Journal Life – you’re welcome

We want everyone at Journal to get the most from their time living in Melbourne. That’s why our community life program, Journal Life has full program of activities with a focus on health, culture, community, studying and leadership. Our events are designed to introduce students to each other, support academic achievement and wellbeing, and help everyone explore the city of Melbourne.

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Explore, create, be festive

CULTURE & THE ARTS

Inspire, motivate, make a difference

LEADERSHIP & EMPLOYMENT

Hang out, team up, get involved

SOCIAL & COMMUNITY

Learn, achieve, reach your goals

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Keep fit, stay strong, live healthy

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Journal Scholarships

A Journal accommodation scholarship can help you most out of your education at a leading Melbourne university while benefitting from living at Journal. The scholarships are worth 30% off your weekly rent.

To start the application process for one of our scholarships, sign up using this form.
Good luck!


 
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Merit scholarship
Our Merit Scholarship is for high achieving students from around Australia and overseas who want to bring their talents to Journal.

Leadership scholarship
Do you display outstanding leadership skills? This scholarship is for any students who are known for their leadership skills and want to contribute to our community.

Interstate scholarship
The Journal Interstate Scholarship helps students living in Australia, outside of Victoria, start their new life in Melbourne at Journal.

Register using the above form to start the scholarship application process.

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Career workshops

For current Journal students, we facilitate career workshops to help give you real-world professional insights into various industries, community organisations and local service providers. Be sure to register for them to make the most out of living at Journal!

Your residential leaders

Working with our professional student life team, our Student Leaders provide a link between Journal residents, staff and management. Student Leaders support all residents to get the most out of their Journal experience. If you’re a great communicator, becoming a Student Leader is a fantastic way to develop your own leadership skills, while helping to enhance our vibrant community.

Want to become a Student Leader or find out more?


Emily

I live in a four-bedroom apartment – we have a huge TV for movie nights and a window seat that looks out over the city! I have a cosy room with ensuite and desk. It’s the perfect balance between living with a great group of friends and still having private space for study and downtime.

Emily
Bachelor of Arts (Politics), University of Melbourne

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Sheridan

I love the sense of community at Journal, the staff and students are so friendly and welcoming! I was able to make friends within the first few days of moving here. I really like my room, it’s super cosy! There are so many spaces at Journal the best being the rooftop terrace and shared kitchen.

Sheridan
Bachelor of Design (Games), RMIT

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Sam

The best things about Uni Place are the people, social spaces and events - I’ve made a lot of new friends through the different activities they’ve put on. Also the location for me is perfect because the City and Uni Melb are in walking distance.

Sam
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

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Nathaniel

The location is amazing – it’s really close to where I study at the University of Melbourne. There’s loads of things to do around Carlton and the city. All the common spaces are modern and cool – there’s so many to choose from.

Nathaniel
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

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Under 18s at Journal

At Journal, under 18 students have the support they need to feel safe, happy and healthy. We offer a secure and supportive environment where younger students can focus on study with everything they need, including bigger common spaces where everyone can socialise safely. We’re approved under 18 partners with The University of Melbourne, RMIT,
Trinity College and Monash College.

APPROVED PROVIDER

Journal is proud to be an approved Under 18s provider for younger students living in Melbourne.

SAFETY

Staff onsite 24/7, dedicated Under 18 events and big social spaces for students to hang out safely, provide parents and students with peace of mind.

SECURITY

With CCTV, controlled access to the facility and secure access to your room, security is assured.

COMMUNITY

The Journal community program is designed to help Under 18 students learn life skills, make friends and enjoy a real sense of belonging

CLOSE TO UNI

We’re just minutes away from universities offering pathway courses – making the walk to and from college quick, easy and safe.

Covid safe

We have implemented a range of COVID-19 measures and protocols to ensure our community’s health and safety. Our students’ wellbeing is our top priority and we’re continuously providing support, communicating news and best-practice information to help you adapt and thrive during this time.

Extensive cleaning

We’ve increased the cleaning of all common areas and have frequent cleaning of high traffic areas. There are numerous hand sanitizer stations in all spaces too.

Robust protocols

Journal has 24/7 staff coverage and an active community life team onsite. We manage protocols and regularly check in with residents to ensure their wellbeing.

Regular updates

Residents receive a weekly email and app updates about any new developments which help you stay safe and healthy at Journal and in Melbourne.

Covid-safe events

We have tonnes of virtual and socially distanced events at Journal ranging from cooking classes to yoga, ensuring we all stay connected.

Big spaces

We have lots of indoor and outdoor spaces so students can spread out! We also have bookable rooms for those who want to get out of their room and move around.

You’ll love being a Melbourne
local as much as we do.

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Read their Journals

Cheryl

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. "

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Barry

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

“I think the location of Journal is the best thing for me. I only have to walk 5 minutes to get to most of my classes at University of Melbourne. Journal Uni Place is right across the street from the Queen Victoria Market as well.”

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Sam

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

My favourite space at Uni Place is the communal games room – the cinema is great for relaxing and watching a movie and the pool and ping pong tables are great for hanging out with friends.

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