky to decorate. But just because you’re living in a small space doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. 

2019-11-12 00:00:00

Post Graduate Degrees Down Under

Master’s and PhD programs have a reputation for excellence around the world. If you already hold an undergraduate degree but still want to study abroad, why not further your education at an Australian university?

2019-11-10 23:45:43

How to make a study plan

Guilty of leaving assignments to the last minute? You’re not alone! You are probably in the midst of cramming for your final exams right now. Don stress out though, we have a few study planners to master the art of time management.

2019-11-08 00:12:23

Eating Well for Less - Cheap Student Meals

Going to uni and never cooked before? Surviving on two-minute noodles, is not the most sustainable whilst you study. Ace the start of university with cheap and cheerful, simple-to-make student recipes, allowing you to branch out beyond classic beans on toast!

2019-11-07 18:48:01

Where to Study in Australia

If you’re thinking of studying in Australia, choosing the right city will help you make the most of your time abroad. Many of Australia’s universities are ranked among the best in the world, so you’re guaranteed to get a quality education regardless of where you end up. 

2019-11-01 00:00:00

Growing and Moving For a Great Cause

Over the last six years UniLodge has actively taken part in fundraising and making a difference for #menshealth through various initiatives for Movember. We set a goal to raise $22,000 and walk 10,000km, find out how we went...

2019-11-01 00:00:00

The Pros and Cons of Shared Accommodation

Moving into shared accommodation is a great option for university students – but despite the many benefits of having housemates, shared living isn’t for everyone. If you’re thinking of moving into a house, it is important to know the pros and cons of shared accommodation. 

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2019-10-29 18:59:11

The Bachelor Effect

In a shocking turn of events, the 2019 season of The Bachelor’s greatest achievement may not be matrimonial bliss.

Things to Consider when Choosing Student Accommodation
2019-10-14 00:00:00

What to Consider when Looking into Accommodation

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: your student years are for having the time of your life. It’s your first taste of independence and a chance to experience fun, freedom and adventure. We understand that! Which is why we offer students much more than a room. 

2019-09-11 21:20:10

How to Develop Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is key for many aspects of life and an important skill for university. No matter what you’re studying, you’ll likely be required to use critical thinking to interpret and analyse information.

2019-09-11 21:04:00

Feeling Lost as a Student and Mental Health

Moving out of home to attend university is an overwhelming experience for many students. Learning how to function as an independent adult whilst studying is a lot to cope with. If you’re feeling lost as a student, help is available. 

2019-09-11 20:53:32

Adjusting to New Culture

Studying in Australia is a great opportunity to get an excellent education, learn new language skills and make lifelong friends. No matter where you come from, you’re bound to notice some cultural differences. 

Eat like a local student
2019-09-09 22:32:36

New to Australia? Get Set to Eat like A Local Student

Eating on a student budget isn’t always a culinary adventure. Yet one of the best things about being in Australia is the chance to sample the local tucker. And as you’ll see from our list, eating like a local doesn’t have to break the bank.

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2019-08-12 01:28:46

Exam Tips for Students

Whatever youare studying, most uni students find exams stressful – but there are ways to avoid excess anxiety when it comes to putting your knowledge to the test.

How To Write A CV
2019-08-12 00:26:50

How to Write a CV From Scratch

As a student, your CV is your most important tool - think of it is the key to your future. This is why it is so important to get your CV right and to effectively and quickly communicate all of your best skills and attributes to potential employers.

How to make friends at Uni
2019-08-12 00:00:00

How to make friends at University

Starting uni  and making new friends may seem daunting, especially if you don’t know many people on campus – but expanding your social circle is an important part of growing up.

2019-08-12 00:00:00

Student Accommodation – Furnished or Unfurnished?

Living in student accommodation is a great way to embrace the independence that comes with leaving home to study – but should you move into a furnished or unfurnished place?

2019-07-24 00:00:00

Does Music Help Study?

Whether you need to memorise maths formulas or write essays, many uni students find it difficult to focus on their studies for long periods of time. Avoiding distractions requires a lot of discipline, but there are steps you can take to boost your productivity. 

2019-07-24 00:00:00

What financial income support can students get?

Trying to get by on a student budget isn’t always easy. From paying rent to buying textbooks, the cost of necessities can stretch your bank account to breaking point. And even though plenty of students work whilst studying, it’s not always possible to earn a steady income.

2019-06-18 00:00:00

Budgeting and Putting Together Your Finances

For many students, going to university signals the first time in their lives where they must learn to budget. With a new found independence, students should learn how to effectively budget their money and set good financial habits now and for the future.

2019-05-01 00:00:00

A Brief Introduction to Referencing

With end of semester exams approaching one major thing that all students must learn is how to reference properly. Each educational institute will have its recommend referencing guide but one of the commons ones used is the Harvard Referencing System. 

Best Smashed Avocado
2019-04-08 00:00:00

The Best Smashed Avocado on a Student Budget

There’s no brunch dish quite as “on-trend” as smashed avocado on toast. The piece de resistance of all Aussies brunch menus. While the fandom of smashed avo means it’s practically ubiquitous, we have hunted down the best smashed avo on toast that won’t break your bank.

Freshen your room
2019-02-19 00:00:00

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Room for the Start of Uni

Forget the annual Spring clean, Summer is here and so is the start of the university semester so there’s no better time to freshen up your space. Giving your room some much needed TLC is like detoxifying from the outside-in. Like they say: tidy room, tidy mind!

Guide to Aussie Slang
2019-01-24 00:00:00

G'Day Mate! A guide to Aussie Slang

Are you new to Australia? Struggling to get to grips with the lingo?

Don’t fear - you can become a true Aussie native and throw a few sayings around the BBQ with our ultimate guide to slang.

Study and Balance
2018-11-01 00:00:00

Stress Management: The Importance of Balance

Exam period can be stressful and overwhelming. However, by learning how to strike the right balance between study and downtime, you will have the best chance of success. Read our top 3 tips on how to balance your study and manage your stress.

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2018-09-12 00:00:00

Catch the Best Jacaranda Displays this Season

Welcome to spring – that wonderful time of year when our jacarandas burst into life. And just when you think it can’t get any better, the blossom falls as purple rain! Here are some of the best places to see the jacaranda blooms.

Students Cheap Chills 6 ways to relax on a budget
2018-07-09 00:00:00

How to Wind Down and Relax After Exams

Once exams are all done it is important to take some time for you to realx and get life back to normal. After a long period of sustained pressure, many people find it hard to simply switch off. That’s why we’ve put together a great chillax guide.

Brisbane on a student budget
2018-07-04 00:00:00

What to do in Brisbane on a Student Budget

While Brisbane might not be quite as expensive as Sydney or Melbourne, it’s still all-too-easy to give your credit card a workout in the Sunshine State’s capital. But on a student budget, we got the inside knowledege on the best things to do in Brisbane on a shoestring budget.

Feel right at home - UniLodge
2018-06-12 00:00:00

How To Feel Right At Home When Away

A fresh start and a new place is exciting but change and a new city can be quite daunting.

Here are a few top tips to help you settle into your new place and make it feel like a luxurious castle.

UniLodge - the best things about being a student
2018-03-22 00:00:00

The Best Things About Being a Student

Workload and stress levels, no free time and little finances. Keep your chin up - remember why you signed up to this.

We've got a cracking list of the best things about student life!