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For the second year running, total investment in UK student accommodation has breached £2 billion, as £2.1 billion was cultivated in to the sector over the 12 months of 2013.

In contrast to many other property asset classes, student accommodation has experienced a boom in regional investment outside of London. In 2013, 88 per cent of the reported £2.1 billion invested went to regional schemes across thirty different towns and cities.

Locations such as Manchester and Liverpool are…

UCAS figures for the 2013/14 intake have indicated that nationally, university acceptances are at their highest ever levels.

According to a report by CBRE, 2013 saw 495,600 acceptances by domicile applicants accepted on higher education courses, 30,700 (6.6%) more than in the 2012/13 cycle, and the highest number of acceptances recorded in any cycle.

Students from the UK accounted for the majority of acceptances, totalling around 87 per cent, and resulted in the highest number of…

Student Numbers at Highest Recorded level for 2013/14 Intake

The prestige of British universities continues to ascend as a record six British universities are ranked in the top twenty universities throughout the world.

The well-regarded rankings from QS World University Ranks gave nearly half of the top ten placing’s to UK universities with Cambridge University ranking highest at number three, while another three UK universities, University College London, Imperial College London and Oxford University filled the next three places…

“As the student accommodation market moves from being an ‘alternative investment’ to an established property sector, Global Property Scene takes a look back at the market and asks whether private student accommodation is here to stay.”

Over the past decade, the UK property market has undergone a staggering transformation; with the more traditional forms of buy-to-let investments being shunned in favour of so-called alternative ventures. One sector which has clearly risen…

The changing face of the student property market

19,000 more students have applied to study at UK universities this year compared to 2012, according to the Universities & Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS)

Applications to study in the 2013/14 academic year totalled at 637,456, compared with 618,250 last year, a 3.1% year-on-year increase, despite the rise in tuition fees.

The 2013 total included 5,000 more 18 year olds, determining that 35.5% of 18 year olds now apply to university; an impressive result considering the 18 year old…