John Bruzzanti - University of Melbourne - Expansion of student accommodation - the issues for effective management


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John Bruzzanti delivered the presentation at 2014 Student Housing Forum.

The 5th annual Student Housing Forum brought together university planners and managers with designers and student accommodation experts to look at the ways in which universities can provide distinctive, affordable, secure, supportive and inclusive campus living. It examined the features that distinguish best practice, considers the challenges for supply and affordability and beyond that explores the ways in which student accommodation goes beyond a residence to an environment that offers the best campus experience.

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John Bruzzanti - University of Melbourne - Expansion of student accommodation - the issues for effective management

  1. 1. Expansion of Student Accommodation Issues for effective management John Bruzzaniti Director, Chancellery Projects
  2. 2. 2 Melbourne Student Accommodation Program Agenda: • What is currently available at the University • Melbourne Student Accommodation Program • Drivers of the Program • Transformational Change • Student Housing Models • Challenges for Quality and Standards
  3. 3. What accommodation is available? Other University related 77 students housed Total: 2617 Beds 57 Medley Hall 265 International House 2218 10 other colleges 70 IQ Apartments, Berkeley Street 7 SHAP houses with 29 beds Residential Colleges 2540 students housed
  4. 4. 4 Melbourne Student Accommodation Program A defined and coherent strategy for the provision of student accommodation at the University Involves: • An increase in capacity • Alignment with University educational, equity and engagement objectives • Provision for growing numbers of graduate/ research students
  5. 5. 5 Melbourne Student Accommodation Program Student Experience Location (on/off Campus) Affordability Student Mix Residential Life Program
  6. 6. 6 Drivers • Changing profile of University of Melbourne students – more graduate and research students • Increase in demand for secure, affordable accommodation close to the University that suits the changing student profile • Overall shortage of beds • Alignment to the Student Experience
  7. 7. 7 Melbourne Living and Learning Experience • Transforming the campus from the “institutional” to a vibrant learning community • Enhancing the student experience for resident and non-resident students
  8. 8. 8 Student Housing Models • Projects to be self-financing • Cater for diversity of needs • Working collaboratively with Colleges • Variety of procurement models to match individual projects
  9. 9. 9 Challenges for Quality and Standards To ensure quality UoM needs to: • Determine UoM requirements • Ensure alignment with operator models • Capitalise on operator expertise • Meet changing student needs • Effectively manage diverging expectations
  10. 10. 10 Next Steps • Further infrastructure developments • Consideration of facility operation and integration with relevant UoM functions • Development of College partnerships to increase capacity • Creation of the Melbourne Living and Learning Experience