What’s it really like to live at University Square?

A Night at University Square with our Marketing Assistant, Georgie

Choosing your student accommodation can be hard and you may be wondering: What is it really like to live with The Student Housing Company? To give you a true glimpse into a day in the life of a TSHC student, we sent in our Marketing Assistant and current student, Georgie, to stay at our first Australian property, University Square, for one night with two other friends.

Check out what Georgie got up to as she documented her night staying at University Square:

5:00pm

I checked into the University Square and made myself at home in a one of the three-bedroom apartments! The best part about checking in is you receive a welcome card with lots of helpful info about the building and the area.

My bedroom for the night!
The entrance to University Square

5:30pm

As a current student at The University of Melbourne, I know how hard it can be to find a spot to study at university libraries. So, I took advantage of my stay at University Square and made sure I spent some time studying in the awesome communal study spaces.

Studying in the ground floor study areas

Continue Reading

The University Square Launch Party: Top 10 Highlights

Last week The Student Housing Company brought together its students, staff and partners to celebrate the official opening of University Square and the launch of TSHC in Australia! Taking place at our brand new student accommodation building in Carlton, Melbourne, the evening was filled with tasty treats, live entertainment and surprises.

If you missed out on the night or couldn’t make it to celebrate with us don’t worry, because we’ve made a top 10 list of the highlights from the night to fill you in on all the details.

1. CAPI Drinks Bar

Our friends at CAPI Australia came along to help us serve up four very tasty mocktails. The mocktails menu was custom made for the University Square Launch Event and they were inspired by some of the countries our students come from around the world.

Our community ambassadors, Lushani and Toby, were busy at the bar all night

The mocktails were an absolute hit, and even though they were non-alcoholic, our partners enjoyed them just as much as the students!

Trust us, the drinks tasted as good as they looked!

Continue Reading

Arrange a Display Suite Viewing Today – Carlton, Melbourne

With our first property opening in July 2018, our display suite gives you the first look into why students love to call us home. If you want to learn more about The Student Housing Company and our properties in Australia, visit us at University Square and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Why visit our display suite?

  • Meet the team
  • Walk through a Premium Studio
  • Take a tour through University Square with our staff
  • Explore each room with Virtual Reality

 

Book your viewing now. 

 

How many languages can you read ‘Hello’ in? Enter through the bold doors.

Continue Reading

10 Things Within 10 Minutes’ Walk from University Square and Infinity Place

When it comes to location, University Square and Infinity Place really have it all. Our first two Melbourne properties are within walking distance from two of Australia’s leading universities and are surrounded by restaurants, shops, markets, leafy parks and popular student hang out spots.

To help you get a better idea of the area, we’ve listed 10 notable destinations that are less than a 10-minute walk from both University Square and Infinity Place.

1. Melbourne Business School and Melbourne Law School

30 second walk
Distance: 20 metres

Melbourne Business School and Melbourne Law School students couldn’t have it easier as both Melbourne University faculties are just across the road from University Square and Infinity Place. Just roll out of bed and cross the road; you’ll never be late to class again!

law building school melbourne university
The Law Building, Melbourne University

Continue Reading

#CheapEats under $10: Melbourne University Edition

If we know two things to be true, it’s that students love a good deal and Melbourne has an epic food scene. So, we thought it was about time we created a new blog series dedicated to finding the best cheap eats around Melbourne.

With our Display Suite at University Square recently opening next door to the University of Melbourne, we decided there was no better area to focus on for our first blog edition of #CheapEats. Melbourne University students are spoilt for choice being in the heart of Carlton, which itself is known for having a strong food culture. Although Italian food used to be Carlton’s claim to fame, there’s now a whole lot more to the suburb’s food scene than just pizza and pasta. Check out our favourite eateries listed below for some seriously good food at student-friendly prices.

cheap eats university square infinity place melbourne university
Our favourite cheap eats around Melbourne University

1. Momo Sushi – handrolls, onigiri and more

163 Pelham Street, Carlton
660 Swanston Street, Carlton

At the top of our list, with not one but two locations around Melbourne University, is Momo Sushi. Sushi might be an obvious budget option, but we just couldn’t leave this joint out of our list. What makes this place special is their tasty hand rolls, which come in some unique flavours including Thai chicken, roasted tea prawn and citrus tofu – trust us, they are all delicious! And of course, the hand rolls come at a bargain price between $2 – $3. However, take note that they only take cash.

Our recommendation:  the roasted tea prawn hand roll. It may sound unusual, but you won’t regret it.

2. Woodside Green – homemade Italian comfort food

87 Cardigan Street, Carlton

If it’s week 12 of semester and you’re in need of some serious comfort food and coffee, head straight to Woodside Green. This corner café on Queensberry Street serves up warm, homemade food all day long – including toasted wraps, burgers, focaccias, pies, lasagne and a veggie slice. If you’re really in the mood to treat yourself, they have potato cakes and dim sims too. All lunch options will set you back less than $10, so there’s really no reason to not check this one out.

Our recommendation: the falafel wrap – loved by vegetarians and meat-eaters too.

woodside green melbourne
Woodside Green, Carlton

3. Ilbon Kimbab – Korean-style sushi

226 Pelham Street, Melbourne

You could easily miss this hole-in-the-wall restaurant but we’re pretty happy we found this hidden gem. Located just around the corner from The Spot and right across from our University Square and Infinity Place buildings, this joint specialises in Korean cuisine. Here you’ll find Korean-style sushi rolls for less than $3 and bibimbap rice bowls for less than $8. This place is also cash-only, but if you pop in after 6pm all sushi is half price, so you’ll only need a couple coins.

Our recommendation: any sushi roll with kimchi – truly a match made in heaven.

Continue Reading