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A new piece of research has been released by which takes a look at which of the world’s cities are most popular with students. The website compiled the list using data from enquiries for accommodation across the world.

It threw up some surprising and not-so-surprising results, with the UK boasting seven of the top ten on the list. London came out on top but Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow also ranked highly in popularity.

Sydney and Melbourne came second and third…

The most popular student cities in the world

Market in focus: Liverpool

When investing in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) there are generally two strategies. The first is to look for an individual development which appeals. Whether you are looking for the cheapest entry point, the development with the most appealing amenities, or you are looking for yield above all else, there will be a perfect PBSA development for you somewhere in the UK.

The second strategy is to look at the individual city markets, find a particularly healthy one, and then…

Market in focus: Liverpool

The Times Higher Education has released this year’s results for its student experience survey, highlighting what students value most when picking the institution where they will study for their degree.

The table shows which universities rank the highest for overall experience, taken from a long list of sub-categories which students have stated they value.

It’s important for investors in the Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector to understand what students value and…

What do students value when picking a university?

The rise of student accommodation as an investment class is almost old news by now. It is more accurate to talk of the sector as an established, mainstream option for investors looking to expand, diversify or streamline their portfolios.

The high level of steady demand we have been seeing in recent years has encouraged more developers to enter the sector and build a wide array of excellent investment opportunities. It can sometimes be difficult to pick out the best ones – to help…

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