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  • 25 November 2023 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    We're delighted to welcome Trinity College, the University of Melbourne as a new Executive Member of the Student Accommodation Association!

    "At the Pathways School, Trinity College – we are heavily invested in ensuring that our students receive an excellent education and an exceptional experience in Australia. The quality of accommodation for a student has an enormous impact on their wellbeing while studying. Being an active participant in conversations that inform the shape and future of student accommodation is very important to us as an industry stakeholder." said Louis Clay, Associate Dean (Student Journey), Trinity College | University of Melbourne.

    We're looking forward to working with Louis and the Trinity College team!

  • 01 November 2023 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    SAA President Geoff Denison will be presenting during the 33rd ISANA Conference, which will be held in Sydney on 6-8 December 2024.

    His presentation, titled "Student Accommodation is Not Just a Place to Live", will cover the importance of quality student accommodation for the overall student experience in Australia.

    Delivered by ISANA International Education Association Inc., the 33rd ISANA Conference topic is Community, Connections: Advancing International Education Services. The conference's robust program covers a variety of topics delivered by acknowledged industry experts. Read more about the conference, go to

    We look forward to seeing you at the event.

  • 30 October 2023 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Study NSW. The Showcasing Quality Student Accommodation and Best Practice in NSW project aims to promore the value of NPAS accreditation within the student accommodation and education sectors in both regional and metropolitan New South Wales.

    The sponsorship will enable SAA to organise a special industry event, scheduled to take place in Newcastle, NSW, at the beginning of December.

    SAA is excited about this opportunity to make a positive impact on the student accommodation landscape in NSW. By promoting NPAS accreditation and showcasing best practices, SAA and Study NSW aim to provide students with the high-quality accommodation, contributing to a positive educational experience.

  • 20 October 2023 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    We are delighted to welcome UniAcco to the SAA community as a new non-executive member!

    UniAcco is the largest global student accommodation platform aiming to simplify the process of finding premium yet affordable accommodations for students near renowned universities worldwide. The organisation is catering to students from 145+ countries, with offices in the largest source markets - China and India. 

    "We are thrilled to partner with the SAA and its esteemed partners to shape the future of student accommodation in Australia. Our goal is to create a thriving community for students and accommodation providers across Australia and provide a supportive and enriching environment for academic journeys." said Priyam Joshi, Head of International Relations at UniAcco.

    UniAcco works with 100+ property managers, including Scape, UniLodge, Iglu, Yugo, and others, and with a strong sales and marketing engine, has crossed over 30,000 student bookings across the UK, Australia, and other regions.

    To learn more, visit their website

  • 09 October 2023 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    The Student Accommodation Association hosted an industry networking lunch in Melbourne on Friday, 6 October. Over 30 industry professionals gathered together to discuss the role student accommodation plays in delivering a quality education experience in Victoria. 

    Key Highlights:

    1️⃣ The Importance of Student Accommodation: Quality student accommodation is more than just a place to stay; it enhances the overall student experience. And the National Property Accreditation Scheme #NPAS, as the industry stamp of quality, plays an important part in enhancing Australia's reputation as a preferred study destination.

    2️⃣ NPAS Benefits to Education Providers: Embracing NPAS not only promotes quality student accommodation but compliments an institution's commitment to student support, ultimately enhancing the overall student experience.

    A big thank you to all participants for their valuable insights and collaboration. Thank you to our insightful speakers, Phil Honeywood, CEO, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) and Louis Clay, Associate Dean – Student Journey, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne. 

    ️A special thank you to our generous sponsors, StarRez, Inc. and CONSTANT for making this event possible! 

    Let's continue to raise the bar for student accommodation in Australia!

  • 28 September 2023 3:19 PM | Anonymous

    It's our pleasure to welcome The University of Adelaide College (UoAC) as our new Non-Executive Member!

    "The University of Adelaide College (UoAC) is committed to ensuring that our international students have high quality, safe and secure student accommodation. To enable the opportunity of having a home away from home is so important, so that our students can then focus and succeed with their studies. To be secure personally means that they can better succeed professionally. This results in a positive outcome for the students, for the College and for the city of Adelaide, which can then promote us as a destination of choice for future international students.

    Being a member of the Student Accommodation Association (SAA) enables us to network with other similar-thinking professionals involved in supporting international students with quality accommodation needs. The SAA share the same values as UoAC to enhance the Australian education experience, and as a professional association, we can call on them for experience, knowledge and guidance, if required." said Derek Milligan, National Campus Director.

