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01/04/2022
Press releases

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
Press releases

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
Press releases

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.
08/03/2022
Press releases

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.
23/02/2022
Investor

Results for the year ended 31 December 2021 – 23 February 2022

09/02/2022
Press releases

Student drug use: reducing harm and tackling supply

Universities UK (UUK) has announced new work in partnership with Unite Students, GuildHE and Independent HE, to set out a common approach to reduce harms from drug use and better tackle supply.
03/02/2022
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New report explores experience of Black students in UK student accommodation

A new report ‘Living Black at University’ examines the experiences of Black students living in student accommodation in the UK.
24/01/2022
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Unite Students acquires new development site in Nottingham city centre

Unite Students has acquired a new development site in the heart of Nottingham City Centre. The site has planning consent for a 270-bed development. It will be the first development Unite Students has built in Nottingham city centre.
12/01/2022
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Trading update and Q4 fund valuations

Unite Students, the UK's leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, today announces an update on current trading alongside quarterly property valuations for the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund ('USAF') and the London Student Accommodation Joint Venture ('LSAV') as at 31 December 2021.
12/01/2022
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New appointment: Unite Students appoints new Commercial Director

New appointment: Shauna Campbell has joined Unite Students from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group plc) as Commercial Director.
15/12/2021
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Unite Students launches pathway to Net Zero

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, has released a new document outlining its pathway to net zero by 2030, including targets for carbon reduction now formally validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
04/11/2021
Press releases

New appointment: Unite Students appoints new operations director

Paul Watson has joined Unite Students from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group plc)
02/11/2021
Press releases

Unite Students donates £30,000 to Manjit Wolstenholme Fund

Unite Students has contributed to The Manjit Wolstenholme Fund established in her honour to support children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Bradford, West Yorkshire

9 in 10 parents experienced grief after kids left for university this year

Our new independent research shows empty nest syndrome is hitting hard.
09/09/2021
Sustainability

£450 million sustainability-linked revolving credit facility

We have agreed and signed a £450 million sustainability-linked unsecured revolving credit facility (“RCF”) from HSBC, NatWest and Royal Bank of Canada.
26/08/2021
Sustainability

Unite Students commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030 by joining RE100 – 26th August 2021

Unite Students has joined the global initiative.
27/07/2021
Investor

Half year results for the 6 months to 30 June 2021 – 27 July 2021

The business has once again shown its resilience in the first half and is now positioned for growth.
27/07/2021
Property

Unite Students exchanges on new development site in Stratford, London – 27th July 2021

The scheme is being targeted for delivery in 2025/26, subject to planning approval.
26/07/2021
Sustainability

Unite Students to build one of UK’s most sustainable PBSA blocks – 26 July 2021

Unite Students is targeting its first fully net zero carbon building in London
20/07/2021
Property

New property in Bristol to be named after city’s first Black hospital ward sister – 20th July 2021

The city’s former Bristol Royal Infirmary site will become Campbell House

Rise in eating disorders amongst students sparks concern – 30 June 2021

Our latest survey shows a rise of students suffering with eating disorders

Students call for stronger action on climate change – 09 June 2021

Including campus bans on single-use plastics, fines for peers and annual limits on flights
28/04/2021
Sustainability

Unite Students Signs Power Purchase Agreement with npower – 29 April 2021

Unite Students signs a deal for a fifth of its electricity to be sourced from renewable wind power.
07/04/2021
Investor

Results for the year ended 31 December 2020 – 16 March 2021

29/03/2021
Property

Unite Students disposes of properties for £133million – 30 March 2021

Unite Students announces the disposal of eight properties, for £133million
23/03/2021
Business update

Video – One Year since the start of the first lockdown – 26 March 2021

We look back at how we have responded to the pandemic
21/03/2021
Property

Unite Students wins planning approval for Nottingham development – 22 March 2021

Unite Students has been granted planning approval for a new development in Nottingham
18/03/2021
Investor

Unite Students appoints new Chief Customer Officer – 18 March 2021

Karan Khanna joins the Unite Student executive team
11/03/2021
Property

Unite Students opens development in Manchester – 11 March 2021

Unite Students opens new £82.5m development in Manchester
04/03/2021
Business update

Unite Students announces further rent discount – 5 March 2021

Unite Students announces a further three- week rent discount

Students’ mental health hit by Covid-19

Students’ mental health hit by Covid-19, but majority say university life has positive effect
02/02/2021
Business update

Unite Students extends rent discount – 3 February 2021

Unite Students announces extension to rent discount

Our students show resilience during national lockdown – 29 January 2021

Some of our customers reflect on their experiences during lockdown
11/01/2021
Business update

Unite Students announces rent discount – 11 January 2021

Unite Students announces rent discount following the Government's lockdown announcement
18/12/2020
Sustainability

Students donate items worth more than £1m to charity

25/11/2020
Property

Unite Students granted planning permission in Edinburgh – 25 November 2020

Unite Students granted planning permission for new 298-bed development in Abbey Lane
20/11/2020
Property

Acquisition of new development site in central London – 20 November 2020

Unite Students announces the acquisition of a new 800-bed development site in Paddington
26/10/2020
Investor

Appointment of Chairman Designate – 26 October 2020

Phil White to retire as Chairman in 2021, to be succeeded by Richard Huntingford
08/10/2020
Investor

Trading update and Q3 fund valuations – 08 October 2020

Unite Group announces update on current trading and Q3 property valuations for USAF & LSAV

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