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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.
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.
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.
Rising cost of living increases pressure on parents with children at university – new study by Unite Students
New independent research commissioned by Unite Students shows parents and students at university are feeling the impact of the rising cost of living. With financial anxiety at high levels, Unite has partnered with Blackbullion to offer support to students and parents in a free downloadable guide.
Careers advice driving inequality in education, report shows
The Social Market Foundation has published a report, sponsored by Unite Students, which shows careers advice is still “socially patterned” - schools in wealthier areas tend to steer children towards higher education, while schools in less affluent places are more likely to emphasise vocational routes.
In remembrance of Sabita Thanwani
Following last night's vigil in remembrance of Sabita Thanwani at London's City University, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. On behalf of everyone at Unite Students, our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
Unite Students invites applications for lease of new community space in Tower Hamlets, London
Unite Students has opened applications for the lease and management of a new community space at its Middlesex Street development in Tower Hamlets. It is hoped the new community space will be utilised sympathetic to the site’s heritage – a former Shakespearean-era playhouse.
Message from Unite Students’ Chief Executive Richard Smith regarding tragic death of Sabita Thanwani
Message: This is an unprecedented event for our business and a shock to us all. On behalf of everyone at Unite Students, I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sabita Thanwani. Our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
Unite Students to dispose of eleven properties for £306 million
Unite Students, the UK's leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, today announces the disposal of a portfolio of 11 properties, comprising 4,488 beds for £306 million, providing the Group with capacity to fund its £1 billion development pipeline and explore additional growth opportunities.
Research, insight & updates
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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.
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