Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Rise of Investment in Student Accommodation

It’s safe to say that Brexit has rocked the boat a little in terms of what the future holds for the United Kingdom.

Survey: What Do the Students of 2020 Expect?

In our latest survey, we’ll be asking future university students exactly what their expectations are when it comes to their accommodation.

How To Design A Room That’s Perfect For Sleep

Designing a great living space is about more than just modern furniture and complementary colours. Last year, our Psychology of Design Guide looked at the science behind designing a room and the variables you need to consider. However, high-quality design isn’t only important for productivity and wellbeing; it can also play a part in the…

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How Facilities Managers Can Help Students Succeed

With so much on their plates, students need to be able to rest, revise, and write essays in the comfort of their homes away from home. Hence why contemporary student accommodation is expected to provide a lot more than just a roof overhead – or even a place where the WiFi connects itself for that…

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The Future of Student Accommodation

In our latest insight piece, we outline “The Future of Student Accommodation”. Pulling together thought from industry leaders, and key issues such as tuition fees, Brexit and technology, we paint a picture of the past, present and future of the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation industry. We argue that the demand for high-quality student accommodation will only…

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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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