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Unite Students

Unite Students is the UK’s largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country’s world-leading Higher Education sector.

Our common purpose is to provide a Home for Success for the students who live with us and to be the most trusted brand in the sector. Our brand promises are to provide a space to grow and thrive, to provide a place to belong and be there when students need us.

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Annual report and accounts

Focused on growth and sustainability

Annual General Meeting- 12 May 2022
The 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Thursday 12 May 2022. The formal Notice of the AGM, 2021 Annual Report, Preliminary Results presentation, Results of the AGM and other useful documents can be found below.

Why Unite Students?

Best-in-class operating platform

High quality portfolio

Substantial growth opportunities

Leadership in sustainability

High visibility over growth

Structurally growing sector

Unite Students:
Home for Success

Chief Executive Richard Smith talks about the purpose which drives Unite Students: Home for Success. He gives views on why everybody should have the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.

Research and insights

The climbing cost of living - Financial tips for students and parents

Our new independent research* has shown that students and parents are extremely worried about the increasing cost of living. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Blackbullion, a financial wellbeing platform with financial education and funding for students, to offer help and support for anyone who’s struggling to cope financially.

Research and insights

Living Black at University

Living Black at University is a major new report into Black students’ experience in UK student accommodation, commissioned by Unite Students and carried out by Halpin Partnership.

Sustainability

Unite Students Net Zero Pathway

At Unite Students we are committed to doing the right thing, which is why our new Sustainability Strategy, launched in 2021, includes a commitment to become net zero carbon across our operations and developments by 2030.

Information for investors

Helping investors to understand our purpose and business and how we will deliver long-term shareholder value.

Building communities where students can belong and grow

Explore our portfolio

Hayloft Point, Aldgate East, London

Construction work has now started again on a flagship 920-bed scheme on the site of a former 1960s office block in the City of London.

Latest updates

12/05/2022
Press releases
Unite Students named Student Accommodation Operator of the Year
Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, has been named Student Accommodation Operator of the Year at leading property sector awards, RESI. It was singled out for the way it supported students in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its student rent support provided since the outbreak of the pandemic totalled in excess of £100 million.
Accommodation Matters S04E03: The future of student mental health
9th – 15th May is Mental Health Awareness Week. For this month’s episode of Accommodation Matters, we take a deep-dive into current student mental health trends, the latest thinking in the student support sector, and what this means for the future of student mental health.
28/04/2022
Press releases
UNITE STUDENTS ANNOUNCES £65MILLION UPGRADE TO THREE PROPERTIES IN MANCHESTER
Unite Students, the UK's largest student accommodation operator, today announces a £64.58million upgrade across three of its Manchester properties – Parkway Gate, Kincardine Court and New Medlock House. Work on all three is due to be completed by September, the start of the 2022/ 23 academic year.
12/04/2022
Press releases
Unite Students launches commission to support national change following ‘Living Black at University’ report
Unite Students has launched a national commission to support the higher education and private student accommodation sectors’ response to its recently published Living Black at University report.