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Exploring Melbourne - Your Guide to University Life and Beyond

Moving away from home university is a big step in anyone's life. It's exciting, but can also be a bit daunting as well. But don't worry! UniLodge has your back. In this blog post, we'll explore the world of university life in Melbourne and student accommodation, so that you can get a taste of what it means to live near campus and experience the city of Melbourne like a local!

Finding the right student accommodation can be tricky. In Melbourne, there are plenty of options available. The great thing about UniLodge student accommodation is that we have over 25 properties located in Melbourne CBD to choose from and they will all give you an opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and make new friends. Plus, many of our properties offer amenities such as gyms, swimming pool, cinema rooms, study rooms and more, so you can stay active while still having plenty of time to hit the books!

Our latest UniLodge property to open in 2023 in Melbourne is UniLodge Melbourne CBD.  We sat down with Kirsty Menz, General Manager of UniLodge Melbourne CBD to get all the inside tips about this amazing new property. 

What is your favourite room or facility in the property? 

My favourite room in the property is the Level 1 Theatre. It is the perfect place to relax and watch a movie by yourself or with friends.

What does Residential Life mean to you? 

Residential Life means focusing on the pastoral care of the student, as well as providing events and activities to keep them engaged and create a sense of community. 

If you could give new residents some quick tips before they arrive? What would they be? 

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Do not be afraid to come to us for any issues, concerns or questions you may have. We can tell you where to top up your myki card, where the nearest supermarket is, what the contact number is for your university support services, etc.

How have past residents described you? 

Past residents from other properties I have worked at within UniLodge would describe me as friendly, approachable, and always smiling.

Exploring Melbourne

Living so close to uni means you're just minutes away from all the amazing things Melbourne has to offer! The city is known for its vibrant culture – there are countless cafes, bars, restaurants, markets and galleries to explore. There's always something going on here – music festivals, art exhibitions, film screenings...the list goes on! Whether you're into theatre or sports or anything else in between - there's something for everyone here.

For those who prefer nature over urban buzz – no worries! The city is surrounded by stunning parks with lush greenery where you can take a stroll or practice yoga with friends. And if you feel like getting out of town for a weekend – hop on a train or bus and head off to some beautiful nearby towns. The possibilities are endless when it comes to exploring Australia’s great outdoors!

Moving away from home for university can be an intimidating prospect at first - but don't let it scare you away from making the most out of your new experience in Melbourne! With its vibrant culture, fantastic food scene and wealth of activities both indoors and outdoors - there's something here for everyone. Get ready to start your adventure today!