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03/01/2024
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Unite Students begins construction of new 719-bed student property in Stratford, London

Unite Students, the UK's largest provider of student accommodation, has begun the construction phase of its new £185million property in Stratford, London.
18/12/2023
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Unite Students to build 600-bed student accommodation at Temple Quarter, Bristol

Unite Students, the UK's largest provider of student accommodation, is set to build a new 600-bed development at the heart of Bristol's biggest ever regeneration project.
30/10/2023
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Unite Students provides new 24/7 wellbeing specialist support

Unite Students, the UK’s leading provider of student accommodation, is offering unique 24/7 wellbeing and mental health services to 70,000 students.
10/10/2023
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Unite Students completes £9.2m property refurbishment

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, has completed a £9.2million refurbishment at Oak Brook Park in Birmingham.
05/10/2023
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Unite Students announces chief executive succession

Unite Students, the UK's leading provider of student accommodation, today announces that Richard Smith has decided to step down as Chief Executive with effect from 31 December 2023.
21/09/2023
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Unite Students completes new £57m property to house 705 students in Nottingham

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, has completed work on its new £57million property in Nottingham.
14/09/2023
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Unite Students to buy 800-bed Glasgow scheme

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, is progressing with the purchase of a new 800-bed Glasgow project.
16/08/2023
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Unite Students starts work to enhance Rushford Court, Durham

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, has begun work to improve and extend its Rushford Court property in Durham, in partnership with Durham University.
01/08/2023
Investor

Unite Students commences work on its greenest ever new-build property

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, has started building one of its greenest ever purpose-built student accommodation properties.
25/07/2023
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INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2023

RECORD RESERVATIONS, INCREASING UNIVERSITY DEMAND AND SIGNIFICANT GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
07/07/2023
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One in three university applicants miss lessons due to mental health but show more resilience

Almost one in three applicants (30%) will start university this September with a history of missing education due to their mental health, according to the Unite Students 2023 Applicant Index.
29/06/2023
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Unite Students reveals £24million upgrade to three properties

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, today reveals a £24million refurbishment scheme across three of its UK properties – Station Court in London, Oak Brook Park in Birmingham, and Bridge House in Edinburgh.
18/05/2023
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Journey to a million: How do we accommodate a million applicants?

New insight from UCAS is highlighting the rapidly increasing pressure that is likely to faced in the student housing sector, with a projected 30% increase in higher education applicants by 2030. UCAS, in partnership with Unite Students and Knight Frank, has invited 50 key thinkers from across the UK as part of a national debate to give their view on tackling the challenges and seizing the opportunities.
03/04/2023
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Unite Students secures planning approval to enhance Rushford Court, Durham

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, has secured planning approval to improve and extend Rushford Court in Durham – with a view to establishing it as a college of Durham University.
27/03/2023
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Unite Students backs debate on access to UK higher education

New figures released from UCAS today indicate the UK could see up to 30% more higher education applicants over the remainder of the decade, intensifying competition for places and posing risks to disadvantaged students.
21/03/2023
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One in seven university students report having ADHD or being autistic, new study reveals

A major new report on student experience and neurodiversity shows more than 14 per cent of current university applicants report having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or are autistic. 
28/02/2023
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Results for the year ended 31 December 2022 – 28 February 2023

The Unite Group has today released their full year results for the year ended 31 December 2022 reporting on the Group's performance ahead of pre-pandemic peak and a strong outlook for 2023/24.
26/01/2023
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Unite Students announces two new appointments

Unite Students, the UK’s largest owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, is pleased to announce two new appointments: Asset Management Director and Group Development Director
10/01/2023
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Unite Students acquires new site in Stratford, London

Unite Students, the UK's leading provider of student accommodation, has completed the acquisition of Jubilee House, in Stratford, for £73million.
13/12/2022
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Unite Students partners with youth intervention charity

Unite Students, the UK’s leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, has partnered with Streets of Growth, a leading youth intervention charity.
08/12/2022
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Unite Students wins Operator of the Year 2022 award

Unite Students, the UK’s leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, won Operator of the Year award at this year’s Property Week’s 2022 Student Accommodation Awards.
04/11/2022
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Unite Students wins major award for market-leading performance

Unite Students has won a major award for its market-leading performance and student support during the last year.
20/10/2022
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Unite Students completes £65million refurbishment of three properties in Manchester

Unite Students has completed the £65million upgrade of three properties in Manchester.
10/10/2022
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Unite Students acquires pilot BTR investment

Unite Students, the UK's leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, has acquired 180 Stratford, a 178-unit purpose-built build-to-rent ('BTR') property in Stratford, East London for £71m.
22/09/2022
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Unite Students completes its latest development in Bristol

Unite Students has reached practical completion on Campbell House, its latest development in Bristol. Situated in the heart of the city, on the site of a former Georgian hospital, Unite Students latest development is named after one of the Bristol’s first Black ward sisters, Princess Campbell. The property spans six storeys and will provide beds for 431 students. It covers 109,000 sq ft, with investment totalling £45million.
15/09/2022
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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.
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
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.
27/07/2022
Investor

Half year results for the 6 months to 30 June 2022 – 27 July 2022

We have seen continued momentum in the first half, as earnings and dividends have grown strongly and reservations for the 2022/23 academic year are now ahead of pre-pandemic levels.
07/07/2022
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Manchester Pride recognises Unite Students’ commitment to equality

Unite Students, the UK’s largest operator of student accommodation, has had its equality, diversity and inclusion practices recognised by Manchester Pride.
15/06/2022
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Unite Students helps students make the leap to university

Unite Students has partnered with UCAS to deliver key skills in making the ‘leap’ to university to more prospective students.
09/06/2022
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Unite Students commits 1% annual profits to social initiatives every year

Unite Students has committed to donating 1% of annual profits to social initiatives going forward, amounting to a commitment of c.£2million a year.
12/05/2022
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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.
28/04/2022
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Unite Students announces £65million upgrade to three Manchester properties

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
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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.
04/04/2022
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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.
01/04/2022
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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.
30/03/2022
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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.
28/03/2022
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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.
21/03/2022
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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.

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