Housing & Community

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‘Pod’ rooms proposed to alleviate UK student housing pressures

A new lower-cost purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) model, which would include smaller "pod-type" rooms of just 10 square metres (including an en-suite), could help...

GSL Announces Finalists for 2024 Booking and Moving In Awards

Student feedback gathered from the latest wave of the Global Student Living Index (2023 Q4) in the UK & Ireland and in Europe, has...
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Latest student accommodation data shows overall improvements in the moving-in experience

Over ten years’ worth of Global Student Living Index (GSL Index) data highlights that first impressions count when it comes to student accommodation. The...
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Student accommodation budget concerns ease as 9 in 10 signal interest in premium features

Accommodation has never been more important to students when making their decision of where to study, according to the latest figures from the Global...
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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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