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Flinders Masters student in early 30s – where can I stay?

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    I’ll be studying my Master’s in Early Childhood Teaching at Flinders University (Bedford Park campus) come 2015.

    I haven’t been to Adelaide before, and would like to find out locations that are good for me.

    To give the context, I’m 33 years old, and female. I’m very much over the clubbing/getting drunk phase, and like to socialise through shared interests in spiritual awareness, culture, sociology, and history.

    I’ll be on a limited budget, which means, I hope to be able to walk or cycle to campus AND part-time jobs (that I’ll no doubt be taking up!). I hope to get a furnished room at less than $200 per week.

    Can you suggest some areas and websites for me to get started on?

    Thanks!

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    Thanks! The links and postcode have been useful!

    I've found lots of fraudsters using Gumtree in London - would it be the same for Adelaide? The prices and pics look too good to be true, though I am crossing my fingers and hoping for the best in people :) I'm also considering hostels for the first month I'm there so I can suss out these places.

    cheers

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    Yes, there are similar fraudsters here as well. It is important not to part with any money until you are sure the place exists.

    There is plenty of student accommodation around Flinders Uni. in suburbs like Darlington, Mitchell Park, Pasadena. I am sure the Uni has some units it rents out too, or it used to.

    It may be wise to find some accommodation on a temporary basis until you find out which area suits you best.

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    http://www.flinders.edu.au/living/

     

    Even if you don't live on campus it might be useful to use them for private accommodation as you are more likely to avoid crooks.

     

    hey Royd, the forum is open to members of the public, but the probability of meeting crooks who only use more popular sites could be lower. They seem to be looking for long-term rentals though, so I'd use this site at a later date. Emailing people from flatmates and students from various country groups (Taiwan and Singapore)... will take up a bed in a hostel if there are no more leads.

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