Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to live at Abercrombie Student Accommodation?
All University of Sydney students are eligible to apply for accommodation at Abercrombie Student Accommodation, including research assistants and full-time, part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Are pets allowed?
No pets, including fish, may be kept at Abercrombie Student Accommodation. Additionally, residents are not permitted to bring animals into any building. This Rule does not apply to the extent that it restricts the keeping of a guide or hearing dog as set out in the Village Rules.
Are priorities given to particular students?
We host a diverse range of residents from all over the world and across Australia, and we see this as a true strength of our community. To ensure fairness, we don’t give preference to any group over others. Therefore we encourage all applicants to submit the relevant forms as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Can I smoke in my apartment?
On Monday 30th January 2012, The University of Sydney introduced a Smoke Free Policy for all its campuses, Abercrombie Student Accommodation is part of the University community and is located on University land, therefore the policy will also apply in our buildings. Please also refer to the Village Rules. In recognition that some residents may still wish to smoke, two designated smoking areas have been created within Abercrombie Student Accommodation.
Can my partner live with me?
Studios contain king single beds and are suitable for single occupancy only. Spouses, partners, boyfriends or girlfriends can apply for accommodation at Abercrombie Student Accommodation, as long as they are students at the University of Sydney, however will be provided with individual rooms.
Do you provide a cleaning service?
All residents are responsible for keeping their rooms and apartments clean. A cleaning service can be organised for a fee. Please enquire at Reception.
Do you provide internet access?
Broadband connectivity is available in every bedroom, with data to be purchased through Big Air. Details on how to set up an account are included in the Village Handbook.
How close is Abercrombie Student Accommodation to the University and the CBD?
Abercrombie Student Accommodation is located on campus at the University of Sydney, a short walk to classes and lecture theatres. A bus from City Road into the city should only take about 15 minutes.
How is Abercrombie Student Accommodation different to private rental accommodation?
Abercrombie Student Accommodation offers an independent living experience in stylish, affordable accommodation, just minutes away from classes! At the same time, we ensure support is available 24 hours a day, and offer a fantastic residential life program to help you live, learn and grow.
This means that you have the freedom to do what you want (within reason of course and subject to the Village Rules) and can enjoy the benefits of living in an exciting student community. You also have peace of mind knowing that there are always staff available to provide assistance.
In short, we offer a fantastic balance between support and independence!
How long are the residential agreements?
Abercrombie Student Accommodation opens to residents on 20 July 2015, with contracts running until 31 December 2015.
From 2016, the residence will run on a 52-week residential agreement. This allows residents constant access to rooms and facilities mid year and throughout the summer period. It means you don’t have to spend time and money moving and is especially convenient if you want to stay in the same room next year (subject to you reapplying during the reapplication period and Abercrombie Student Accommodation offering you a room).
If you choose to go away for the summer holiday, you can put your room in the letting pool and we’ll endeavour to secure you a fee rebate by renting it to conference guests and other visitors. The rebate will be a portion of your residential fee, depending on the occupancy of all available rooms during the summer period.
Is catering available?
Abercrombie Student Accommodation is self-catered, with a kitchenette in each studio and a communal kitchen available to all residents. If you aren’t too confident with your cooking skills, don’t worry! We’ll be running regular cooking classes throughout the year so you’ll be a master chef in no time!