Housing & Community

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US students want PBSA that improves their job prospects

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Students in the US want their purpose-built student accommodation to help them achieve success after university, according to a New York Times feature on...
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France’s affordable housing solution – intergenerational homeshares

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Facing issues in supply of both eldercare and affordable housing for students, France has sought to tackle both problems simultaneously by encouraging intergenerational homeshares. The...
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Housing shortage pushes German students to create their own affordable accommodation

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Students in the German town of Heidelberg are building their own affordable student accommodation, in response to rising rents caused by a local housing...
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Eight ways students can better integrate with the local community

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We all know that human beings are social animals, and with that comes a basic need to belong. The benefits of social connectedness are...

A global perspective: the impact of accommodation on student wellbeing

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From the Global Student Living Conference 2018. Head here to register your interest for future GSL conferences, and learn more about the GSL...
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Egyptian students receive ‘love lessons’ from their government

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Egypt's government has introduced marriage lessons for university students, as part of an initiative to cut spiralling divorce rates. The scheme is called 'Mawadda',...
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Bristol students’ strike convinces uni to prioritise affordable accommodation

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A student accommodation protest has persuaded the University of Bristol to reduce the price of their student halls. Over 150 Bristol students withheld their...
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Students set up Ireland’s first Traveller society in Galway

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Irish Traveller students at NUI Galway have launched the first student society for Travellers in the Republic of Ireland, in partnership with the Galway Traveller Movement. The...
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Mosque attacks: Muslim students hopeful, NZ foreign student sector afraid

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The New Zealand Herald’s Education Reporter, Simon Collins, says that times are uncertain for New Zealand’s $5billion foreign student sector in the wake of...
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Accommodation theft precaution leads to tragedy in Chinese dorm fire

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A door fitted to prevent the theft of students’ electric scooters from their accommodation was responsible for the death of five students in a fire in...
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