Yura Mudang, the new on-campus student accommodation, provides 720 beds across a 13-level tower at the heart of the city campus. It is the second project to be completed under the University’s City Campus Master Plan.
But what do students think of the new facility? Find out from some of Yura Mudang's first tenants.
“I'm from Narrabri in country NSW, and had to find my own accommodation. I was staying at the UTS housing ‘Gumal Ngurang’ until I was offered the position of Residential Networker to help students in the new housing - and absolutely love it. I live in a six-share apartment and there is a great mix of different cultures. We have a large living area and a modern kitchen. The common areas are huge and at night are full of people. There are lots of social areas and BBQs. The view from the rooftop level is amazing, and we also have a massive theatrette. There are plenty of things to keep us busy when we’re not studying.”
Student, Bachelor of Forensic Biology in Biomedical Science
“I've been living out of home for four years and have found it really hard to find accommodation. I looked everywhere from the eastern suburbs, to the city, to the north shore, and didn't have much luck. The new student housing offered reasonably priced accommodation, right in the centre of campus. I live in a large studio apartment and make the most of the large common areas. There's a great vibe.”
Student, Master of Engineering
“During first semester I lived in Penrith, but this student housing is much more convenient, and so close to Central Station which is the centre of everything in the city. It's much easier to get around. I'm able to network and meet different people with different ideas, from a mix of cultures which is a great opportunity. In my six-share apartment, I'm staying with two students from China, one from France, and one from Pakistan. We have met plenty of people at the welcome BBQ events and other activities. It's a real community.”
Student, Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
“Being from regional Victoria, I had to find accommodation. For first semester this year I was staying at Urbanest which is a lot more expensive. I didn't want to find shared housing in the city by myself, and the student housing has proven to be a lot more affordable, with plenty of facilities, and the residential life has provided a really close, tight-knit community.”