New friends. Exciting experiences. Memorable moments. University should have them all. And living in student accommodation is one of the best ways to get the most out of your university experience.

A living and learning community

Student accommodation is more than a place to eat and sleep. We deliver a residential experience for all students that is inclusive, enlightening and supportive. Our Residential Life Program is a tailored event program that provides students with unique opportunities for social connections, leadership and life skills. Not only you’ll meet friends who support your passions, you will discover who you want to become in today’s global environment, whilst making a difference to your local community.

Become a residential advisor (RA) 

Our residential advisors (RAs) represent our diverse community of residents in student accommodations. RAs are chosen for their leadership skills, community participation and demonstrated commitment to improving student life.

We recruit RAs in October for the following year, although occasionally we recruit them at other times throughout the year. To be an eligible candidate, students must be residing at an ACU property for a minimum of one semester. Regional, international and exchange students are encouraged to apply.

If you are passionate about community building and student life, contact us now.

Grow your career opportunities

Through the Residential Life Program, residents will experience academic success and personal development, integrating academic and co-curricular experiences into their campus life. The framework is focussed on five key attribute areas – academic, social, cultural & community, health & wellbeing, and spiritual. The ACU Graduate Attributes are attained by residential students who engage with the Residential Life Program. These attributes provide residents with skills and knowledge that they can utilise both during their studies, and in their post-University journey.

A place where everyone is welcome

Our Residential Life Program engages students from a range of backgrounds, with equally diverse aspirations and support needs. So no matter your experience or interests, you won’t be left out.

Getting involved is the best way to make friends and have a great time. We offer a comprehensive program of events to enhance your experience, including Pilates, self-defence classes, pizza parties, academic skills sessions, day trips, movie nights, cultural evenings, sporting and career training workshops and many more.

Of course we’d love you to participate as much as you can, but there is no pressure or obligation. You can get involved in as much, or as little, as you’d like.

2022 ACU residential student satisfaction survey

felt they had been supported by Residential Advisors and staff. 

found living in student accommodation helped with independent living. 

felt safe and comfortable in their new home. 

"MCR has been a great home away from home for my first semester at university. The community at MCR is like a family, and I have met wonderful people and made great friends here. It has been wonderful having an awesome support network around me as I find my way through my first semester.”

Cinderella Nyathi
Bachelor of Nursing
ACU Sydney Accommodation

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