The Gold Coast Student Hub is a space designed by students for students to provide a unique networking, collaboration and study space.
We provide free information and practical support for all domestic and international students on the Gold Coast to help enhance your study experience.
With the current COVID-19 social engagement restrictions in place we have moved all of our student support and social engagement activities online to the Virtual Gold Coast Student Hub.
Through this challenging time it's more important than ever that we can support you in every way we can, which is why you will still receive one on one counselling sessions for personal well-being, job support or any issue where you need help (via mobile phone); as well as virtual social hangouts so that you can stay connected with our student community and keep up to date with the very latest information.
Make sure you stay in touch and check out the new Virtual Gold Coast Student Hub where it's always #GoodVibesOnly.
Creation of the Gold Coast Student Hub
Study Gold Coast with the support of Trade and Investment Queensland and the City of Gold Coast proudly opened the Gold Coast Student Hub on 2 August 2017.
In creating this wonderful facility many professional organisations, artists, students and community groups worked with us to ensure that the Gold Coast Student Hub would provide the best possible experience for our students. We'd like to acknowledge Urbis, Art-Work Agency, the Howe family, SpaceCubed, JSK Fitout and the Student Advisory Board for their valued contributions.
The Gold Coast Student Hub is the first of its kind for the city and is all about supporting and connecting our student community. Visitors to the Gold Coast Student Hub have access to free Wi-Fi, information, support and helpful contacts to assist you in your student journey and help you make the most of your time here on the Gold Coast.
As a friendly and welcoming city, we invite all students to live, laugh and learn with us in the Gold Coast Student Hub. It's just one of the many reasons why the Gold Coast is Australia’s Favourite Classroom.
The Gold Coast Student Hub in 2017.
History of The Residence
The Gold Coast Student Hub is situated in The Residence, named after its previous civic use as a home to the postmasters, doctors and nurses of Southport during the early to late 1900s.
From 1909 to 1967, it was the Postmaster General's Residence due to its convenient location directly next to the Gold Coast's major Post Office. In the late 1960s, the Southport Post Office was rebuilt and a Telephone Exchange was added. The role of the Postmaster had changed, so in 1967, The Residence was rebuilt entirely and became the Maternal and Child Welfare Centre. During this period the building housed nurses and sisters upstairs while providing service to mothers and children of the Gold Coast downstairs for nearly 50 years. In 2017 the building was purchased by the Howe family, who in 2002 had purchased and restored the old Ambulance Station next door at 45 Nerang Street Southport.
The Residence is now a fully restored multi-purpose commercial building with tenants including Study Gold Coast, Gold Coast Student Hub and Mr P.P.'s Deli.
The Maternal and Child Welfare Centre in 1968.