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Our student residents are our customers. What you think of us matters. Listening to your feedback helps us improve what we do for you.  We have two ways to collect feedback.

The Student Residents Advisory Committee (SRAC) forum (made up of elected residents) which meets at least three times a year to discuss issues raised by UTS residents.

The Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO) EBI survey, conducted every two years, collects feedback and provides a standard for us to measure ourselves against other university accommodation service providers in Australia and overseas. The results collected have seen enormous improvements in our services:

  • computer study labs fitted with printing facilities in each of student residence buildings
  • enhanced internet connectivity in residence buildings
  • academic programs into the residential life program.

 2015 EBI survey results (PDF 132KB, 21 pages)

2013 EBI survey results (PDF 134KB, 18 pages)

2011 EBI survey results (PDF 314KB, 13 pages)

Since the most recent survey in 2017, UTS Housing has seen a raft of improvements, including:

  • provision of additional sporting and recreational activities
  • appointment of an academic and learning programs officer
  • new elevators in Bulga Ngurra
  • online recharge options now available for laundry top-ups
  • introduction of ‘edible gardens’
  • introduction of the Bike Club
  • additional ovens in Gumal Ngurang
  • music room in new residence
  • extra fridges in larger apartments
  • sound roofing of Geegal common rooms and Yura music room
  • access to fire stairs at Gumal Ngurang for convenience
  • tinting options being considered for heat reduction at Yura
  • enhancing of Bulga Ngurra entry foyer area to make it secure
  • fans in Bulga Ngurra
  • collaboration with UTS IT to provide hard-wired internet connectivity in residence buildings ( in progress)
  • upgrading of Gumal Ngurang smoke detectors (in progress)
  • sustainable lighting at Gumal Ngurang
  • vending of hygiene items
  • emphasis on study areas in new accommodation
  • making second hand items available in a ‘Free store’
  • new communication screens in Bulga Ngurra lifts (in progress)
  • new communication screens in laundry rooms
  • soundproofing of Bulga Ngurra laundry
  • Computer study labs fitted out with printing facilities in each of student residence buildings
  • Collaboration with UTS IT to improve internet connectivity in residence buildings 
  • The inclusion of academic and learning programs into the residential life program
  • Provision of wired internet access in all bedrooms
  • Provision of group study pods
  • Installation of fans and heaters in some areas at Gumal Ngurang and Geegal
  • Lockout fees reduced or waived
  • Overnight visitor nights increased 
  • All smoke detectors replaced at Yura Mudang
  • Introduction of low priced beds (twin shares)