Not sure what to expect? Former residents share their recollections of the UNIShare experience.
Kieran, Bachelor of Engineering, Australia
Living at this house was an exceptional introduction to living away from home while I studied. The housemates were always friendly and accommodating to everybody’s needs, and it its nicely situated around many of the essential necessities to living in Adelaide, such as shopping centers, entertainment venues, and bus routes. The house is situated a comfortable distance away from the University campus, which means that on a nice Autumn day, the walk to Uni is quite enjoyable. The Landlord was accommodating to all the needs that arose in the house, and the house rules are quite unrestricting for all types of people. Cannot recommend a better accommodation than the UNIShare House in Mawson Lakes.
Azadeh, PhD, Iran
As an international student, I had many concerns to sort out through which finding a suitable place for living was among the most important ones, especially, that I live whole my life with my immediate family and have no idea how life would be when I live with some people whom I don’t know before. However, all these concerns were solved as soon as I found myself in UNIShare, as all people were so kind and nice to me. Living with six kind friends from different nationalities was an awesome experience full of happiness, good memories and useful lessons. Besides, I learned and still learning a lot about different countries, their foods, different tastes, attitudes to life and lots of other interesting things by living with them.
Sarah, Undergraduate Intern, Germany
I arrived in Adelaide for my internship at SA Water in January 2010. I didn’t have any clue where to stay so I read every newspaper and looked up in the internet. I wanted to find a place as soon as possible in Adelaide, but at first I was a little bit disappointed, because I visited lots of houses which sounded nice but they weren`t until I finally found Lionel’s number. I was very happy that Lionel wanted to help me immediately to find a place where I feel like at home!
Beth, Undergraduate Intern, New York State
In February 2008, I left the United States ready and excited to finally be starting my 5 months abroad in Australia! After 23 hours of navigating through airports, sampling the Qantas vegetarian menu, and finally tracing the plane’s trajectory over the Pacific, I landed in Adelaide, completely exhausted but excited to be on Australian soil at last.
Matin, PhD, Bangladesh
Before travelling to Australia as an overseas student, arrangement of accommodation appeared as a real headache for me. I followed my friend’s advice to google in the web and the accommodation I found nearest to UniSA Mawson Lakes campus was UniShare. Fortunately, I became a resident of the house and passed a nice time there before I moved out for a family accommodation. UniShare is really a nice shared house because of a number of reasons. The house is purpose built as a student shared accommodation with ample facilities for comfort; rooms and common areas are well furnished. But, the main thing I would appreciate that the landlord is so caring and responsible which is not quite common. I still love to visit UniShare to meet my friend there. Long live UniShare to serve the students.
Kristina, PhD, United Kingdom
UNIShare was ideal for my short-term rental. No messing about with furniture or bills or worrying about being lonely! The Pooraka house was very well equipped, clean, tidy and filled with lovely, friendly housemates. The house is in a quiet, neat area where people say hi to each other as they pass on the street. Good value, good atmosphere, good landlord, highly recommended.
Nerissa, DipEd, United Kingdom
Unishare was without a doubt a very convenient and safe place to live in. It truly made my study life so much easier. I’m glad I chose to move there as it allowed me quick access not only to the university but also to all the facilities that I needed to use. If you are thinking of studying in Adelaide I would highly recommend UNIShare as it provides excellent living conditions that suit students of all ages. Trust me, you won’t get disappointed.
Christoph, Undergraduate Intern, Austria
I really had an enjoyable time at the UNIShare accommodation. My housemates were great fun, and we never had any issues. Everybody respected each other greatly. The house is big, with a nice backyard where you can do BBQ and relax a little from Uni. Everything is within walking distance: Uni, stores, etc. It’s half an hour drive to the city, there are buses all night on weekends. If you’re looking for a neat accommodation close to Uni, this is the right place for you.
Jason, Master of Teaching, Taiwan
UNIShare is an outstanding accommodations provider for students! The housing is not only furnished with high standard facilities but also the management ensures that the rights of the students are taken care of. I like the non-smoking, quiet and clean environment which is suitable for studies and of course sometimes have fun with the other friendly housemates. It is quality living at a reasonable price. Ultimately it is the home away from home!
Franz, PhD, Austria
UNIShare enabled me to considerably shorten the time needed to accommodate myself to Australia by providing high standard facilities allowing to minimise the time spent for running and organising accommodation. Residing in close proximity to the university, UniShare provides excellent support for students and enabled me to fully concentrate on my PhD studies
DSTO SVS Student Testimonials
Hermine, Monash University
Relocating from Melbourne to Adelaide for the summer, as a DSTO vacation student, the accommodation UNIShare provided was ideal for my situation. Moving into a furnished house, with electricity, water, and internet bills as well as cleaning and maintenance being taken care of by Lionel the landlord, it made for a hassle-free move. Furthermore, the location, situated perfectly between my workplace and the city, also surrounded by shops and public transport, allowed be to embrace everything Adelaide had to offer. This was too due to the wonderful housemates I had at UNIShare, who were great to be around and full of helpful advice, as too was Lionel. Lionel aims to make your stay as smooth as possible, and I would highly recommend UNIShare to any other DSTO students coming to Adelaide.
Varun, University of Western Australia
I had a great time in Adelaide! UNIShare Mawson Lakes was a very comfortable place to live in. Its great for students! Living in UNIShare meant that I didn’t have to worry about stuff like furniture. I didn’t have to worry about paying individual bills for electricity, water and internet. All that annoying stuff was abstracted away in a fortnightly rent. The housemates were fantastic people and were always willing to help. The landlord was awesome and he always made sure everyone was happy. I recommend UNIShare for all interstate students doing the DSTO SVS program.
Matthew, University of Western Australia
My experience while living in Adelaide, and working at DSTO as a SVS student, was made less stressful by my accommodation arrangement with UNIShare. The house I was staying in was close to all that I needed while in Adelaide, including shops and, more importantly, public transport. My housemates were good fun to be around, the rates and expectations were easily manageable, and the landlord went out of his way to ensure that everything ran smoothly. I would strongly recommend any future SVS students, or other students who find themselves in Adelaide, to consider taking up this opportunity.