So you are studying at ILSC Brisbane, right in the heart of the city. Great choice! There is really only one thing that can make your study experience even more unforgettable. Living at Student One!
Don’t just study in the city. Live in the city and enjoy every moment of it. No long commutes in overcrowded buses or trains. No suburban life that comes to a halt when the sun goes down. You are in Brisbane. Discover it. Enjoy it. Here are a few reasons why Student One is the best place to life when studying at ILSC Brisbane.
The Student One residences are located right in the heart of Brisbane’s City Centre, only a short 240m or 3 minute walk away from FedUni Brisbane to either residence - Student One Wharf Street or Student One Adelaide Street. Did we mention the great choice of shopping and dining outlets inside and around both residences? From a supermarket to coffee shops and a range of food outlets, we've got you covered.
Student One offers free unlimited WiFi internet in both of our residences allowing you to study, download material or chat to family and friends back home no matter where you are in either residence. You can have up to 3 devices online at any given time and will never have to worry about any additional cost for internet. Ever.
Our buildings and all living areas can only be accessed with your secure swipe card and we have discreet CCTV surveillance throughout the buildings in addition to our reception being staffed 24 hours a day. Every day.
How does bean bag cinema, outdoors bbq area, games room, gym and swimming pool sound? Not to forget the study areas, dedicated music rooms, free bikes and play stations to use and the roof top lounge looking over Brisbane! Oh, and what about the bragging rights to be living at the world's tallest student accommodation? Living at Student One means you get it all.
Student One is so much more than a place of residence for students. Thanks to all the little extra details – from a busy social calendar and support staff available 24/7 to Charlie the dog and washing machines that email you when your laundry is done – Student One is a home away from home, where many make friends for life.
As a local Aussie living here I love it! So many different room types, great common areas, the location is perfect and even walking distance to the valley which is perfect for us Aussie teens!! But besides the location the staff are great everything is clean and I now have friends all over the globe due to student one being the home to all different cultures!
That's an excellent apartment. Everyone are cheerful, the reception staff give me lots of help! The apartment has a lot of activities that you can join. For me, I just take 15-20 mins to UQ by bus. It's convience to myer center and david jones which is close to us. If you like to going to supermarket that coles and woolies near us too.
Lillian Yiran Li, China
Even before I arrived in Brisbane I had all the support from the staff. They were always willing to help me providing info and tips when necessary. After my arrival I was welcomed by a kind and helpful staff, which has being doing nothing more than working so that everything works out for me. I am going to live here as long as I am a student.
Student One is a great place to live! It's a brand new building which is located in the centre of Brisbane. Many places in the city are within walking distance. You'll meet cool people from all over the world. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. I really enjoyed my time at Student One!
“My daughter was one of the first students to take up residence in Student One on Adelaide Street and resided there for 2 1/2 years. The convenient, central position was a big factor in choosing Student One with buses stopping both ways just outside the door erasing the safety issues of night classes. Everything she needed was within walking distance including the Queen Street Mall being 5 minutes walk away. From there you can access buses and trains to anywhere in Brisbane. The facilities were well maintained and maintenance issues dealt with promptly. Staff were always very helpful and friendly. Security was also a big factor and having a staff member at reception 24hrs a day was always reassuring. My daughter enjoyed her stay. As A parent I would highly recommend Student One to other students. It just makes living and studying in Brisbane easy.
Jo, Queensland - Australia
Student One is a wonderful learning environment for both domestic and international students. I love the activities Student One plans for us each week, it’s a great way to make new friends. The location is perfect, if you're a city lover, and it has great access to transport and further activities.
Great place to meet people from different countries. I love the location because I just walk everywhere as it's literally 5 minutes from Queen street mall. The rooms are really clean and the staff are helpful if anything is wrong. Moving to a new city, i have loved living here so far because I am always with friends.
Student One was the right decision. As a parent, I never worried about my daughter's safety, given its excellent location, around the clock front desk, and the services available right on the premises. The proximity to uni (QUT), groceries, restaurants, etc. was ideal and made our daughter's daily life that much easier. Any questions we had prior to leasing from Student One were promptly answered and the staff was extremely responsive to questions we had during and after our daughter's return home. JW
Ms Weise, United States of America
I loved Student One. It's a great place, very clean, organised and the staff very helpful. It has a games room and a very good gym I used every day. In short, it looks like a five star hotel.
