The Winners of the Global Student Living Awards for the UK & Ireland, and for Europe, have been revealed at a ceremony held as part of the GSL Live ’22: Net-zero Student Living event in London on 20th October 2022.

The Awards are based exclusively on direct feedback from over 65,000 students surveyed about their experience, making them uniquely credible and highly prized industry accolades. Winners were named across 14 categories in the UK & Ireland, and 12 categories in Europe.

Fresh collect one of their 3 Global Student Living Awards

The biggest winners of the night for UK & Ireland were Fresh, who picked up 3 awards including Best Learning Environment for Eden Square in Coventry, Best Individual Property for Woodside House in Glasgow, and the headline award of Best Private Housing.

Queen Margaret University won Best Booking Experience and Best Customer Service, beating strong competition from across both University and Private providers. Student Living at the University of Derby also had a strong night, collecting Best Moving In Experience and the headline award of Best University Housing for the UK & Ireland.

Yugo won 4 awards across their European operations

In the Awards for Europe, Yugo came out on top in 4 categories including those for Environmental Management, Customer Service, Student Wellbeing, and the headline Best Private Housing award.

Nido won for Best Booking Experience in Europe, while sister brand Smart Studios (recently acquired by Round Hill Capital) picked up the European award for Best Moving In Experience.

The Best Small Operator category saw two new winners for 2022 with Nurtur Student Living winning for the UK & Ireland, and LIV Student winning the award for Europe.

Other winners on the night included BaseCamp, Goodenough College, Resa, University of Strathclyde, Livensa Living, aparto, Ulster University, CX-Place, Prime Student Living, Xior Student Housing, Hello Student, Nurtur Student Living and LIV Student.

See all the finalists and winners across all categories here

We’re delighted to be able to expand our Awards programme from the UK & Ireland into Europe for the first time this year. Despite increasing efforts to attract and retain the brightest international students, most European universities remain stubbornly ‘hands off’ about actually housing them. As a result it falls largely to the private sector working with local government to fill the gaps. These Awards are therefore vital to recognise excellence and further encourage the investment needed to deliver the safe and vibrant communities that students deserve.

Tim Daplyn, Founder & CEO, Global Student Living