Portsmouth Students Get Best Value

A recent survey carried out by Royal Bank of Scotland has put Edinburgh as the most expensive place for students to live and work in the UK and has indicated Portsmouth Students get the best value. the survey took into … Continued

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Demand for student housing continues through the night

Many considering student property as a way of investing in property, may wonder with the recent new builds is there still a need for property in this arena, and is the demand for student housing continuing. The answer appears to … Continued

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Should Purpose Built Student Accommodation Be Part Of A UK Property Portfolio

In recent years we have seen considerable investment both by private individual investors and also large institutional investors into the student accommodation sector. In a market that has seen an increasing demand which looks set to continue should student accommodation … Continued

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Student Property Highlights Student Numbers For Universities

We have seen the recent headlines with universities unprepared for this years student numbers. Student property was the focus with reports that students were forced to share single rooms. With the uncapping coming in to place fully in the next … Continued

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More Stock Needed For Student Accommodation

The timing of the government’s decision to increase the number of university places this year did not give the universities much notice and some universities struggled to meet the demand for student accommodation. Letting and agents in some areas have … Continued

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Student Property Investors Must Make The Grade To Maximise Returns

During the October open days universities are opening their doors to prospective students for the next academic year. As students review the university and courses offered and results,  student property investors should note that similar reviews are being made of … Continued

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QS World University Rankings, A reason to invest in student property ?

2014 marks the 10th anniversary edition of the QS World University Rankings, which were first published in 2004. The decade has seen a substantial increase in the international mobility of students with many students considering studying abroad. There has also … Continued

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Student Reforms, A Good Result For Student Property Investment

UCAS published their final suite of figures for university places on the 29th August, 15 days after A level results day. It is interesting to look at these results and see what the effect of the changes introduced by George … Continued

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Investing In Student Properties ? Is The Market Mature?

The latest update recently published by The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)indicates that more than 100,000 UK applicants aged 20 and over have now been accepted into universities and colleges this year. These figures following the results of 2013, … Continued

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More Students Accepted Through Clearing, Is More Student Housing Required

Just a week ago a level students were anxiously checking their results and UCAS reported more students than ever before had already secured a place on a degree course. In their statistical release they advised at that point 396,990 students … Continued

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University Student numbers at record levels after the undergrad level is raised

Last Thursday was A level results day and as students discovered their results, more of them than ever before had already secured a place on a degree course. In line with the government’s policy There are an extra 30,000 university … Continued

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University Student Applications increase by 4%

As many prospective university students anxiously await their A level results next week, it is interesting to look at recent reports on the numbers applying to attend university. UCAS in July published their statistics on all full-time undergraduate applications which … Continued

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If universities buy the debt of their graduates, would this change the university experience?

Ex Universities Minister David Willetts has recent called for universities to buy the debt of their graduates? Would such a radical change in the university system alter the whole university experience such as university course selected, student accommodation and graduate … Continued

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Do rising student numbers indicate a long term future for student accommodation investment ?

As teenagers wait anxiously for their exam results just a few days away, it is interesting to consider how many will attend university. UCAS in their end of cycle report for 2013 reported record figures but will this be repeated? … Continued

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Will Uncapped Student Numbers Benefit Those Investing In Student Property?

In December 2013 the Chancellor George Osborne announced in his budget that the cap on student numbers would be scrapped. So is this a positive sign for those investing in student property ? The most obvious answer is yes, as … Continued

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Is Luxury Student Accommodation A lucrative Property Investment

Despite concerns in some quarters regarding the costs of university education it seems that the UK University population is demonstrating a preference for luxury student accommodation. The Telegraph reported last week that overseas students in Central London are beating young … Continued

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Students At The Heart Of The System

In the summer of 2011 the government released a Higher Education White Paper “students at the heart of the system” three years on  it is interesting to see what has happened to university education in the UK since the paper … Continued

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Investing in student properties

There has in the last couple of years, been considerable investment in the student accommodation sector which leads to the obvious question,  is it still a good idea to invest on this area of the market? Student accommodation has been … Continued

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