Situated in the heart of Brisbane city, Student One is an incredible place to live with easy access to universities, a great social and academic balance and a huge range of cultures so you can meet people from all over the world.
I got here without knowing much about anything here. Student One has not only provided me with an accommodation, but has also provided me comfort, security and many others.
All in all, Student One is one that's not to be missed!
*Ring ring* coming through. Brisbane’s inner-city bike lanes are plentiful and with the river so close, the sights are too. Getting out on foot is great but with free wheels nearby, the city’s yours to see at speed. Book out a free bicycle at reception or jump on a City Cycle to discover these short rides around the city and surrounding suburbs.
Brisbane has a heap of sporting facilities around the city and nearby suburbs that you can use for free or a small fee. These are some of the top spots for you to check out.
Whether you’re looking to beat the heat, avoid a sunburn or spend some time inside, here are our favourite things to do to cool off this summer!
New Year’s resolutions are fine. Good stuff you can actually finish is better. Even if you’re not the #NewYearNewMe type, it’s a good time to write down (important) those things you’ve been putting off.
There’s nothing like an icy treat to cool you down during Brisbane’s unrelenting summer. From gourmet ice-cream and gelato, to sweet sorbets, and some soft-serve frozen yoghurt – we’ve done the hard work of putting together the best ice-cream that Brisbane has to offer.
It’s tempting to just put your feet up and let the uni break pass you by, but there’s so much to see and do, and, let’s face it, it’s your chance to create #insta moments to reflect on when you’re mid-semester and need inspo to get you through the term.
At the start of every year, thousands of first-year university students from across Queensland begin their new life in Brisbane. It can feel exciting, overwhelming, and downright confusing – often all at the same time.
So if you’re still staying within the limits of the Sunshine State, how different can it really be?
Res Life at Student One is officially back in action (following COVID-19 safe procedures of course) and it is so great to see our community back together again. Our community and Res Life is a huge part (and benefit) of the inner city living at Student One. It is a great way to adjust to your new home, make new friends, have some fun, get help with your studies and gain any assistance and support you need.
With an average of 283 days of sunshine every single year, those of us lucky enough to live in Brisbane can’t really complain when the cooler weather comes knocking. Brisbane winter is known for its mild temperatures and brilliant sunshine, making it pleasant during the day and jumper weather at night.
We may be a little biased but we think Brisbane is a pretty great place to live. Yes, the world has changed since COVID-19, and while studying online has its benefits, it can leave you feeling a little isolated and even a bit unmotivated. So we say ”Make the move to Brisbane and take control of your life.” You’ll be able to reconnect with your friends, meet new people and really feel like a student again.
We are adjusting our res life activities to remain in line with the current COVID-19 restrictions (stay tuned!), but in the meantime our residents have been staying connected and sharing the good feelings across Instagram with our #FeelGoodFriday competition.
Australia is at the front of the pack when it comes to curbing COVID-19 and we are so proud of how our residents and staff have played their parts in stopping the spread. We can now start the road to recovery and restrictions in Queensland have been eased.
Our res life activities may look a little different, but we are still finding ways to utilise our strong Student One community, even if it is from 1.5m apart. We recently ran a #ChooseYourChallenge competition across Instagram, TikTok and our Facebook page for residents only.
We’ve always said Student One gives you everything you need without ever leaving, and with the current social distancing in place it is time to make the most of it.
Throwing snags and pancakes on the barbecue with the Red Frogs, winning prizes at the Student One Market Day, getting your zen on with sunset yoga or cuddling up with some of Australia’s cutest and scariest animals. Whatever your activity of choice, Student One’s fully packed res life calendar had its residents covered as they returned to university for O-Week this semester.
In honour of National Pizza Day we took it upon ourselves and our taste buds to rate all of your Brisbane pizza options. From cheap and cheerful to something a little more fancy, here are our findings.
Want to get your blood pumping, while taking in the best views in and around Brisbane? Then this is the list for you. Whether you’re just starting out as a novice hiker or know your way around a mountain, there is something for you.
We’ve compiled an absolutely epic list of 15 ways you can make environmentally responsible changes to your lifestyle. Whether you choose to implement all, some or even just one of these tips, you’ll be on the way to doing your part.
