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Research, insight & updates

What’s the latest research and insight from Unite Students? Delve into our findings on students, student life and student accommodation.

7 things you need to know about 2024’s university applicants

The Unite Students Applicant Index is the only research that tracks university applicants’ attitudes and confidence levels year on year, giving you the information you need to prepare for their arrival in autumn. The 2024 report is out now. So, here’s everything you need to know about the Applicant Index - and seven things you’ll want to know about this year’s incoming student cohort.

Applicant Index 2024: Joe Lister’s foreword

Joe Lister, Unite Students’ Chief Executive, shares his thoughts on our 2024 Applicant Index report – and how he’s seen some of the findings play out within his own family.

Student drug use: What accommodation teams need to know

Jenny Shaw looks at Universities UK's recent drugs guidance for Higher Education, and what student accommodation teams should know about it.

Interview: Meet Jay Khan, Head of Operations for London

New to the sector but with a wealth of experience in operations, Jay Khan - our new Head of Operations for London - talks us through his first impressions of the Higher Education sector, how his past experience has brought him to purpose-built student accommodation and how he plans to create a culture of excellence in our buildings.

What the 2024 UK General Election means for student accommodation

Political decisions can reshape the whole Higher Education landscape. So we enlisted an expert panel and host Jenny Shaw to tell us exactly what the 2024 UK General Election might mean for Higher Education, students and student accommodation in a special General Election podcast episode.

Architect Kirstie Reynolds: Why I’m passionate about design

Kirstie Reynolds, a University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde graduate, knew architecture was for her as it was a great opportunity to use her creative and logical attributes.
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London Stock Exchange welcomes Unite Students as PBSA provider marks 25th anniversary

Unite Students is delighted to celebrate its 25th anniversary year as a listed company.

3 things we learned from the HEPI Annual Conference

Last week, Jenny Shaw (HE External Engagement Director) was out and about at sector conferences including HEPI’s Annual Conference, with its focus on the forthcoming General Election. If you couldn’t make it to the event, here are Jenny’s three event takeaways for student accommodation.

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