INFORMA AUSTRALIA’S
5TH ANNUAL STUDENT HOUSING FORUM
Wednesday, 11th June 2014
Gregory C Eddy
Master and Chief Executive
K...
 King’s College at UQ
 Setting/Context - Colleges, Halls & Housing
 Why is the first month so important?
 What are we ...
 Originally Residential College & Theological College
 Methodist Tradition
 One of only four men’s Colleges in Australi...
 To be deliberately controversial -
 Colleges, Halls and Housing are providing the University
Experience – there is a se...
 Colleges are focused on much more than just the
physical residential environment.
Our goal is to work alongside resident...
 A diverse spiritual and multicultural community providing
opportunities for cultural exchange and sharing;
 A diverse a...
 Increased demand but lack of places;
 Need to offer increasingly diverse range of
accommodation and services;
 Increas...
To:
 improve the academic achievement of all students
 achieve an integrated community of students from
diverse backgrou...
 Safe supportive living environment
 Diversity of residential programs to foster academic,
social, personal and cultural...
 Provides global marketing opportunity to attract
overseas students
 Enhances the university's prospective student and
r...
 The scene is set
 Expectations
 Problems are identified
 Support networks
 Pastoral care
 How to engage with the Un...
 Context – 300 undergraduate men aged between 17-24
 “Flourishing at University” Series –
A four week programme for Fres...
 OP1 -------- GPA 2.2
 OP 11 ------- GPA 6.2
 OP8 ------- Hons I
 Changing degrees – 50% are unsure
 Don’t be afraid ...
 Introduced in Week 3
 Tutorials commence
 Director of Learning & Leadership oversees 60 tutorials
each week
 Small gr...
 Centre for Leadership
 Leadership Programme – King's Certificate in Leadership
 The Robinson Group
 The Road Map Proj...
 On leaving school students (not all) are ill prepared
for University – schools are obsessed with OP and
ATAR scores
 Un...
 How will we respond to changes? MOOCS
 Economics 100 – online – students may look at it
individually but the College wi...
 Increasing tutorials – more later year tutorials
 Prepare for constant change
 Focus on the “feeling/sense of belongin...
What are we preparing for??
 The day when Colleges, Halls and Student housing
providers are doing more of the work of Uni...
 The Higher Education section of The Australian on 9 April 2014 noted that:
 “Just half of all students had a sense of b...
 ?????
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Greg Eddy 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.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/studenthousing14

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Greg Eddy - King's College, The University of Queensland - Forget the First Year Experience - Let's talk about the First Month

  1. 1. INFORMA AUSTRALIA’S 5TH ANNUAL STUDENT HOUSING FORUM Wednesday, 11th June 2014 Gregory C Eddy Master and Chief Executive King’s College within The University of Queensland
  2. 2.  King’s College at UQ  Setting/Context - Colleges, Halls & Housing  Why is the first month so important?  What are we doing at King’s and why??
  3. 3.  Originally Residential College & Theological College  Methodist Tradition  One of only four men’s Colleges in Australia  Religious Leadership from 1912 - 2005  300 residents – mostly undergraduate – not academically selective!  Master Plan – numbers will increase to 325 in 2016  Mission : To provide a home where men of promise will excel under the most inspiring and enriching conditions - Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017
  4. 4.  To be deliberately controversial -  Colleges, Halls and Housing are providing the University Experience – there is a sense of belonging that does not exist on many university campuses.  It is my contention that the first month is critical to the University experience and it is Colleges, Halls & Housing environments on or near University campuses which set the tone for a student’s experience.
  5. 5.  Colleges are focused on much more than just the physical residential environment. Our goal is to work alongside residents in partnership to deliver a range of alternatives that meet the individual needs and value add to residents’ intellectual, social, cultural, educational, spiritual, sporting and social lives.  A University Experience - COMMUNITY
  6. 6.  A diverse spiritual and multicultural community providing opportunities for cultural exchange and sharing;  A diverse academic community to enhance the success rates of residents while at University;  The opportunity to learn tolerance through sharing resources and living spaces;  Working towards a common goal: to complete a chosen course of study.