Guess what? You can finally design your room how you like it without the restrictions of your parents. Boom. It is time to make yourself a space that feels truly yours. While the student budget may not always be kind, you’ll actually find you can easily decorate your room with minimal expenditure, and we’re going to show you how. Read on and watch the video below to learn how to style your Student One room for less than $50.
While some may think Australia doesn’t have its own cuisine, we strongly reject that statement. The Great Southern Land has plenty to offer when it comes to iconic Australian foods. And while you’re here it would be rude not to try them all, right? So here are 17 foods that you have to try while you’re living and studying Down Under.
Becoming a university student can bring a whole heap of freedom … and responsibility along with it. All of a sudden you may need to fend for yourself when it comes to mealtime. No need to stress though, we’ve done the research (and the testing) and gathered the easy food hacks to take your student feeds to the next level.
Brisbane puts on a show when it comes to both dusk and dawn. Whether you’re coming off an all-nighter study sesh or gearing up for one, these are the 11 spots that are the best when it comes to both sunrise and sunset. Set your alarms, grab some snacks, and head off in plenty of time so you can take in the whole sun performance.
The popularity of podcasts is booming and with the semester looming we’ve rounded up a stack of podcasts that have come highly recommended, piqued our curiosity or are just straight up awesome. Whether you’re after motivation and inspiration, goal setting, wanting to learn something, or are just after some guilty pleasures to get you through your study break, there’s bound to be a podcast here to get you bingeing.
Brisbane is an easy city to navigate and get around. With multiple transport options the possibilities are seemingly endless. Not sure what is on offer or, which mode to take? We’ve got you covered.
While Brisbane is bustling with things to do, it’s nice to venture further afield to find those hidden gems located just outside the city. All within two hours’ drive of Brisbane, these cracking day trips are right on Brisbane’s doorstep.
We call Brisbane home whether we were born here, relocated here or are just passing through. Brisbane is a melting pot of personalities and culture yet we can all agree on a few key Brisbane truths. How many of these Brisbane facts do you know?
The Brisbane Vertical Night Sprint may be over but our memories will last forever. Check out the happy snaps of our strong starters and even stronger finishers as they took on the 707 step climb up one of the world’s tallest purpose-built student accommodation buildings.
Whether you’re craving sweet or savoury Eat Street has it all and we’ve done the hard work, and the taste testing to narrow it down for you. These options are certainly more exciting than heading back to yours to reheat that packet of instant noodles.
Looking to make the most of your Brisbane experience? You’ve come to the right place. Brisbane has a lot to offer and we’ve compiled a list of must-do Brisbane activities you’re going to want to get started on right away.
The inaugural Brisbane Vertical Night Sprint (BVNS) will see 500 people getting sweaty for a great cause on 6 June 2019, including two of the world’s 10 best stair climbers.
Brisbane is one very pretty city, bursting with places just waiting to be photographed. Not sure where to start? We’ve scouted Brisbane and come up with the 13 most instagram-worthy spots you need to check out and get snappin'.
Bubble tea and matcha stores are expanding across Brisbane as they bring popular flavours from Asia to Australia. As the ultimate after-class drink and with so many fresh flavours, you’ll find yourself on an adventure around the city to sample them all. We’ve found the top spots in Brissy to get your matcha and bubble tea fix.
Gone are the days when chicken nuggets and kebabs were the only options if you were craving dinner after dark. With Brisbane’s blossoming food scene and Student One’s city location, your options are plentiful. From fast food to fresh food and even vegetarian options, these are your best choices for a late night feed.
Brisbane City and surrounding bars have so much more to offer than a beer and some bar snacks. From karaoke to board games, arcade games or even pool – there’s more fun things to do in these bars than you can poke a pool cue at.
If you’ve been outside in the past six months, chances are you’ve seen or heard of the fluoro green and orange electric scooters flying around the city. If you’re trying out these scooters for the first time, or want to brush up on your skills, here are all of our tips for getting around Brisbane and staying safe.
Looking for something to do but don’t have a cent to spare? Free music, free comedy, free movies and even more free stuff - it’s all happening on the regular. So here’s a list of the most entertaining freebies you’ll find around Brissie.
