Meet the unis at Student Accommodation Conference & Awards

Network with 50+ university decision-makers in December

Join the sector as they come together on 7 December to discuss, debate and celebrate the very best that student housing has to offer for the Student Accommodation Conference & Awards. The conference will be addressing the profound changes that 2017 has brought for UK universities and will be asking what policies need to be implemented to safeguard academic excellence and to attract the best talent post-Brexit.

Be part of the conversation as we discuss the student experience, developments, investment and affordability with universities who have already confirmed their attendance:

● Bangor University

● Lancaster University

● Oxford Brookes University

● Queen’s University Belfast

● Salford University

● Sheffield Hallam University

● University of Bristol

● University of Buckingham

● University of East London

● University of Edinburgh

● University of Greenwich

● University of Hull

● University of Leeds

● University of Limerick

● University of London

● University of Warwick

● University of Westminster

● University of Wolverhampton

● University of York

New for 2017 are our open-door Innovation Zones – three clusters of interactive content focusing on international developments, university campuses and overall student experience. These zones will explore the most important subjects, such as student wellbeing, sustainability and international students. They will also explore the latest innovations to improve student experience, the latest developments in the sector and university partnerships with private developers.

Additionally, hear elevator pitches from four energetic young entrepreneurs with great business ideas on how to improve student life, the planet and society. This Dragons’ Den-style pitch will be judged by technology entrepreneur and final five candidate in the BBC’s The Apprentice, Solly Akhtar.

In the evening, the Student Accommodation Awards ceremony will celebrate the accomplishments, innovation and excellence in student housing over the past year. View the shortlist of the exceptional companies, teams and individuals who are all hoping to be crowned the winners across the 10 categories.

The full shortlist is as follows:

University Halls of Residence of the Year 

 – Glancy Nicholls Architects –Chamberlain Hall

 – Royal Holloway, University of London – Founder’s Hall

 – Student Living by Sodexo – Trinity Square

 – Uliving@Hertfordshire PLC/Willmore Iles Architects – College Lane

 – University Partnerships 

 – Programme – Garden Halls

Private Halls of Residence (London) of the Year

 – ArchitecturePLB/Unite Students – Stapleton House

 – K2 Consultancy Ltd/Axo Student

 – Living – 403–407 New Cross Road

 – Scape Wembley/Tide Construction Limited – Scape Wembley

 – Watkin Jones Group – Mannequin House

Private Halls of Residence (rest of the UK) of the Year 

 – Allan Murray Architects Ltd/Unite Students – Salisbury Court

 – London and Scottish Student Housing/Collegiate – Collegiate Crown House

 – Fresh Student Living – John Bell House

 – K2 Consultancy Ltd/Unite Students – Unite Millennium View

 – Kexgill Group – Kexgill House

 – Susan Stephen Architects/Empiric Student Property – Willowbank Student Accommodation

 – The Student Housing Company – Austen House

 – UBS Asset Management – New Kepier Court

Unsung Hero of the Year 

 – Chris Waring – Fresh Student Living

 – Michelle Treasure – Fresh Student Living

 – David Ward – Royal Holloway, University of London

 – Kim Hewetson – Student Living by Sodexo 

 – Frank Pinto – Unilife 

Innovation of the Year 

 – ASK4

 – Bringme

 – CODE Student Accommodation

 – Housing Hand

 – Nuaire



 – The University of Sheffield

 – UCL 

Developer of the Year 

 – Alumno Developments Limited

 – Crosslane Student Developments

 – GSA

 – IconInc

 – Kexgill Group

 – Sir Robert McAlpine

 – Tide Construction Limited

 – Watkin Jones Group 

Professional Team of the Year 

 – Addleshaw Goddard 

 – Amber Energy Consultants Ltd


 – JLL

 – Knight Frank

 – Osborne Clarke LLP

 – Pinsent Masons LLP


Student Accommodation Team of the Year (Universities)

 – Lancaster University

 – University of Kent – Accommodation Office

 – University of Winchester

 – University of Wolverhampton 

Operator of the Year 

 – CODE Student Accommodation

 – CRM Students

 – Crosslane Student Developments

 – Fresh Student Living

 – Kexgill Group

 – The Nido Collection

 – The Student Housing Company 

Investor of the Year 

 – InterBay – Nominated by The Kexgill Group

 – Round Hill Capital 

 – Unite

Secure your place today at the Student Accommodation Conference & Awards and benefit from a saving by booking a package to attend both. There is currently limited availability on packages which include accommodation, so book now to avoid disappointment!  

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