ANU runs short of student accommodation

Posted on 20/02/2010  

Accommodation pressures at the Australian National University in Canberra have become so acute that the university will be forced to house 400 students in motels. However, it is understood the university is still 96 beds short of fulfilling its guarantee to place new undergraduate students from outside the ACT in a university hall, residence or other approved accommodation. A 6% surge in enrolments for 2010 has caught the ANU short while it waits for additional construction to be completed. A 119-unit extension is under way at Ursula Hall, due to open mid-year, and the 422-bed stage 3 of ANU Exchange is expected to be completed by February 2011. It is not the first time the ANU has been forced to look off-site to meet its accommodation guarantee.

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