Before you know it it will be O-Week and shortly after, study will be back in full swing. But there’s still time to make the most of the uni break. Here’s our list of the things you need to do before you start studying this year.
Christmas in Australia is typically a little different from what you might be used to. Santa arrives on a boogie board, at the beach, wearing thongs, gifting us with prawns and pavlova.
Got a reason to celebrate? Or just want to escape the books and have some fun? There’s a maze of arcades, game spots and escape rooms dotted around Brisbane to check out. So we’ve pulled together a list of the best fun hubs right on your doorstep.
Learning a new language can be hard, especially in Australia, where the locals prefer to abbreviate everything. From togs to swag, we’ve translated the most mysterious Aussie lingo to have you speaking like a local in no time.
The brand new Student One Elizabeth Street residence is perched in the centre of the Brisbane city action. Here’s a glimpse at just some of the best foodie stops and flavours within 100 metres of the Student One Elizabeth Street front door.
Sunny weekends in Brisbane set the scene for a buzzing local market culture. You don’t even need any money to go! Just rock up and soak up the vibes - and if you can scrape together $10 or so, top it off with a bite, a drink or a local buy. Here's a guide to Brissie's best markets.
When the weather is warm, the sun is shining and you have some free time away from the books to get outside, a picnic is the perfect way to chill out with friends. Check out these 9 gorgeous spots to unpack a picnic.
UQ Malaysian Students' Association (UQMSA) is preparing to celebrate 15 years of service in Brisbane. As its Diamond Sponsor for 2018, Student One helps the organisation support over 550 members.
When your funds are running low but you’re feeling inspired to get out and explore, don’t make the mistake of thinking you need to spend big to have a great time. Brisbane is full of fun things to do that won’t cost you more than an easy 10 dollar note.
Need coffee on tap to study? A quick bite on the go? Right on your doorstep at Student One Wharf and Adelaide Street you can find everything you could possibly want. Here’s a glimpse at all the flavours on offer in the foodie department.
Want a fun weekend on the cheap? Here’s what to do (and what not to do!).
Brisbane residents love the city’s weather, but they don’t like the traffic. They think the parks are great, but the parking isn’t. Here’s a breakdown of Brisbane Liveability Survey results, and how it affects you as a student living in Brisbane.
Whether you’re committed to Dry July or you just want to have a quiet one, everyone needs some #sober weekends and nights out. Here’s what you can do when you don’t want to drink.
Brisbane’s winter may come by surprise but with it is an opportunity to chow down all the hot dishes you wouldn’t dare touch in summer. Soups, spices, and the odd hot chocolate – these are the top spots for your winter meals and meet ups.
The Student One resident assistants are in charge of organising and running our resident events and activities, and can help you find your way around the residences and your new city.
Whether you dabble in meat-free Mondays, commit to no-meat May, or consider yourself a full-time vego, this list is your guide to Brisbane’s best meatless meals.
Who knew there were so many places to get great burgers in Brisbane City? From pulled pork burgers with smoked pineapple to the classic cheeseburger – these are all the places to get your burger fill in the CBD.
What’s better than a great bar? A great bar with cheap food. From American-style sports bars to underground bunker bars, these inner-city watering holes have the best combos of atmosphere and affordable eats.
Queenslanders just love getting outside and with plenty of activities nearby, you should too. Here are a few of the best things to do outdoors near Brisbane City.
There’s much more to do than what meets the eye in Brisbane City. Go off the beaten track to discover these 9 things you probably didn’t know you could do in Brisbane’s CBDs.
Brisbane is home to the longest river in southeast Queensland, making for epic views and outdoor activities aplenty. Its popularity with locals and visitors alike make it a hub for socialising and Brisbane’s bars, pubs and parks set up shop accordingly. Here’s all the things you should do on the Brown Snake.
Keeping fit is good for both your body and your mind, plus it’s the perfect way to get some endorphins flowing during your study breaks. Whether you’re an amateur dancer or a dedicated gym junky, there’s workout opportunities for you in Brisbane City and its neighbouring suburbs. Here’s a few additions you can add to your schedule to up the ante on your fitness regime.
Food, coffee, bars, places to chill – it’s all important and integral to making sure you feel at home in your digs. Tick off these 10 things so you can call yourself a local, stat.
