“It’s not just somewhere to live, it’s a lifestyle”

Award-winning PBSA provider Collegiate AC helps students have an unforgettable university experience

Collegiate AC, one of Europe’s leading providers of contemporary student accommodation, is a proven operator in developing and managing high end PBSA (Purpose Built Student Accommodation), having successfully delivered more than 20,000 units since 2011.

The company offers award-winning services, recently recognised by the Class of 2020 who awarded it Operator of the Year and Remarkable Brand. In 2019 it was a finalist at the RESI Student Awards, and was voted the second-best student accommodation by Student Crowd, which used 23,340 reviews of student accommodation companies.

Collegiate is extremely proud of its facilities and, every day, its team works hard to ensure that all Collegiate residents have an unforgettable university experience. University years are pivotal to your career but can be about so much more than that – they help shape you as a person, reach your goals, and make the kind of friends you keep for life.

Collegiate hopes that its residents can make the potentially bumpy transition from their home-life and hometown (or country) to university as smoothly as possible. In Collegiate’s accommodation, that transition is even easier.

One of Collegiate’s main aims is to provide design-led student accommodation that doesn’t compromise on style or space – particularly social spaces to relax and socialise in. Its accommodation includes gyms, games rooms and cinema rooms, which enable residents to have fun and relax with their peers and fellow flatmates.

All of Collegiate’s accommodations are in exemplary locations within the city, with easy access to the universities to make sure commuting to and from lectures and seminars is easy.

Collegiate’s termly rent is a flat all-inclusive rate, with no hidden costs or extra bills.

Socialising and spending time outside your room is an essential part of the university experience. Many studies, such as Somewhere to live: Why British students study away from home – and why it matters by The Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), have found that the rise in mental health problems in students can be partially attributed to the ‘cellular’ living situations of more traditional student accommodation buildings. It’s essential that residents of Collegiate’s accommodation feel able to mix and do not have to shut themselves away – which is why the social spaces in Collegiate’s accommodation encourage them to mingle, and spend time together, doing things that few other accommodation services provide.

Collegiate’s team also organises regular outings throughout the year for each property in order to facilitate great student experiences between the tenants. Many of those staying in Collegiate’s accommodation are international students, who may find the schemes helpful to initiate a social circle in their new country. They range from cinema trips and games evenings, to themed parties and trips. This consideration of experiences and wellbeing sets Collegiate apart from a lot of other accommodation companies.

But that’s not all, as Collegiate builds and focuses on ensuring a great community feel with its students. This is proven at The Neighbourhood, Collegiate’s Exeter and Cardiff accommodation, which is defined as the latest experience in urban student living. The Neighbourhood is a unique living experience for students – it’s not just somewhere to live, it’s a lifestyle. Prima Vidae is another of Collegiate’s collections, which offers campus-focused student living in city centre locations at exceptional value. It includes Newcastle’s Plummer House, Nottingham’s NOVA, Cardiff’s Eclipse, and Bristol’s Tower.

Collegiate is headquartered in Oxford, with its main European office in the heart of Madrid. This boasts an in-house team of four full-time architects supportingEuropean design, specification, procurement and construction. Collegiate AC has a reputation for delivering state of the art residences using efficient construction methods to deliver investor objectives.

To find out more about Collegiate AC, head to: www.collegiate-ac.com.

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