Good as his word: Rufus Black delivers on UTas student accommodation

In March, new University of Tasmania VC Rufus Black promised 150-200 new beds by second semester for students caught in the Hobart accommodation shortage. He is on schedule to deliver with the university buying Hobart’s MidCity Hotel, (“the room was dated however the bed was comfortable , the shower had plenty of hot water and the room was clean,” reports TripAdvisor).  A refurb to accommodate 140 students is scheduled to complete by the start of next semester in July with a second stage adding another 50 beds for 2019.

Hobart is booming and in March there were 150 students on the university’s accommodation waiting list, (March  29).


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