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The Ultimate In Student Accommodation

Union College is the optimum home away from home study experience. Immerse yourself in a whole new living and learning community with a variety of cultural, social and sporting events available to all residents. Benefit from professional networking opportunities, and free academic support as well! Set within beautiful, lush grounds a stone’s throw from the University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia. Forget about traffic jams and time commuting… instead benefit from quick access to the uni’s facilities – all interconnected by public transport and easy walkways. 

At Union College, we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming, supportive, safe and fun environment! The ultimate in student accommodation.

UC Grounds
Free academic support, modern facilities & study rooms

Free academic support, modern
facilities & study rooms

No hazing or hierarchy

No hazing or hierarchy

Sporting, cultural & networking opportunities

Sporting, cultural &
networking opportunities


Safe & secure grounds

college grounds

Welcoming Students From Close-by & Afar

Union College welcomes people studying at other universities aside from UQ, including QUT, Griffith and Australian Catholic University. We also welcome people from close by, regional Australia and all around the world! Spend less time commuting and more time enjoying the many benefits of college life with everything from three meals a day, to WiFi, cleaning and free study support all included in the one price.

We offer an inclusive community with loads of sporting, arts, cultural, networking and study opportunities all the for the taking! And, it’s up to YOU to decide what activities you get involved in. 

The value and opportunities surpass other types of student accommodation – so what are you waiting for!

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The Union College Difference

Union College was UQ’s first college to provide a friendly, co-ed accommodation option and where no religious affiliations are required. Our community is composed of an equal number of male and female residents, enrolled in either an undergraduate or postgraduate course as domestic or international students. From our early beginnings, we have adopted a policy for no initiation ceremonies, hierarchy, hazing, fresherisation or peer pressure. We’re all about respect. Residents are treated as adults, and in turn, are expected to act accordingly – fostering a positive relationship between all and sets our residents up for life in the ‘real world’ where men and women positively co-exist.


What our students really think

Hear What Students Really Think Of Union College

What our students really think

Hear What Students Really Think Of UC

Emma Halliday – Senior Resident Mentor

What our students really think

Voices of Union College


Union College has been a great place for me to transition to uni life. I have loved every moment of the sport and cultural events and have grown as a person. The environment at Union is so supportive and I can’t wait to come back next year! 


I chose Union College because it has a reputation for being a respectful and accepting community that provides its residents with many sporting, cultural and academic opportunities.


“We then toured Union College. Both our mouths almost dropped open when we walked into Union College. It practically looked like a resort. We then met the receptionist who introduced us to a student who showed us around. She was friendly, knowledgeable but most of all “real”. We were almost sold on the spot. The orientation was thorough. The communication friendly and efficient. The friends on her floor have been welcoming. The facilities excellent. But most importantly the culture is one of respect, that encourages student empowerment and fairness. This is NOT easy to build or maintain so from us both a huge well done and thank you.”

Peter Hutton
Father of resident

Union College provides an easy transition to independence for students moving out of the home for the first time. It’s excellent value and packed with opportunities not available to non-college students. Residents can take advantage of three meals a day, a strong support network, resident mentor program and loads of activities (all of which you are free to pursue at one’s own leisure!) – making the transition from home as stress free as possible. Compared to off-campus accommodation, college life provides the opportunity to develop strong personal bonds and professional networking opportunities through living and studying together. Residents enjoy workshops, events and breakfasts with industry professionals – gaining valuable and insightful experiences.

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