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  • Homeward Bound: Defining, understanding and aiding ‘commuter students’

    13 December 2018 by David Maguire and David Morris

    The vast majority of students in the UK experience higher education on a residential basis: they move away from home to study. But, for a significant minority of students, higher education is experienced differently. Around one-quarter of students live at home and commute to study, and in some parts of…

  • Some university places may be hard to find this year, but a room in halls shouldn’t be

    10 September 2020 by David Tymms

    This blog was kindly contributed by David Tymms, Chair of the British Property Federation Student Accommodation Committee ,Commercial Director at iQ Student Accommodation and formerly, Director of Residential Services, LSE. This article has been written in a personal capacity. As the Department for Education’s (DfE) and Ofqual’s A-Level omni-shambles continues…

  • Call for a new approach on the affordability, regulation and cost of student accommodation

    6 August 2020

    The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new report on the burgeoning student accommodation sector. Student Accommodation: The Facts (HEPI Analytical Paper 2) by Sarah Jones and Martin Blakey shows 1.2 million students rent their housing, split between university-provided accommodation (28%), private purpose-built student accommodation (27%) and shared student houses (45%). The…

  • More support needed for ‘commuter students’, says new report

    13 December 2018

    The Government and higher education institutions should do more to support students who live away from campus – often in the parental home – and who commute long distances to study, according to a new report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). Homeward Bound: Defining, understanding and aiding ‘commuter…