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This Thursday, 16th August, marks the day of destiny for many students who have spent the past two years sweating, toiling and stressing over their A-Level work in the hopes of attaining a good university place and a spot on the degree course that will shape their future.

Despite the media ritual of claiming that the exams and process get easier every year, we can be confident that immense hard work has been expressed over the past few years and there will be a fair few nerves this…

Results day looms

The Times Higher Education supplement has published findings for the cheapest cities in the UK for student living. The research was undertaken by NatWest Student Living Index, which researched into the best value places in the UK for students.

The research surveyed almost 3,500 students about their cost of living in relation to things like cost of food, going out, accommodation and travel expenses. The survey took place across a total of 35 popular student cities in the UK to…

The cheapest cities for students in the UK

PBSA, or Purpose Built Student Accommodation, could be in line for a further growth boost say experts as new legislation is introduced to curb the rise of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

In student towns and cities there has been a rapid rise in the amount of PBSA developments, especially in the likes of Manchester and Leeds, but other areas such as Nottingham and areas in Wales are still dominated by HMO’s which are larger houses split into multiple rooms and charged…

New legislation could grow PBSA

The Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector is growing rapidly with new developments springing up in cities and towns across the UK at an unprecedented pace. There are not enough beds to go around in traditional university halls of residence and private developers are rushing to fill the gap.

The latest data from Savills shows the scale of the growth, with £4.5bn of student property being traded in 2016 and £5.3bn being traded in 2017. That is growth of almost 20% in a…

Does student accommodation drive businesses away?

Students looking at where to go to university traditionally look for institutions that perform well in their chosen subject, have excellent amenities and, of course, a smashing social scene. Today though, more and more undergraduates look for university locations which can match not only those key requirements, but also increasingly tight purse strings.

For this reason, Consumers’ Association Which? has released its new student budget calculator in an aim to help students decide…

Where is the cheapest place to study in the UK?