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Statistics have been released this week to suggest that more university students than ever are achieving top results.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency released their yearly report earlier in the month, detailing how well UK universities are performing and how well their graduates are performing in terms of results.

According to their data, more than 100,000 students graduated with top honours degrees, marking one of the best results seen.

It also revealed that there was a…

Universities: Is the standard improving?

It has been another excellent year for student accommodation with millions of pounds worth of investment being poured into the sector to try and bridge the gap between supply and demand.

Rental growth for student property has increased by 2.55% for the 2017/18 academic year according to Knight Frank, suggesting that the sector has a big future ahead. As this year draws to a close, we have rounded up the next student property hotspots for 2018.

Liverpool

A city that has been under…

Student accommodation hotspots in 2018

It’s been a big year for Purpose Built Student Accommodation, or PBSA as it’s more widely referred to. An explosion in popularity, thanks largely to low entry point and high yields, has meant that 2017 could well be considered the year that PBSA entered into the mainstream.

With US and European businesses now also getting involved - there have been announcements regarding projects in Birmingham and Scotland – PBSA has begun to attract the attention of institutional investors and…

What can we expect from student property in the New Year?

Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) is continuing to soar in popularity and perform well above the average compared to other asset classes, with investors piling in like never before.

While student property appears to be an excellent alternative investment opportunity, there has always been an element of suspicion from older and more established property investors. Unlike, for example, residential or commercial property, student property remains young and fresh.

True enough,…

Is student property a bubble?

The Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) asset class is now barely recognisable, considering what it was like even five years ago. Whether we like it or not, students and higher education have become big business since the introduction of tuition fees in 1998.

Originally just £1,000 per term, and means tested, the majority of tuition fees are now just shy of £10,000 per term, with student debt in some circumstances exceeding £50,000 by the time students have graduated.…

Will student accommodation investment grow further in 2018?