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What Do Students Want From Communal Living Areas?

Anyone with a view to the UK property market can see how things are changing. Thousands of urban spaces are being repurposed for student living; despite application figures falling by 5% this year, there are still over 2 million undergrads on British soil seeking accommodation. But students will no longer settle for any landlord or…

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Student Accommodation & the Uni Experience: 3 Crucial Factors

Student Accommodation & the Uni Experience: 3 Crucial Factors For most students, university is their first time moving away from home – and they’re not just looking for a roof overhead or a place to store their books. Expectations have changed from when students wanted nothing more than a place to rest their heads. Now…

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The Biggest Issues Facing Student Accommodation Providers

The Biggest Issues Facing Student Accommodation Providers Student accommodation providers have always had challenges to overcome, just like any property developer or commercial landlord has. But aside from the problems that recur year after year, what issues should you be looking out for now? We’ve looked at the challenges you’re likely to come up against…

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How to Minimise Student Dropout Rates

  How to Minimise Student Dropout Rates At the moment, the UK has one of the best university retention rates in the world. 71% of the UK’s students complete their courses, compared to 49% in the US and 31% in Australia. However, with increased fees, a volatile job market, and the fact that few institutions…

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The Life Cycle of a Mattress

The journey of the mattress has been one of innovation, creativity, and varying levels of comfort. From sleeping on leaves, to discovering the waterbed in 3,600 BC, the mattress continues to play a pivotal role in how we shape our sleep. Discover the creation of the mattress, how to ensure your properties are fire-safety compliant,…

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Mental Health: How Can Student Accommodation Providers Provide Support

  Living away from home for the first time is scary. For a young person with a small sum of money to last an entire semester, the pressures of studying and the move away from their support networks can be the start of serious mental health issues. Sure, to many students it’s all an adventure but to an…

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Student Accommodation & the Uni Experience: 3 Crucial Factors

Student Accommodation & the Uni Experience: 3 Crucial Factors For most students, university is their first time moving away from home – and they’re not just looking for a roof overhead or a place to store their books. Expectations have changed from when students wanted nothing more than a place to rest their heads. Now…

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The Biggest Issues Facing Student Accommodation Providers

  Student accommodation providers have always had challenges to overcome, just like any property developer or commercial landlord has. But aside from the problems that recur year after year, what issues should you be looking out for now? We’ve looked at the challenges you’re likely to come up against now and in the near future…

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Plugging The Gap: Servicing The Typical Student

The last 5 years have seen a huge focus in developing high-end student accommodation. There are some really creative and luxurious accommodations around, but there is evidence that this is creating a gap in the market. Before investors flock to continue building more luxury blocks, it’s important to consider the demographic in the proposed area…

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The Benefits of Co-Living Accommodation

  There’s no denying that PBSA has seen one of the largest portions of investments in the entire housing market, in fact 2016 saw 3.1bn injected into the market but, with the clear majority of funds going into high-end student accommodation developments, what trends are emerging and how can we add a fresh twist on…

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