To establish the student accommodation sector as a global pioneer in the understanding, innovation, and enhancement of student and workplace wellbeing.
To accelerate the mass adoption of genuine sustainable practices across all aspects of student accommodation funding, financing, design, development and operations.
Global Student Living (GSL) is proud to host two Taskforces working to address the biggest challenges facing the student accommodation sector today – the wellbeing of our people, and of our planet.
Taskforce membership is free and open to any individual or organisation who shares our goals. Join today to stay in touch with our activity and learn how you can support and benefit from our work.
Bobbi HartshorneFounder, WellWise // Chair, Wellbeing Experts Group
Wellbeing is no longer a vague ambition but a scientific endeavour, and a strategic priority for any thriving community or organisation. The student accommodation sector has a unique opportunity to shape future lives, and be a blueprint for how employee and customer wellbeing should work together. There is a huge amount of great work being done, and a growing body of academic literature on which to build. This taskforce provides the collaborative framework the sector needs, within which the ambitions for our sector can be understood, innovated, and realised.
Sue ChurchillDirector, Church Lukas // Chair, Net-Zero Experts Group
Systemic change in real-estate is critical in response to climate and biodiversity emergencies. Student accommodation has a unique opportunity not only to lead change in the built environment, but also act as a platform to influence generations of young people who live within our communities. Many of the solutions already exist but aren't widely known, and cutting-edge research carried out by university partners needs to be given an industry outlet. This taskforce is an opportunity to join the dots – to collaborate, to share, to remove blockers and to rapidly accelerate transformational change.
Each Taskforce is led by an Industry Advisory Board (IAB) and an Experts Group (EG) made up of academics, real-world practitioners and industry leaders across finance, design, development and operations. Together, they work to identify and prioritise projects that will make a real difference to the lives of students now, and in the future.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions or ideas about the work of either the Net-Zero or Wellbeing Taskforce, please get in touch with our Taskforce Coordinator, Chris Lange.