Publications

Publications from the project team

‘No one would even know if I had died in my room’: coronavirus leaves international students in dire straits

The article explains findings of research that surveyed international students before and after the pandemic hit. Despite the vital contribution international students make to the Australian economy and our cities and regions, almost all of these students have to make their own way in one of the world’s most unaffordable housing markets. The report examinesContinue reading “‘No one would even know if I had died in my room’: coronavirus leaves international students in dire straits”

The Pandemic and International Students in the Private Rental Sector

This article is based on a survey of international students that closed in early December 2019 and 11 in-depth interviews. It shows that even before the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, a sizeable proportion of international students in the private rental sector were in a precarious situation.  

Project Report

The Experience of International Students Before and During COVID-19: Housing, work, study, and wellbeing Despite the vital contribution international students make to the Australian economy and our cities and regions, almost all of these students have to make their own way in one of the world’s most unaffordable housing markets (Pawson et al. 2020). The Report, drawingContinue reading “Project Report”

Why coronavirus impacts are devastating for international students in private rental housing

April 7, 2020 – The Conversation About half of international students in Australia are private renters and more than half of them rely on paid work to pay the rent, but most of the casual jobs they depend on have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic. The results of our recent survey (conducted pre-COVID-19) of international studentsContinue reading “Why coronavirus impacts are devastating for international students in private rental housing”