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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.

How are Unite Students keeping students safe during lockdown?

We share Unite Students' refreshed safety measures in light of how COVID-19 has developed over the academic year.

Students’ lockdown life: their experiences of living with Unite Students

Students talk about spending lockdown in their Unite Students accommodation, and the ups and downs of student life in a pandemic.

Accommodation Matters: The highlights

14/01/2021
Podcasts

Episode 5 – The Story So Far

The fifth episode of Accommodation Matters is available to listen to now.

COVID-19 Update: Rent Discount – 11th January 2021

Unite Students is announcing a rent discount for eligible students from 18 January onwards - find out more here.
21/12/2020
Updates

Creating a responsible and resilient business – December 2020

A commitment to “doing what’s right” is part of who we are at Unite Students...

2020: A Unite year in review

We look back at an extraordinary year, both for the challenges posed and the lessons learned by us all at Unite Students, as well as what we’ve achieved beyond Covid.
18/12/2020
Corporate blogs

Unite Students supports youth homeless prevention in Bristol

Unite Students supports youth homeless prevention in Bristol

The UK remains attractive to international students – but 2021 will be different

Professor Sir Steve Smith, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, shares his thoughts on what 2020 has meant for the UK’s standing in the international HE market, the positives to take away from the year, and what this means for the future of international recruitment.

Meeting international students’ expectations in 2021

Bernadette Cochonat, Senior International Sales Manager, outlines some of the challenges for international students over the coming year.
10/12/2020
Podcasts

Episode 4 – international students

The fourth episode of Accommodation Matters is available to listen to now

Staying Put For Christmas

We take a look at the students staying in their accommodation over Christmas: why they stay, what we're doing, and the importance of inclusive communications.

A safe place during the storm

David Marr summarises how Unite Students is keeping students safe, informed and connected during Covid.

Prioritising students’ mental health and wellbeing during COVID

UWE Bristol's Vice Chancellor, Professor Steve West, considers the student mental health implications of Covid.
19/11/2020
Podcasts

Episode 3 – student mental health and wellbeing

The third episode of Accommodation Matters is available to listen to now
12/11/2020
Updates

Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Student Survey November 2020

New research reveals students intend to continue their university courses in January

A little help from their friends: Peer-based student support through lockdown

In this post, we look at the findings that show the benefits of peer-to-peer support – something we’re already making the most of here at Unite Students.

Never be lonely: Keeping students connected during COVID

As part of our Unite Against Loneliness campaign, Unite Students looks at how student accommodation can facilitate safe socialisation amid COVID-19.
20/10/2020
Corporate blogs

Unite Students donates £40,000 to UK charities

Unite has donated a total of £40,000 to three UK charities on behalf of its employees
16/10/2020
Blogs

Leapskills

Unite Students helps students to manage the 'leap' to university
15/10/2020
Podcasts

Episode 2 – the transition into university life

The second episode of Accommodation Matters is available to listen to now
15/10/2020
Podcasts

Episode 1 – the return to campus

New podcast launches for anyone associated with student accommodation
08/10/2020
Updates

COVID-19 Assured

Unite Students receives certificate of COVID-19 Assurance from British Safety Council

Time to reach out

25/09/2020
Corporate blogs

White Rose View, Leeds – completed on schedule during Covid lockdown

Unite Students completes 976-bed home for students to schedule during lockdown
25/09/2020
Corporate blogs

Bristol Pride thanks Unite Students

Daryn Carter, Chief Operating Officer of Bristol Pride, thanks Unite for support

Accommodation Matters – A Unite Students Podcast

Unite Students is pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, Accommodation Matters. Student accommodation has always been a driving force behind the student experience, as the foundation of friendships, life skills and independence - so Accommodation Matters will shine a light on the light on accommodation's importance, and the issues that really matter.
17/09/2020
Podcasts

Accommodation Matters Podcast

New podcast launches for anyone associated with student accommodation

How far should “student safety” go? – A ‘Secret Life of Students’ Blog

08/09/2020
Corporate blogs

Unite Students is headline sponsor of Bristol Pride for 4th year

Celebrating Pride in 2020 - including virtual events available to everyone
07/09/2020
Corporate blogs

Welcoming Students in 2020

How we are safely welcoming students to their new homes for the 2020/21 academic year

‘I finally feel like I’m living my life as me’: Georgina on being gay at university

'Room for everyone' is one of Unite Students' values. In the following article, resident Georgina tells the story of her journey to finally living her life as herself at university.
21/08/2020
Corporate blogs

Unite signs up to CyclingWorks Bristol

Unite strives to ensure a positive impact on local communities across the UK

Creating Community: The Role of Student Ambassadors

Phil Francis tells you all you need to know about the Unite Students student ambassador scheme and how it's adapted to Covid.

How the transition to university looks for this year’s cohort

Amid uncertainty and the continuing challenges of Covid, Jo Blair looks at what the 2020 university transition will look like for new students.

There is no grief like the grief that doesn’t speak

Jenny Dalzell shares her thoughts on supporting bereaved students and her own personal experiences of grief.
07/08/2020
Corporate blogs

Watch our video update on living with us this year

Unite Students is committed to providing safe and secure accommodation this coming term

A festival from afar: My key takeaways from “The Festival of Higher Education”

Jenny Shaw summarises some of the key messages from this year's digital Festival of Higher Education.

The Home Charter – fostering a safe and secure environment amid Covid-19

Sarah Dixon outlines Unite Students' Home Charter, encouraging a supportive and safe living environment for students.

Imposter Syndrome: What it is and how it can affect students

Frances Abbott, Student Support Manager at Unite Students, shares her experience of Imposter Syndrome, what you need to know about it, and how it can impact on students.

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