Live like a local
Journal Student Living began right here in Melbourne and we want to give everyone studying in the city we love the most authentic local experience possible. That’s why every part of Journal is inspired by Melbourne, from the design and gardens to the community life program. Melbourne is your new home, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
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Lux Foundry, Brunswick
Anyone could feel at home here. The studio is sleek and modern, I love the warm feel of the room – lots of timber, but with a touch of industrial style. And the fact that there are so many amenities in this building means students save time travelling, leaving more time to study.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce, Australian Catholic University
Carlton is a very safe suburb with lots of students around, everyone is friendly and there’s so many things to do. You get the best of both worlds – Carlton is a leafy suburb with loads of interesting things going on, and it’s only a 5 minute walk to the CBD so the buzz of the city life close by.
Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Monash University
Journal is beautifully designed, the location is perfect, and you get everything you need to set up life as a new student in Melbourne. I think the communal areas would enhance the university experience as they have separate spaces for studying and socialising, making both more enjoyable.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
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Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne
"Fitzroy Gardens is one of my favourite parks of Melbourne CBD. It's beautiful across all seasons and is very convenient to get to by public transport. "
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne
"You can get a taste of everything at Carlton Gardens. Only a short walk from Journal and University of Melbourne, it is where the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building are located. You can take a walk passing the playgrounds, gardens and water fountains."
Certificate IV in Dance, Swinburne University
I can always find a peaceful spot by myself at the Royal Botanical Gardens – its definitely one of my favourite places in Melbourne.