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Our Awards

What makes us Award winning?

At Unite Students we’re driven by a common purpose: to provide a Home for Success to both our residents and our employees.

Our Awards reflect our commitment to our core values of doing what's right and raising the bar together.

We've been recognised for our work in:


Our latest developments; Hayloft Point, London and Campbell House, Bristol


Our commitment to creating a positive impact through people and places


Our commitment to student and employee wellbeing initiatives


Our work in Diversity, Inclusion, and our commitment to lifelong learning through The Academy

WINNER: Property Week’s RESI Awards

Student Accommodation Operator of the Year 2023

We won 'Student Accommodation Operator of the Year' for the second year running at Property Week’s RESI Awards.

The award recognises our commitment to supporting students' mental and physical health as well as our diversity and inclusion initiatives. Judges said: "Given the challenging economic environment, during this award year unite students has continued to prioritise supporting its students, particularly as the ongoing cost-of-living crisis places significant pressure on students and their families.

WINNER: Property Week’s Property Awards

Alternatives Team of the Year 2023

Our win highlighted our achievements with developments and operations, plus innovation, employee initiatives and 'the academy' our commitment to employee development, providing our employees with lifelong learning opportunities client feedback, diversity and inclusion, and our sustainability agenda.

Tom Brewerton said: "It’s great to be recognised in this way for a raft of accomplishments across many parts of our business."

WINNER: Student Crowd's Student Voice Awards 2023

Best Properties

Students have voted five of our properties across the country as ‘Best Properties’ in Student Crowd’s Student Voice Awards 2023

Cambrian Point, Cardiff, Angel Lane, London, Sky Plaza, Leeds, New Medlock House, Manchester and Brass Founders, Sheffield were voted first place whilst three of our properties were also awarded second place and eight won third place.

The Student Voice Awards are given to the highest rated properties based on authentic student reviews on the Student Crowd platform. Students are asked to score us out of 5 in 7 key areas. They then give us an overall score and describe their experience living with us.


FINALIST: Property Weeks Student Accommodation Awards

Developer of the Year 2023

The finalist status recognises us for our employee cost-of-living financial support with a one-off £500 payment to its frontline property teams and committment to being a Real Living Wage employer – the first in the sector.

It also calls out our commitment to donating 1% of our annual adjusted earnings, equating to £2million, to two social initiatives as well as our Living Black at University work which considers the experiences of Black students living in UK student accommodation.

We continue to focus on ESG, investing £13.9million in energy efficient projects across the estate and committing developing our first-ever certified new build net zero carbon property: Jubilee House in Stratford.

Unite Students completes new £57m property to house 705 students in Nottingham
Unite Students with the Operator of the Year award at the Student Accommodation Awards 2022

FINALIST: Property Weeks Student Accommodation Awards

Operator of the Year 2023

Unite Students are proud to be Property Weeks Student Accommodation of the Year 'Operator of the Year 2023'. The award recognises a number of our achievements including our cost-of-living support for both students and our front line teams, our student support frameworks 'Support to Stay' and 'Financial Support to Stay', our dedication to supporting local communities and driving important discussions within the sector.

With a new academic year rapidly approaching, we wanted to know what new and exciting initiatives are being rolled out to enhance the student experience in purpose-built student accommodation around the UK – so we asked you, our listeners, to submit their own contributions about what they’re doing differently for the 2023/24 academic year.
Unite Students with the Operator of the Year award at the Student Accommodation Awards 2022

FINALIST: Inside Housing’s Development Awards

Best Development finalist 2023

Our Hayloft Point, London property has been shortlisted for ‘Best Development’ at the Inside Housing’s Development Awards which will be held in September 2023.

Hayloft Point, located in the heart of central London, is Unite Student’s new flagship purpose-built student accommodation development. It spans 24-storeys and will provide beds for 920 students. It covers 29,000 sq m in total and had development costs of £190m.

Facilities include outdoor and indoor social spaces, modern study facilities, a free gym, as well as a cinema, games and karaoke rooms. Sustainability has been prioritised through the design and development phases with solar panels on the roof, air source heat pumps throughout, and bike storage facilities on each floor.

Hayloft Point, London
Hayloft Point Solar Panels