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Here is all our latest blogs and post event news from UniLodge properties around Australia and New Zealand.


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. 

LinkedIn Love

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.


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...


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!


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


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. 


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?


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.


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!


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. 


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...


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. 

The Bachelor Matt Agnew. Photo credit 10play.com.au.

The Bachelor Effect

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

Important Things to Consider when Choosing Student Accommodation

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. 


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.


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. 


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. 

New to Australia get set to eat like a local student

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.

Students Studying for Exam

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

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

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.


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?


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. 


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.


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.


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. 


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.

5 ways to freshen your room

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

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.

UniLodge Stress Management

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.

Purple Rain where to catch the best displays this jacaranda season

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 in 2018.

Students Cheap Chills 6 ways to relax on a budget

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

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

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

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!