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The recent governmental changes in regards to the amount that universities in the UK can charge annually for their courses, was initially predicted to have a negative impact on student applications. Yet in reality, the figures reported by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for the 2012/2013 academic year (the first year in which the tuition fee rise of £9,000 came into effect) only show a 7.4% drop, something which universities are keen to highlight as an…

Student applications continue to rise, in spite of UK tuition fee increase

Consistently out-performing traditional investments in the commercial property sector throughout 2011, student accommodation is proving that it is still the leading asset class when it comes to lucrative rental yields for investors.

The continuing shortage of purpose-built student accommodation throughout the UK is driving developers to diversify their portfolios into this profitable market, through a combination of refurbishment projects and new-build developments.

Where to…