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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Kew?

Kew in an inner-eastern suburb of Melbourne, about 6km from the CBD.  It is well serviced with busses and trams and close to the Glenferrie train station.  It is a safe suburb bordering the Yarra River, in the City of Boroondara, offering plenty of amenities such as shops, cafes, banks, pubs, parks, ovals and the Kew Rec Center is only a two minute walk from the Res!

How do I get to Uni from the Res?

No matter what Uni or TAFE you may attend there is a way to get to it from the Res.  Swinburne and ACU are only a short tram ride away and RMIT city campus and Melbourne Uni are just a little further down the line.  There are buses and trams that take you to the Bundoora campuses of La Trobe or RMIT, even Monash Clayton is accessible via public transport.  To find out more check out PTV journey planner here.

How do meal times work?

Breakfast is available between 7 and 10am and lunch between 12-2pm. If you are heading into Uni for the day you are able to make a pack lunch in the morning and take it with you.  Dinner is a sit down meal served at 6pm.  It’s a great time to catch up on how each other’s day has been and hear about what event are coming up. If you can’t be there at dinner you just need to sign up for a late meal and one will be put aside for you to eat when you get home.

How do you assign roommates?

Sharing a room is one of the things that make KSR unique.  While it may be a daunting thought, we find that it really helps with getting to know people well in a new environment and many roommates become friends for life! We work very hard to pair residents appropriately.  An important part of your application interview is to find out a little about you to help us match you with your roommate. Returning students are able to select their own roommate.