A self-catered traditional college

Austin College is unique as UNE's only traditional residential college that is fully self-catered. Brand new kitchen facilities give you the flexibility and control to cook what you like, when you like.

Austin College is one of the youngest colleges on campus, we are a traditional college with active residents that are willing to get in and have a go.  We are an enthusiastic sporting and cultural college that offer a wide variety of events to participate in including intercollege sport and cultural performances. Austin also boasts a wide variety of social functions; including formal dinners, charity fundraisers and resident hosted events. Each year Austin proudly adopts a rescue dog who is cared for by all our students.

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Austin has 288 single study bedrooms, new communal kitchen, shared bathrooms, a music room, and a bar.

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Austin is self-catered; you are free to prepare or purchase your own meals.

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Austin College

Austin College Crest with motto, Through Living We Learn

Austin College is a vibrant and welcoming residential college open to students from a variety of backgrounds. At Austin, we pride ourselves on the respect we hold for each college member's individuality. Austin students have become known for their 'give it a go' approach to life and for seeking out the many opportunities that present themselves throughout their years in college.

We encourage everyone to get a good balance. You need to study, but you also need to have fun, have time to relax, and enjoy sporting and cultural pursuits. Austin College will provide you with a comfortable and supportive environment and a variety of facilities to enrich your college experience. Social, sporting, cultural and academic needs are balanced at Austin, with activities organised to cater to all interest groups, and academic and pastoral support provided by student leaders.

Austin offers single study bedrooms, with shared bathrooms, and options for accessible accommodation. We have large communal kitchens within the college for all your self-catering needs (meal packages are available by request), our own bar, and the dining hall houses a commercial cafe.

Austin College fosters talent in all areas, and has a particular flair for the arts. Whether your talents lie in music, painting, writing, or theatre, Austin has a range of activities and events to suit you. Our Head of College initiated the UNE Chamber Music Ensemble, and always encourages the students to be involved in intercollege culture activities like the Austin Small Music Ensemble which performs regularly throughout the year.

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