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Up-and-Coming Cities For Student Accommodation

Higher education plays an important part in the UK economy. As more people are enrolling to UK universities now than ever before, there hasn’t been a better time for student housing developers to scour for cities worth investing in. With that in mind, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the fastest-growing and…

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What do students look out for when choosing their accommodation?

For first-year students, choosing what accommodation they’ll stay in while at university is an important life decision. It’s an exciting time, and even though students won’t have the keen eye of a house-buyer yet, there are certain things they’ll be on the lookout for when choosing their accommodation. Whether it’s generous social spaces or regular…

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Top five things students hate about their accommodation

For the majority of students, moving into halls of residence will be the first time they’ve ever lived away from their parents or guardians. Their student accommodation is a little slice of home and their first taste of independence, so many people look back on their halls of residence fondly. There are, however, some aspects…

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What furniture do students want in 2017?

Creating that perfect living space is a big task, and as a student landlord or property owner, it’s important to take the time out to consider what is required to ensure residents are happy once they move in and begin their studies. You must create environments which encourage students to socialise and relax, and that…

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2017’s must-visit student accommodation trade shows

We always try to stay ahead of the game by making sure we’re as knowledgeable as possible when it comes to the student accommodation industry. But how do we do this? Well, there are a few ways – we speak to lots of our contacts in the trade to learn about the issues they face,…

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What’s New for 2017?

2017 is finally here and we at Student Furniture have some exciting new products to launch. In the run up to 2017, we have carefully selected the latest in design in order to curate a collection that will attract students and be as practical and adaptable as possible for accommodation providers. As well the aesthetic appeal…

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A Landlord’s Guide to Furnishing Student Property

As the market for student accommodation grows, securing tenants each year becomes more competitive so it’s important that your property is visible and appealing to prospective tenants. The modern student is more concerned than ever about securing stylish, comfortable accommodation which will cater to their social life and studies in equal measure. Gone are the…

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Brexit: Three reasons the student accommodation market won’t suffer

The vote to leave the EU, much like the Spanish Inquisition, was expected by no one – least of all by the Spaniards. Regardless, the Leave vote won out and this has led to a raft of predictions as to which industries will be most affected by Brexit. The higher education sector spoke loudly in…

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The Psychology of Design

There’s a real science behind designing a room – it’s more than just creating a space that looks the part, it’s also about thinking deeper about the psychology of design. When it comes to student property, the idea is to create a space which is comfortable and encourages productivity. The accommodation will be used as…

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Student Accommodation Investment Advice

Over the last decade the UK’s higher education sector has grown substantially, partly thanks to a huge influx of international students who are all seeking the very best learning opportunities the world has to offer. Today’s ambitious overseas students, along with their domestic counterparts, are ready to splash their cash on state-of-the-art accommodation. This provides…

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