Housing & Community

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Does building size make a difference to the student accommodation experience?

There is a growing body of evidence that the design of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) impacts both the student experience and student wellbeing. We...
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PBSA residents increased expectations around customer service

Overall management is a key driver of overall student satisfaction and is the number one factor influencing student perceptions around value for money. In...
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Private Halls vs University Halls: who is delivering the better student experience?

Global Student Living Index (GSL Index) data highlights year after year that students who live in private halls have higher overall levels of satisfaction....
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GSL Index data highlights opportunity for improvement to safety and security in PBSA

As the new academic year begins, the safety and wellbeing of students is a key concern for students, their parents, universities, and accommodation providers...
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Where does environmental responsibility lie in PBSA buildings?

GSL Index data highlights that there is still a lot of work to be done to close the gap between student values and their...

Top 5 tips for delivering a positive move-in experience

More than a decade’s worth of Global Student Living Index (GSL Index) data highlights that when it comes to student accommodation, first impressions have...
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Social opportunities driving international student satisfaction

Analysis of the latest GSL Index data for a recently released GSL/CUBO report highlights that while international students are twice as likely to prioritise...
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Rising living costs influence student experience and accommodation preferences

As the cost-of-living crisis continues in the UK, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that pressures on students are only likely...
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UK Government’s push for ‘normal’ exam grading could signal clearing chaos for student accommodation

Almost 100,000 more school leavers in the UK could miss out on top A-level grades this year than last, an education expert has suggested,...
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Increasingly diverse search criteria raises challenges for student housing design and marketing

A report recently released into the UK student accommodation market highlights the challenges that face both designers and marketers of student accommodation in meeting...
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