“We have an opportunity to be a global leader, with a national student accommodation strategy… and the national property accreditation scheme is a key step.” Alex Elibank Murray
With a full room of sector experts and passionate providers, there were plenty of takeaways at the Student Accommodation Association (SAA) industry lunch in Brisbane on December 1.
- Australia is not alone in its concerns for students accessing suitable accommodation whilst studying, but we have an opportunity to lead with a national strategy.
- Importance of dedicated onsite after-hours support for students in housing as a preventative for incidents and supporting a positive living experience.
- Talking to those outside the sector about the international education and student accommodation sectors to challenge myths and rumours about international students.
- You will always be judged on your internet speed!
Thanks for the excellent presentations from Alex Elibank Murray from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Michael Bell from Constant Security Services, a future thinking panel with Matt Row (UniLodge ), Kylie Cooper (Study Queensland) and Daisey Stampfer (Superloop) and Rebecca Bendall for facilitating the panel.
We would like to thank StarRez, Inc., Constant Security Services and Study NSW, without your ongoing support events like this wouldn't be possible.