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Tue, 6 Jun 2017

JCU Cairns on-campus living ready for 2018

Artist's impression of a grassy courtyard

James Cook University in Cairns will welcome its first on-campus residents in first semester 2018.

Stage one of the new on-campus accommodation in Smithfield will house 300 students, with plans to expand the capacity to 1,000 in the future.

“This is great news, especially for international and interstate students, and those planning to relocate from elsewhere in Queensland to study here in Cairns,” Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of the Cairns campus Professor Robyn McGuiggan said.

“It’s another boost for our growing campus, making JCU and Cairns an even more attractive destination for students.”

The on-campus accommodation will offer residential support and pastoral care, a wide range of social activities, a safe and supportive living environment, and amenities including residential parking, a gym and laundry facilities.

Students can choose from studio apartments with en suite bathrooms, shared six-bedroom apartments in which each occupant has an en suite, and six-bedroom apartments with shared bathrooms. All bedrooms are lockable and each apartment has a balcony.

All apartments are self-catering and are equipped with kitchens, air conditioning and Wi-Fi access.

The seven-story complex covers 9,450 square metres and represents a $40 million investment by JCU. It was designed by Wilson Architects and is being built by ADCO Constructions.

The octagonal structure wraps around a courtyard, offering barbecue facilities and a quiet place to relax.

Online applications for the first semester of 2018 are now open at www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation