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3 Reasons Why Students Regard Cairns as their Ideal Study Destination in Australia

Author: Yashodhara Trivedi
by Yashodhara Trivedi
Posted: Dec 26, 2019
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Considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the perfect study destination and a great place of stay in the tropical Far North Queensland. With larger enrollments taking place in the Campus of James Cook University which is situated in Cairns, students pursue higher degree courses and also look for student accommodation near their university campuses. Home to the Cairns Esplanade which is lined with bars and restaurants and has a swimming lagoon,there are many reasons that make Cairns, ideal for student stay. Here are some of them mentioned below.

Home to Prestigious James Cook University

Apart from offering well-planned student accommodation Cairns, it is also home to the Cairns Campus of James Cook University which is located at Smithfield. With an established study centre of CQUniversity Australia, Cairns also hosts the School of the Air base and TAFE, both of which are located in the inner suburbs of Manunda. The James Cook University (JCU) is one of the most prestigious ones, which is a public university and the second oldest in Queensland alone. A research and teaching institution, the university has its main campus located in the tropical city of Cairns and Townsville with another one located in Singapore. The institution has more study centers in Mackay, Thursday Island, and Mount Isa. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses to international students. Apart from the regular courses the university’s main field of research includes sustainable management of tropical ecosystems, genetics, tropical health care, genomics, tourism, marine sciences, engineering, and biodiversity, to name a few.

Best Accommodations

When it comes to student stay, Cairns is the best city, one can explore with the many purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) available with the providers. These are accommodations that claim to provide better living to university students who can stay in strategically located accommodation near their university campus. Most of the accommodation like the one in 4 Pembroke Street, is located at a place which is in the heart of the city and ensure close proximity to drastically cut down commuting costs. CQUniversity Cairns is a 16-minutes’ bus ride away from the residence, so the students will have plenty of time to spare. If you attend James Cook University, Cairns Campus, you will find that it takes 45-minutes to reach by bus. When it comes to public transport connectivity, Cairns offers more options than anyone can think of. The area has the nearest bus station which is an 8-minutes’ walk away from the residence. International students have access to the Cairns Airport which takes 8-minutes by car. The accommodation also makes it easy to shop on weekends from the Cairns Central Shopping Centre just 15-minutes’ walk away. Viable Public Transport System

Cairns is an important hub with great transport links situated in the Far North Queensland region. There are established transport links between the Peninsula and Gulf of Carpentaria regions and also operates to the area to the south of the state. The Cairns International Airport forms an integral part of the tourism industry. The transport network comprises of buses, trains, taxis and air transport. There are two transit hubs located in the CBD area and the Cairns Central Railway Station precinct is located within the lake street and the shield street area. Managed by translink, the transit network includes most parts of the city, from Palm Cove in the north, Gordonvale in the south and, Redlynch to the west. A small shuttle service the Jon's Kuranda Bus plies from Cairns and Kuranda with other coach services also operated in the area. Cairns Taxis and the newly introduced Uber service operate the greater region. Services are also operated by Queensland Rail (QR) and include the high-speed Diesel Tilt Train. Most of the accommodations in Cairns, like the one in 4 Pembroke Street is a student accommodation located in the heart of the famous student city of Australia that aims to cut down most of the commute time.

With the aforementioned features in mind, students can be rest assured, staying in student accommodation Cairns to pursue the courses of their choice. University Living, a student accommodation website, offers 100% secure and verified properties for students to book in Cairns.

About the Author

Yashodhara Trivedi is the Brand Communications Manager at University Living. Having studied at Durham University, UK, she is now committed to helping South Asian students have a smooth transition into life abroad.

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