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Why invest in Unite?

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.

Students playing monopoly at the table
OUR STRATEGY

Our strategic objectives

DELIVERING FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND UNIVERSITIES

ATTRACTIVE RETURNS FOR SHAREHOLDERS

A RESPONSIBLE AND RESILIENT BUSINESS

Six compelling reasons to invest in Unite Students

Structurally growing sector

  • Demographic growth.
  • Rising HE participation.
  • Growing international demand.

High-quality portfolio

  • Aligned to the strongest universities.
  • Investing to enhance our operational estate.

Best-in-class operating platform

  • Over 60 university relationships.
  • Sector-leading operating margins.

High visibility over returns

  • Targeting 4.5-5.0% rental growth for 2023/24 academic year
  • 6,000 bed development pipeline

Substantial growth opportunities

  • Market share gains from HMO sector.
  • £150-200m development spend p.a.
  • New university partnerships.

Leadership in sustainability

  • Net zero carbon by 2030.
  • Helping students succeed.

The unite group plc
Annual report and accounts

Focused on growth and sustainability