26 - 27 March, 2019 | Royce Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Paulin Straughan, Dean of Students at Singapore Management University

Paulin Straughan

Dean of Students
Singapore Management University

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Paulin.

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Conference Day One: Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

5:00 PM Do Residencies Have Enough Flexibility To Adjust To Future Demands In 10-15 Years?

Discuss how universities can create student accommodation spaces that will allow them the ability to successfully retrofit their structures for future changes


Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

10:00 AM Singapore Management University: Boosting the Student Experience and Creating a Diverse Ecosystem

In October 2018, SMU officially launched their new student accommodation, the SMU Prinsep Street Residences (PSR). Situated in the city centre, the 5,000 sqm living facility has housed 255 students since its launch in October, undergoing $10 million in refurbishment. It is here the university worked to restore their first generation of public housing flats, with state of the art cooling systems for students and a 50 per cent reduction in energy costs. 

Hear from Paulin Straughan how they attract students to live on campus, and ways Australian universities can work to create sustainable living for future students.

  • Ways the university worked with stakeholders, including banks, to sponsor students and boost attendance
  • Implementing new technology to improve the student experience prior to check-in
  • Having a strong ‘student and people policy’ at the core of every design method, experience and interaction