    The University of Adelaide College provides students with a pathway to undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Adelaide — a prestigious Australian university within the renowned ‘Group of Eight’ in the country and consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

    On behalf of the National Committee, we welcome UoAC and look forward to our collaboration!

  • 07 September 2023 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    At the latest Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Student Accommodation Association (SAA) held on August 28th, the National Committee Members for the 2023/24 term were announced.

    We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Alex Elibank Murray, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global and Engagement) of the University of the Sunshine Coast, who joins the SAA national committee. With her wealth of experience and expertise in student engagement, Alex is set to make significant contributions to the committee's efforts in improving student experience.

    "I am delighted to be joining the Student Accommodation Association's National Committee. The opportunity to collaborate with dedicated and passionate individuals who share a common goal of enhancing the student experience through improved accommodation is exciting and timely. I look forward to making a contribution alongside fellow committee members to create positive and lasting changes that will positively impact students and enhance their educational experience," said Alex Elibank Murray.

    As we welcome new members, we also take a moment to bid farewell to a valued member of the SAA committee. David Riordan, who served as the National Committee Secretary, has dedicated two years of service to the association. David's commitment and dedication have been instrumental in shaping the SAA's initiatives, including the National Property Accreditation Scheme (NPAS), and fostering strong industry partnerships at both the state and international levels. The Student Accommodation Association would like to express its deepest gratitude to David for his exceptional service.

    The new committee is committed to working towards our shared mission of enhancing student accommodation experiences. Stay connected with us for updates on our upcoming initiatives.

  • 01 September 2023 2:39 PM | Anonymous

    We are thrilled to announce that the number of NPAS-accredited properties is on the rise, and we couldn't be prouder!

    Curretly, NPAS accredited properties are:

    • St Ann's College, SA
    • UniLodge Lincoln House, VIC
    • Y Suites on Waymouth, SA
    • Unilodge JCU Halls Of Residence – Burralga Yumba, QLD
    • UniLodge CU Twin Dolphin Hall, WA
    • Scape at University of Adelaide, SA
    • Scape University of Sydney, NSW
    • Scape Swanston, VIC
    • Scape Toowong, QLD
    • UniLodge Ultimo, NSW
    • UniLodge South Bank, QLD
    • UniLodge Melbourne City, VIC
    • UniLodge John Grey Hall, QLD
    • The University of Adelaide Village, SA
    • Lincoln College, SA
    • UniLodge Toowong, QLD

    Join the growing community of accredited properties. Stand out from the crowd and showcase your commitment to excellence. Apply today and let your property shine with the NPAS mark of quality!

    Visit our website to learn more about the benefits of accreditation and start the application process.

  • 30 August 2023 2:41 PM | Anonymous

    We're delighted to welcome StudyPerth, Australia to our community as a Non-Executive Member.

    “StudyPerth is committed to supporting a positive student experience for all international students and this includes ensuring that students have access to quality accommodation throughout their education journey in Western Australia. Being a member of the Student Accommodation Association allows us to network with industry professionals who share the same commitment, engage in meaningful discussions, and collaborate on initiatives that enhance the overall wellbeing and educational experience of students. In addition to this, WA is eager to attract investment in purpose-built student accommodation. As a member of the representative body for quality student accommodation providers, we have the chance to forge connections and highlight the opportunities available here in Perth.” said Derryn Belford, StudyPerth’s CEO.

    StudyPerth is the peak body for international education in Western Australia and counts as its members all of the universities and the majority of vocational and English language colleges in the State. StudyPerth’s vision is for Perth to be recognised as the international education destination of choice, which is achieved by institutions offering students a stimulating education and training experience, alongside an enviable lifestyle in a safe location and enhanced employment and migration opportunities.

    We look forward to working together on enhancing student experience!

  • 04 July 2023 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Student Accommodation Association is delighted to have begun to ramp our face to face activities for members.

    Our inaugural industry drinks in Perth last month was followed by a similar event in Adelaide last Friday evening at Yugo Adelaide City.  The event brought together associates from member organisations with operating interests in South Australia to enjoy each other's company and share experiences.

    Thank you to StudyAdelaide for sponsoring the event and to StarRez, Inc. and Constant Security Services, our wonderful corporate sponsors, for flying representatives in from interstate to mingle with the SAA community. Thanks also goes to Shane Souter, Karen Goodall, Jodie McDonald, SAA HQ and Rebecca Bendall for organising such an enjoyable evening.

    SAA is planning events to be held in Melbourne and Brisbane before the end of the year. Please contact SAA HQ if you are interested in presenting to the SAA community or wish to sponsor.