Blue Gum House
A unique residential experience is the distinct advantage of Blue Gum House. Located at our Central Coast Campus at Ourimbah, Blue Gum House is the smallest of Colleges offering an independent living environment in a picturesque location. Its close knit community is home to 26 residents who live in unit style residences offering modern surroundings in a quiet study environment. Blue Gum House is a great place to live and learn and encourages residents to develop their own identity and encourages personal growth and academic achievements. Resident parking is located adjacent to the house, and public transport (bus and train) is just a short walk away.
Nestled in the lush bushlands typical of the Central Coast Campus, residents have an impressive shared courtyard, and in 2014 there will be extensive wheelchair access, new laundry and BBQ facilities.
There is a developing vibrant College culture at Blue Gum House. Residents are involved in events with international students and the U, embracing Campus life in many ways. There are distinct ResLife activities and events organised for and by the residents, and there is increasing participation in ResLife events held at Callaghan. In 2014, Blue Gum House residents are aiming to compete in facets of the ICC Shields. Blue Gum House has its own annual awards and celebrates academic, social and general life successes throughout the year.
Blue Gum House has four Wings, divided into units of six and seven bedrooms. Blue Gum House has 26 self-catered rooms with private ensuite, and study area. The units and common areas support residents in their academic endeavours while offering a friendly welcoming environment. Blue Gum units also contain a wardrobe, study desk, shelves, chair, mirror, noticeboard, desk, lamp and heater. Kitchen, dining and lounge facilities are shared with other members of the wing.
Services and Facilities
The common areas are a hub of activity with Foxtel, lounges and areas for study. Kitchens are equipped with kettle, toaster, electric frypan, microwave oven, electric stove and fridge/freezer. Residents must bring their own dining utensils or may purchase dining packs containing: 1x large plate, 1x small side plate, 1x bowl, 1x drinking glass, 1x coffee/tea mug, 1 each x knife, fork and spoon, through the accommodation portal. Residents are also provided with a pantry space to store their non-perishable food items. Residents are welcome to use a multiple purpose sporting area close by. The new Campus gym is popular with residents. Facilities Management and Campus Security are located within 50 metres of the residence, making for easy access for residents.
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