Finalists have been announced across all 15 categories of the Global Student Living Awards for the UK & Ireland, and 11 categories for Europe.

The Global Student Living Awards are based exclusively on direct feedback from over 100,000 students surveyed about their experience, making them uniquely credible and highly prized industry accolades.

A total of 31 different universities and operators have made the shortlists in the UK & Ireland. Student Castle Property Management leads the private operators, having been shortlisted in six categories including Best Private Housing. The University of Derby is the lead teaching institution, having also made the shortlist in six different categories including Best University Housing.

We are delighted to be shortlisted again at this year’s awards and it is great to see the team nominated in so many categories. Our participation in the survey provides us with valuable insights and benchmarks about the student experience and ensures we never rest on our laurels but strive to innovate and improve, responding to student feedback on key areas.

Steve Ward, Head of Student Living at Derby

Hello Student and Host have each achieved five shortlistings in the UK & Ireland, including Best Learning Environment for Talbot Point in Nottingham and Shand House in Cardiff respectively.

Host are one of five operators shortlisted for the new Inclusivity Impact Award that recognises excellence in student accommodation delivery for more vulnerable student groups including disabled, neurodiverse, LGBTQ+ and ethnic minorities.

To once again be shortlisted for the Global Student Living Awards is a huge honour for the Host team. We’re also honoured to be named as one the first finalists in the new Inclusivity Impact Award, recognising the efforts made by our property teams across the UK and Ireland to create an inclusive environment for our residents.

Sam Hollex, Director of Operations, Host

We’re thrilled to be nominated for the Inclusivity Impact Award! Bristol is a very diverse and inclusive city. To know from first-hand feedback that our accommodation experience is matching the reasons why students choose to come to UWE Bristol, and the city itself, is a huge accomplishment.

Spokesperson, UWE Bristol

Queen Margaret University, Edge Hill University and University of Liverpool are each shortlisted for four awards, including Best University Housing.

Prime Student Living, Nurtur and Yugo are also on four UK & Ireland shortlists each, while Fresh has made the shortlist for three awards.

We are delighted that Yugo has been named as a finalist for several GSL Awards categories. This recognition reflects our dedication to creating extraordinary living experiences for our students and empowering them to live their best lives.

Simon Griffiths, Regional Director UK & Ireland, Yugo

The University of Lincoln, Ulster University, University of Nottingham, Lancaster University, LIV Student, Study Inn and Nido Living are shortlisted for two UK & Ireland awards each.

Completing the list of 2024 finalists for the UK & Ireland are; Homes for Students, aparto, Novel Student, Campus Living Villages, Kaplan Living, University of Strathclyde, Optivo, Goodenough College, International Students House, Universal Student Living, Derwent Students, UWE Bristol and Luxury Student Homes.

We are over the moon to be shortlisted for Best Individual Property (UK & Ireland). Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Global Student Living team. The valuable feedback we receive from students fuels our commitment to enhancing our aparto experience and providing best in class customer service for our aparto residents.

Sharon Morrison, General Manager, aparto The Combworks, Aberdeen
Yugo student podcast studio

In the European awards, Yugo have been shortlisted in eight different categories.

Novel and Nido Living have each achieved seven European shortlistings, followed by Collegiate AC Group with six and Student Experience with three.

Together, these five operators make up the shortlist for the headline Best Private Housing award.

We are thrilled to be recognized as finalists in multiple categories at the prestigious Global Student Living Awards. We are especially proud of the direct student feedback that forms the basis of these awards, reflecting our dedication to understanding and meeting the needs of our student community.

Spokesperson, Collegiate AC Group

Nido has always focussed on its core values of wellbeing, sustainability, community, and design & technology and to be shortlisted for all these awards is brilliant news and highlights the hard work and dedication of our teams.

Suraiya Comunello, Chief Marketing Officer, Nido Living

CampusX have been shortlisted for three European awards while those operators making the shortlist for two award categories include Camplus, Student Depot, Xior Student Housing, Livensa Living, The Social Hub, Micampus, Neon Wood (for Neon Wood Frankfurt Riedberg), and THE FIZZ.

We are absolutely delighted to have received an astounding eight nominations for this year’s awards. We are extremely proud that the dedication of our property teams has been highlighted across multiple categories of these student-led awards, with all nominations representing key facets of student satisfaction.

Michelle Singleton, Senior Operations Director, Novel Student

The full list of private operator finalists for Europe also includes Staytoo, Kley Student Residences, Basecamp, Resa and YOUNIQ.

Nido Living, Novel and Yugo are the only operators to be finalists in both the UK & Ireland and the European Awards.

The winners of the Global Student Living Awards will be announced at special awards ceremony on the evening of 17th October 2024 in London.

A full list of finalists for each category can be found here.