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July 2005 Issue
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The Village lives to succeed

 Student Services

Labelled a "home away from home", and adopting a "Live to Succeed" theme, the University of Adelaide Village opens its doors this month to Australian and international students.

Managed by the University of Adelaide, The Village will provide accommodation for over 400 students in modern, fully furnished townhouses.

Located at 210 Grote Street, The Village is the first of its kind in Adelaide, providing modern facilities in a supportive community environment conducive to academic success.

The townhouses are situated only a short walk from Chinatown and the Central Market, and are fully furnished with a kitchen, lounge and dining area plus all utilities. They also include:

  • 24-hour onsite management;
  • direct Internet connection from rooms to the University's data network via high speed broadband;
  • telephones in each room;
  • tutorial room, student lounge and study centre;

"The Village is a unique student accommodation option for Adelaide that combines independent living with significant support for residents, by way of academic tutoring, mentoring programs and organised social activities," says Mr Geoffrey Denison, the University's Accommodation Manager.

"There are many accommodation options available to students in the private market, but The Village will provide true student service and assist students to adapt to life away from home," he says.

And Sukhmani Khorana, a final-year Bachelor of Media studies student, said the sheer value of The Village is not only reflected in the idea, but is clearly illustrated by its structure, landscaping, management and security arrangements.

"The Village will be ideal for international students who arrive in Adelaide without any contacts. The mixed community atmosphere will offer the interaction required and will ease the pain for many students," said the Indian-born Sukhmani.

The personal security of The Village residents is one of the University's highest priorities and access is only possible with residents' cards. In addition, closed-circuit TV cameras and an after-hours security guard assist in maintaining a high standard of security.

Students also have access to an after-hours shuttle service from the University to The Village.

Accommodation in the first stage will consist of 154 places in four and five bedroom townhouses. The final stage will be completed in January 2006, with more townhouses and a six-storey apartment building.

Story by Howard Salkow

Applications for The Village can be made online at the University's Accommodation website, or enquiries made by emailing the University's Accommodation Service or phoning (08) 8303 5220.

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