You doughnut know how good Brisbane City’s doughnut scene is. Whether you like the gluten- and guilt-free type, caramel-filled or covered in icing – the city has you covered.
You don’t have to venture far from the CBD to find some of the best of city's best brunches. Here’s the heartiest post-exam breakfasts we can recommend.
You don’t have to head out to the ‘burbs to experience authentic international cuisines. From ramen and laksa to wings and pasta, the best of the city’s food offerings are its many multicultural eats.
Whether you’re a budding art student or just like seeing what the city has to offer, there’s something for you in Brisbane’s art scene, and a lot of it will cost you absolutely nothing.
If you’ve just moved to Brisbane, your folks are visiting or you’re about to head home after a semester abroad, you’ll want to pack the best of the city into one day. This is how you make the most of one day in Brisbane City.
Hooray! The weekend is finally here. Shopping, eating out and weekend adventures await. There’s just one tiny problem, and that’s the amount of cash available to support said activities.
Brisbane’s inner-city dessert scene is delectable. What was once a couple of old ice-cream shops and a bakery has been whisked into offerings of multi-storey cakes, waffle stacks and establishments dedicated entirely to baking the very best brownies.
If you like city views with your barbeque, spacious study lounges, taking a dip on a hot day and living in the centre of the CBD, prepare to meet your match. Here’s a sneak peek of the new Wharf Street residence, and what you can expect of the communal areas and entry.
No time for food prep? Chasing a quick food fix, that won’t break the bank? No worries. Brisbane City’s food offerings are plentiful, with every cuisine for every budget. Keep your energy levels up with these 16 lunches that will keep you and your wallet satisfied. Added bonus, all of these options are right near Student One and under $15.
There’s more than what meets the eye when it comes to Brisbane’s inner-city nightlife. Wandering down the city’s laneways and looking up when you least expect it will reveal watering holes of all sorts – from underground blues and rock’n’roll hubs to grunge laneway bars and rooftop settings.
What is that haunting aroma? It’s your saviour - coffee. How else does one trawl through textbooks and journal articles for hours looking for a reference, or wake up for a lecture after a late night cramming for an exam? Here’s a wrap up of the best caffeinated beverage establishments in Brisbane’s CBD.
Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and guests were given their first glimpse of what will become the world’s tallest dedicated student accommodation residence, Student One Wharf Street, at a celebration held to mark the premium student accommodation provider’s first birthday last week.
We would love to see you at this year’s Study Brisbane City Welcome Festival at Brisbane Botanic Gardens!
The countdown is on for semester 1 O-week 2017! And in true Student One fashion we won't just attend our university partner's o-week events but also organise our own program at Student One on Adelaide Street.
Student One is sending out an S.O.S to all students - Student One Scholarships!
Recently, the AUG team took the opportunity to enjoy a typical Aussie barbie session on a hot afternoon, with their valued batch of Event Crew members and newly-arrived AUG offshore students.
On Wednesday, 23rd of November a small delegation of the Student One team attended the BROWNS Family Christmas Morning Tea.
In times of blogging, Tweeting, Snapchatting, Instagraming and Facebooking it is utterly refreshing to receive a hand written postcard.
The Griffith University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (GUCSSA) had a fantastic time here at Student One on Adelaide Street.
If it's too hot, you're to weak! A good curry has to have some bite to it and our resident students loved the Malaysian food on offer last night.
For most Aussies, sport is a key ingredient of life. If we’re not playing sport, then we’re at a game watching one, or fixed to our screens cheering on our home team.
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information, has published its Best Student Cities 2016 rankings, awarding Brisbane 18th among the world's top university cities.
After the long hours of study you need to step back, take a deep breath and allow yourself a chance to unwind and gather your senses, rejuvenated for the next wave of assignments and exams.Here’s our Top 5 spots to relax within just 5 minutes’ walk from Student One’s front door.
Australia is one of the safest countries in the world to live, far from the problems of economic, social and political instability faced elsewhere. In Brisbane’s City Centre and surrounds, there’s 1,000 eyes that never sleep, operating 24/7 to keep the City’s streets, parks and public spaces safe at all times.
Brisbane’s City Centre has become home to many of the world’s most recognised fashion brands in recent years, hosting the likes of Tiffany & Co., Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel, Montblanc and global tech stores such as the Apple Store.
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