About Us



The UCA gratefully acknowledges the important contribution of our sponsors which significantly contributes to the professional development and personal interaction of members. In 2021 we are pleased to continue the relationship with our sponsors ABC BeddingStarRez and Superloop WiFi and warmly welcome our three new sponsors ADES, DDSN Interactive and Griffiths Gamsat Review.

Without the assistance of our sponsors it would be extremely difficult to provide the same high quality level of benefits to our Members which include our conferences and forums.

 Introducing our Sponsors


One of our most staunch supporters is the Australian Bedding Company with Mark Dennison, Managing Director, sponsoring UCA for over 20 years and apart from our one year COVID break, he states that his company looks forward to being involved with the association for another 20 years. ABC expertise in accommodation has seen the Company successfully win the tender for accommodation furniture and electrical appliances for The Australian Defence Force Australia wide.

Contact Mark to discuss the latest in student furniture, outdoor furniture, mattresses, bedding, electrical appliances options and much more at  P: (02) 6262 3260, M: 0412 442 579 or E: mark@ausbedco.com.au

ADES (Alcohol & Drug Education Specialists) provide training and cultural wellbeing services to further enhance the residential experience for students.  They currently work with over 270 university residential sites across Australia and New Zealand, providing services to approximately 100,000 university students each year.  ADES have developed their own online eLearning platform, ideal for pre arrival induction, which can be customised to reflect your college culture, values and expectations. ADES customise each in person training program for residential leaders and staff, as well as customising cultural wellbeing programs that are relevant to each respective college.

ADES are also certified to deliver the accredited Mental Health First Aid courses, which can be delivered in person, blended (eLearning and in person) or virtually.  All ADES facilitators have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the university residential sector, enabling the training to be reflective of what residential leaders and staff may encounter in their respective roles. Contact Ashley Gurney directly on M: 0488 551 543 or E: ashley@alcocups.com for any further information or to make a booking.

DDSN Interactive is an award winning, Australian digital agency that has developed a highly functional digital platform customised for residential colleges, Acora College www.ddsn.com/college   The difference between what DDSN and other overseas providers have to offer is that the product is modular and will be tailored to the custom needs of your Australian College. 

The platform includes standard options for a custom website design, a student mobile app, meals management, alumni portal, admissions portal with customised workflow, email marketing with lead nurturing and a shop for college products connected to your chosen payment gateway.

Acora College can include integrations to a CRM tailored for residential college management or O365 for document storage, for example.  The Acora College platform can also include functions for running your college including staff intranet, helpdesk, student association microsites or jobs portals.  All in one system, hosted securely within Australian jurisdiction to government level standards, and locally supported,  DDSN customers include Trinity College UoM, New College UNSW and St Johns College UQ with New and St John’s using the Acora platform. Contact Danielle Kennedy, Portfolio & Innovation Manager at E: daniellek@ddsn.com  P: 1300 656 412 or M: 0419 650 417.

Dr Peter Griffiths at Griffiths Gamsat Review has helped thousands of people with Gamsat since 2005.   As part of his UCA sponsorship, Peter is offering free enrolment into Griffiths Gamsat Review Home Study Course for one student who is preparing for the GAMSAT from each member college. 

Find everything you need to know about GAMSAT by Dr Peter Griffiths at https://www.gamsatreviewblog.com/  Please contact peter@gamsatreview.com if you are interested in offering this to your students. If multiple students are interested, consideration of a student from an underprivileged or under-represented group is preferred.

StarRez provides world leading student accommodation software for universities, colleges and private property managers. Their cloud software provides quality innovative solutions to effectively manage the complete student experience including enquiries, viewings, applications, bookings, accounts, communications, contracts, reporting and much more.  Their solution suite features comprehensive functionality and automation capabilities that save your staff time, optimise business operations, and provide powerful and easy integrations so you can deliver exceptional residential experiences.

StarRez currently manages 800+ customers and over two million residents across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Middle East.

Speak to David Thomas, Community Relations & Team Lead, about your student accommodation software needs at M: 0402 133 070 or E:  DThomas@starrez.com

And finally, we are delighted to continue our long standing relationship with Jean Morel, Business Development Manager at Superloop WiFi.  Superloop WiFi is the leading supplier of managed internet and WiFi services to the purpose built student accommodation and tertiary residential housing sectors in Australia, with approximately 230 sites and more than 40,000 residents using their WiFi internet services each year.  As a leading supplier of both connectivity and managed services, Superloop provides students with unrivalled internet speed coupled with outstanding support and reliability that they expect in today’s highly connected world. 

Contact Jean on M: 0422 127 366 or E: jean.morel@superloop.com to discuss your internet network needs.