With a shuttle bus offering free transport to the city’s universities, getting to class couldn’t be easier from Mantra Bell City. On weekends, drop in at Boundary Espresso for a gourmet brunch, browse Preston Market’s produce stalls for fresh ingredients, or meet your friends for dinner at one of the High Street’s international restaurants. Keep fit with a game of footie on G.H. Mott Reserve’s public pitch, then head to Northlands Shopping Centre to catch a movie and indulge in a spot of retail therapy.
At Mantra Bell City, a free weekday shuttle bus connects you to Melbourne’s CBD and Bundoora campuses. When you’re not in class, use the nearby bus and tram stops to explore your surroundings. In less than an hour, you could be marvelling at Melbourne Museum’s dinosaur skeletons and Aboriginal artworks, or sipping coffee beneath the vaulted ceilings of the historic Block Arcade.
When you don’t feel like exploring, come home to your studio apartment instead. Grab a drink from the on-site café on your way through reception, then use your swipe card to access your floor. Rifle through the fridge for a tasty snack, heat it up in the microwave, then collapse in front of the TV. Log onto the Wi-Fi to Skype home, or to research your assignments at your desk.
After work, let off steam with a session in the resident gym. Throw your clothes in the laundry, then cool off with a long shower in your private ensuite. Spend the rest of the afternoon catching a tan by the pool or relaxing under the cabanas. When the sun sets, fire up the barbecue and have a cookout with your friends at the courtyard grills. In winter, use the modern shared kitchen to make dinner, then enjoy a quiet night playing pool in the games room.
If you feel like partying instead, make new friends in the student bar, or sample Melbourne’s famous craft beers at local nightspot The Raccoon Club. With 24-hour security looking after your safety, you can get a good night’s sleep no matter how late you get home.