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Somewhere to live: Why British students study away from home – and why it matters

  • 14 November 2019
  • By William Whyte
  • HEPI number 121

In the UK, students are more likely to live away from home than students in other countries, which affects the nature of the student experience in profound ways.

In this paper, the Oxford historian William Whyte considers why the residential model is so dominant, looks at what it means for students and poses some important questions about the future of student accommodation.

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