  7. 7.  Increased demand but lack of places;  Need to offer increasingly diverse range of accommodation and services;  Increase in compliance issues;  For non university owned colleges-no external financial support other than fees;  Significant maintenance issues associated with the cost of maintaining aging stock;  Lack of accessible affordable housing close to some campuses;  Increasing Course fees. Colleges/Housing may be a casualty…….  Not if we continue to meet a demonstrable need.
  8. 8. To:  improve the academic achievement of all students  achieve an integrated community of students from diverse backgrounds  achieve and maintain full occupancy  maintain the integrity of the College’s Mission Statement  maintain a financially viable operation  monitor, review and respond to trends in the wider community that may affect College life and viability
  9. 9.  Safe supportive living environment  Diversity of residential programs to foster academic, social, personal and cultural development  Leadership opportunities, independence, responsibility and community service  Life-long learning skills and an appreciation of the pursuit of academic excellence  Acceptance of diversity and appreciation of other cultures and traditions.
  10. 10.  Provides global marketing opportunity to attract overseas students  Enhances the university's prospective student and retention strategies  Gives a fuller campus life experience, highlighting all a University can offer  Can lead to better performance in the courses being taken  Link academic life to career planning and the wider community  Can strengthen the alumni and employment opportunities as residential students tend to be close knit
  11. 11.  The scene is set  Expectations  Problems are identified  Support networks  Pastoral care  How to engage with the University bureaucracy – Academic Consultant
  12. 12.  Context – 300 undergraduate men aged between 17-24  “Flourishing at University” Series – A four week programme for Freshers: - Harassment and Discrimination - Wellness Programme – how to stay healthy - Introduction to the tutorial programme - The pitfalls of University Life  The message - Balance, Balance, Balance
  13. 13.  OP1 -------- GPA 2.2  OP 11 ------- GPA 6.2  OP8 ------- Hons I  Changing degrees – 50% are unsure  Don’t be afraid to talk it through
  14. 14.  Introduced in Week 3  Tutorials commence  Director of Learning & Leadership oversees 60 tutorials each week  Small groups (4) with a Tutor and one on one  Tutors are graduates  Financial Investment
  15. 15.  Centre for Leadership  Leadership Programme – King's Certificate in Leadership  The Robinson Group  The Road Map Project
  16. 16.  On leaving school students (not all) are ill prepared for University – schools are obsessed with OP and ATAR scores  Universities are not helping students once they are at University  Time Management Skills  A need for Pastoral and Academic care  Preparation for post College/University life
  17. 17.  How will we respond to changes? MOOCS  Economics 100 – online – students may look at it individually but the College will hold a tutorial in the Centre at 10.00am on a Tuesday for all those enrolled in the course – the tutor present will stop and teach additionally to what the lecturer has uploaded online.
  18. 18.  Increasing tutorials – more later year tutorials  Prepare for constant change  Focus on the “feeling/sense of belonging”  Most important of all – recognise our strengths in the University environment Colleges Halls Housing providers
  19. 19. What are we preparing for??  The day when Colleges, Halls and Student housing providers are doing more of the work of Universities – i.e. teaching.  King’s Learning Centre – expansion in 2015  Accommodate MOOCS and…….
  20. 20.  The Higher Education section of The Australian on 9 April 2014 noted that:  “Just half of all students had a sense of belonging with their university last year and less than half interacted with fellow students outside study time, a national report on the student experience reveals.”  My observation: “I can only assume that these disaffected students did not have the opportunity to enjoy a collegiate/residential experience at their University. It is widely acknowledged that students who live on campus while at University do feel that they belong and engage quickly with their University environment – they most certainly enjoy a University experience. Unfortunately not all students are able to afford the fees required to live on campus. King’s has recognised that this will never improve. While the College will continue to grow, we have also taken account of the need to offer opportunities to those who cannot afford to be at King’s. To that end, the goal of the Foundation is to raise $5m by 2023 and establish an endowment fund to award scholarships and bursaries to those in need. Unfortunately, the College cannot rely on the support of Government or anyone else for that matter. The community of the College – Old Collegians, friends and families are being asked to support this initiative. On behalf of the College, I express my sincere gratitude to those who have already committed to this task.”
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