Student Spaces

Queen’s College is one of the larger colleges, with beautiful student and common spaces set within landscaped gardens. The Quad and the College Close provide both places of comfort and tranquillity away from the noise of the nearby city, and places to play casual sport. For more structured sport, the College backs on to the Melbourne University Sports Oval, on which many of the Intercollegiate sporting events are scheduled. The restaurants and shops of Lygon street are a mere five-minute walk away, and trams run regularly from the nearby university stop, taking you into the centre of Melbourne in 10 minutes.

Residents who are studying at RMIT or Monash University’s Faculty of Pharmacy, will find that both are a short walk or tram ride away.

We encourage any prospective members of our community to visit us, either on open day (Sunday 19 August, 2018) or by booking a tour.

Undergraduate Rooms

Each resident has a single room, which comes fully furnished with the essentials: a single bed, desk, desk lamp, wardrobe, bookcase and heating. You will need to supply your own bed linen, and many students also bring their own bar fridge.

The ‘corridor culture’ is a distinctive aspect of College life. Unprompted and unplanned, residents will often open up their rooms and congregate in the corridors (fondly referred to as ‘corridor sits’) for informal gatherings. It’s often during these ‘sits’ that you develop powerful friendships and life-long memories.

IT Facilities

Our College Internet connection is 200Mbps (twice as fast as the fastest NBN speed available) and we do not place restrictions on your use (i.e., no quotas or filters). There is wifi throughout the College as well as wired connections in each student room. You can also access our internal network to print to our network printers (colour A3/A4).

Laundry facilities

Students have access to free washing machines and coin-operated dryers behind Eakins.

Graduate Apartments

We offer a variety of accommodation options for graduate students ranging from 1-bed studios, 1-bed and 2-bedroom apartments/units. Most are located in West Wing, our main graduate complex, with the others located in Kernick House (adjoins the graduate complex) and in Clarke and Lapthorn (refer campus map). We have some disability accessible apartments as well – 3 studios and 1 x two bedroom apartment.

All our graduate accommodation offerings are furnished, apart from linen, and come equipped with a kitchenette and bathroom.

IT Facilities

Our College Internet connection is 200Mbps (twice as fast as the fastest NBN speed available) and we do not place restrictions on your use (i.e., no quotas, filters or additional charges). There is wifi throughout the College as well as wired connections in each student room. You can also access our internal network to print to our network printers (colour A3/A4).

Laundry facilities

Students have access to free washing machines and coin-operated dryers behind Eakins.

Middle Common Room (MCR)

Graduates have their own Common Room located in West Wing.

Eakins Dining Hall

Queen’s provides three meals a day for its residents (friends and family are also welcome). Breakfast and lunch times are casual and social, with people from all different year levels, courses, and backgrounds sitting together and getting to know one another. Student uphold a convention of not sitting at a new table until the current one is full – that is, you should mix within the community and not always sit with your close friends. Twice a week we hold more formal dinners, a proud tradition at the College, at which academic robes are required.

If you have university classes during lunch time you can make a sandwich at breakfast and take it with you. Students with commitments such as University sports training, early or late University classes, or work commitments, can order ‘early/late dinners’ over the intranet. These are served in the Dining Hall when you return to Queen’s.

 

The Junior Common Room

The Junior Common Room is both the term for the undergraduate student body en masse, and a location in the College. The JCR is where we hold soirees, orations, and faculty dinners during semester. Listening to an inspirational speaker, either internationally acclaimed or a peer at the college, while sitting in the beautiful wooden room under oars won in rowing competitions, is one of the highlights of Queen’s. The JCR also contains a concert-level piano for use by music students. At many times of day and evening, the sound of the piano filters through wooden panels and throughout the College. The JCR is also the location of soirées that are held on Mondays three times a semester, during which residents of the College might choose to create songs, dance, declaim, or act.

Nicholas Laboratories

The Nicholas Laboratories or ‘Labs’ was built in 1930 to house the science laboratories. It has since been renovated and serves as a 24-hour recreational complex that is run by student committees. It includes the ‘Turn Room’, complete with dance floor, a bar, and a courtyard with barbecue. It also contains a quieter area for relaxing on sofas and chatting while watching television.

Music Rooms

Queen’s has a proud tradition of musicality, and provides a number of rooms for music practice, as well as 3 grand pianos, 4 upright pianos, a pipe organ, and a concert-level piano.

The Tower Studio

The Tower Studio offers students a superbly bright space in which to paint,  construct architectural models, cut profiles, make theatrical production sets and models, as well as create drawings, resin art, and watercolours. Students studying Fine Art or Design can apply for a designated space within the Studio. The College reimburses students for materials and provides easels and other useful materials.

Featonby Library

Our wonderful Library is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students are welcome to work on assignments in the common area or  study in peace in the quiet zone.

The textbooks required by courses are kept in residence, and are borrowable for a full semester. Students are also welcome to request texts should a helpful resource be missing. The library also contains a sizeable collection of further texts to extend students’ scholarly knowledge as well as books (both fiction and non), journals, magazines, and DVDs.