UNIShare Testimonials

Not sure what to expect? Former residents share their recollections of the UNIShare experience

Collected thoughts

Sarah, from Germany (UNIShare resident January to May 2010). Read Sarah's story here.

Beth, from upper New York State (USA) (UNIShare resident February to July 2008). Read Beth's story here.

DSTO Summer Vacation Students (SVS) (UNIShare residents November 2011 to February 2012). Read their stories here.

Brief impressions

Azadeh, PhD, Iran (UNIShare resident July 2011 - March 2012)

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 donít 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.

Moreover, I personally believe one of the factors which make UNIShare an interesting place for living is Mr. Lionel. From the first day that I contact him, I found him very supportive, kind, and generous. During my stay in UNIShare, there happened some circumstances that I had to contact him to fix the problem, and all the time he was available ASAP with a very thoughtful, helpful and kind behaviour. In whole, I found a new family here in UNIShare with whole my lovely friends and with the support of Mr. Lionel like a father. They help me to never feel alone in Adelaide, although I donít have any family or friends there at the beginning.

Matin, PhD, Bangladesh (UNIShare resident July 2009 - January 2010)

Before travelling to Australia as an overseas student, arrangement of accommodation appeared as a real headache for me. I followed my friendís 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 resident October 2009 - December 2009)

UNIShare was ideal for my short-term rental Ė 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, from United Kingdom (UNIShare resident January 2009 - December 2009)

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, Computer and Information Systems, from Austria (UNIShare resident August 2008 - February 2009)

I really had an enjoyable time at the UNIShare accomodation. 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. Everthing is within walking distance: Uni, stores,... It's half an hour drive to the city, there are buses all night on weekends. If you're looking for a neat accomodation close to Uni, this is the right place for you.

Jason, Master of Teaching, from Taiwan (UNIShare resident July 2007 - February 2009)

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, from Austria (UNIShare resident May 2006 - June 2008)

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