Student Accommodation Awards return this December

Get the recognition you deserve on 7 December by entering your company, halls or teams into the Student Accommodation Awards

The dazzling evening ceremony will celebrate excellence across student housing, and will reward innovation, talent and dedication that makes for the best home-away-from-home experience.

The awards ceremony is part of the wider Student Accommodation Conference & Awards event, taking place on 7 December in Birmingham, designed to bring all stakeholders together to discuss, debate and celebrate the sector as a whole.

The awards will follow up in the evening after the main conference on the same day. Both events represent an unmissable opportunity for the very best in student housing to come together for a night of celebration.

There are 12 awards up for grabs, and to be in with a chance of winning, enter your nomination by Friday 15 September. Whether you’ve just completed a brilliant development, want to recognise your unsung hero, or work for a super student accommodation team, we want to hear from you!

After the huge success of the separate conference and awards ceremony in 2016, Property Week has joined the two events together to create one all-encompassing event for everyone involved within the student accommodation sector including universities, developers, operators, investors, agents and service providers. You will also get the opportunity to hear from students on what makes or breaks their student experience while studying.

The conference will discuss the most pressing issues from university campuses, PBSA companies, and investors as they navigate an array of issues – from political landscape and demographic changes, affordability and student experience, to what the next generation of student housing may look like.

Meet and network with over 800 of the biggest names in the sector through the day – the revamped programme, which will delve right into the heart of student and university needs, as well as future gazing into how the sector will grow and all of the business opportunities that this will present.

What’s more, for the first time the conference will include three simultaneous Innovation Zones – Student Experience Zone, University Zone and the International Zone. These three content clusters will zoom in on the specific issues within each segment. You will be able to attend sessions of each zone and create your own itinerary of content.

The main agenda content will be focusing on the current major aspects within student housing, including the view from UK universities, current investment and developments, and affordability. Conveying information through thought-provoking presentations and innovative panels, the conference will be bringing you answers to your most burning questions on the sector this December.

With the Student Accommodation Awards a completely sold-out event in 2016, we’ve grown capacity for 2017 and added in some new categories to ensure that every aspect of the sector is celebrated, including splitting our schemes regionally.

Registration and awards entries are currently open with the deadline for all entries Friday 15 September 2017.

Anybody can submit an entry as long as they or the company/individual they are entering meet the criteria for the relevant category. The period covered by Student Accommodation Awards is from 1 September 2016. While initiatives, deals or projects may have commenced before that time, the focus of the entry must be within the stated period. All categories are completely free to enter.

To submit your entry, simply visit and follow the online entry process. 

The deadline for all entries is Friday 15 September 2017. Property Week’s Student Accommodation Conference & Awards event will take place on 7 December 2017 at the NCC in Birmingham.

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