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It’s often said that young people should be encouraged to follow their dreams and that as long as they work hard and apply themselves, they can achieve whatever they want. That much may be broadly true, however, a recent report has revealed that the reality can be greatly different to the ambitions of many students.

With student numbers steadily rising year-on-year since the early 2000’s, more and more young people have their sights set on a university education and a well-paying…

Student’s career aspirations are disconnected from reality

The latest Student Accommodation Survey by Knight Frank has revealed that overall, students living in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) are the most satisfied with their university accommodation.

The survey collected data from 60,000 domestic and foreign students that live and study in the UK. It explored various topics that related to student accommodation, including student satisfaction and student wellbeing.

In their survey, Knight Frank found that an overwhelming number…

Students living in PBSA schemes are the most satisfied in their accommodation

Liverpool is currently in the midst of a massive regeneration plan worth a staggering £14 billion, with the hopes of improving the already impressive economy, and 2020 is set to be an extremely prosperous year for the Merseyside metropolitan borough. Numerous developments are expected to see a large amount of progress throughout the year, with the economical boost only adding to the city’s appealing buy-to-let market. One of the most attractive sectors in the buy-to-let market is…

Liverpool’s regeneration and what it means for student property investment

The Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) investment market in the UK has been one of the highest performing sectors in recent years, and 2020 is shaping up to be even better.

Real Estate advisors JLL recently released their ‘UK Student Housing Report 2019’ in which they delve into how supply pressures for UK purpose-built student accommodation will continue to drive the demand in the coming years.

The report found that, thanks to numerous varying factors, that the long-term…

JLL: Positive outlook for student housing in the UK as we enter 2020

The past decade has seen purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) go from strength-to-strength and now, the sector has overtaken university-owned accommodation and accounts for over half of student beds in the UK. In the past ten years, investment into PBSA has proved to be extremely prosperous - in research carried out by Knight Frank last May, it was revealed that investment into PBSA reached a record high of USD $16.3 billion which surpassed the previous high of USD $15.9 billion…

PBSA is set to be the investment of choice for the 2020s