27 - 28 March, 2018 | Royce Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Yonna Cowan


General Manager
Deakin Residential Services


2:20 PM CASE STUDY: Expanding Deakin’s Residential Services and Student Experience

The newly expanded Melbourne Burwood residential service at Deakin University aims to meet increased demand and quality, affordable accommodation for 575 additional students. With approximately 1/3 of students at residences being international, Deakin only sees a continuous growth in the future in this market, in addition to growth with metro and regional students. Part of delivering contemporary student housing to support student experience comes down to utilising the Deakin Residential Student Experience framework. In this session, Yonna will briefly discuss the new accommodation and how the framework assists student growth and experience.

  • Features of the internal apartments and open recreational space that enhances student comfort
  • Meeting expectations: Creating a space that caters to all students
  • Working and communicating with the project team, stakeholders and communities to assist with responsibilities regarding the build and design


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Yonna.

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