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‘Creating meaningful change’: A Living Black at University Conference

The Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University is delighted to announce ‘Creating meaningful change’, a conference discussing how to make student accommodation a place of belonging for Black students. This one-day event, to be held on Monday 7th November, will bring together universities, accommodation providers, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leads in the sector.
15/09/2022
Press releases

Unite Students’ new flagship development in London reaches practical completion

Unite Students has reached practical completion on its new flagship development in London. Hayloft Point, located in the heart of central London in Aldgate, spans 24-storeys and will provide beds for 920 students. It covers 29,000 sq metres in total and had development costs of £190m.

Interview: Scotland’s changing student accommodation sector

In her 18 years in the Higher Education sector, Jo Blair has worked her way up to become one of Scotland’s foremost purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) experts. As she moves into a new role as Head of Quality and Standards at Unite Students, we caught up with her about her new role, her experiences working with the Scottish government, and what the future holds for the Scottish PBSA market.

How can we use data to improve Black students’ experience?

The July meeting of the Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University explored how knowledge and data could be better harnessed to meet the needs of Black students and staff.
17/08/2022
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Five top tips to ensure students are ready for life at university

Five top tips on how to best prepare for starting at university, including how to deal with the rise in cost of living, go-to recipes for healthy eating and finding out about the city students are about to live in
09/08/2022
Podcasts

Preparing for 2022’s new students

Our latest episode of Accommodation Matters explores the findings of our recent applicant survey in more detail, including what this means on the ground, what the sector is doing to prepare for their arrival, and some areas of focus for the future.
08/08/2022
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Unite Students gives employees £500 payment to help with rising cost of living pressures

Unite Students is giving its employees a £500 one-off payment to help with the rising cost of living.

What do we know about the UK’s postgraduate students?

The UK’s postgraduate population exploded during the pandemic – but who are they, and what are some of the policy pressures around this demographic? This blog has been kindly contributed by Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher – the representative body for over 40 universities and higher education colleges in London.

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