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Red Brick and UB team up for student housing awards

Red Brick Research has announced University Business as the official media partner for the National Student Housing Awards 2017

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | June 01, 2017 | Events

The new digital awards event will be held on the 6th September 2017 and consolidates and expands the National Student Housing Survey Awards that have grown over the last eight years.

The awards are uniquely based on over 33,000 student responses from all over the UK. The event will recognise the work of university and private accommodation providers across fourteen competitive categories.

These categories are:

1.     Best University Halls

2.     Best Private Halls Provider

3.     Best Customer Service

4.     Best Value for Money

5.     Best Student Community

6.     Best Small Provider

7.     Best Individual Accommodation

8.     Best Student Broadband

9.     Best Learning Environment

10.  Best Environmental Management

11.  Best Specialist Accommodation

12.  Best Moving In Experience

13.  Best Booking Experience

14.  International Accommodation Quality Mark (IAQM 

Finalist HEIs and private providers will be announced on the 15th June 2017.  

Tim Daplyn, Managing Director of Red Brick Research said: “We are proud and excited to be entering into this partnership with University Business. The publication is an outstanding leader in higher education journalism and we believe the partnership will strengthen the Awards and will further strengthen the National Student Housing Survey as a key pillar of student insight within the sector.”

The growing importance that is being placed on student wellbeing and satisfaction in HE means that the quality and provision of student housing is now more important than ever

University Business the leading B2B magazine in the UK HE sector, distributed in both print and digital format to an opt-in subscriber database of 23,000+ decision-makers working in UK higher education. UB brings you the latest news, appointments, and expert opinion in HE, reporting on key sector topics, including estates, facilities, catering, legal, finance, technology, and sustainability. This partnership with Red Brick Research and the National Student Housing Awards is a welcome addition to UB’s coverage of estates, and will only bolster this already growing sector.

Rebecca Paddick, Editor of University Business, said: “The growing importance that is being placed on student wellbeing and satisfaction in HE means that the quality and provision of student housing is now more important than ever. Partnering with a respected and growing event such as the National Student Housing Awards is an excellent opportunity for UB, and we are excited to say that this year we will be an official media partner.”

In 2016, the National Student Housing Survey received over 33,000 student responses from more than 200 universities and colleges across the UK. The survey has now become one of the largest annual surveys of students in the country. The project is managed by Red Brick Research, an independent market research agency with a specialist practice working in Higher Education.

Previous award winners have included; Edge Hill University, Lancaster University, Swansea University, University of Derby, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of the West of England, Northumbria University, University of East Anglia, University of York, The Student Housing Company, Liberty Living, CODE Student Accommodation and iQ Student Accommodation

For further information about The National Student Housing Awards please visit: studenthousingawards.uk

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