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Unite Students

Unite Students is the UK’s largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country’s world-leading Higher Education sector.

Our common purpose is to provide a Home for Success for the students who live with us and to be the most trusted brand in the sector. Our brand promises are to provide a space to grow and thrive, to provide a place to belong and be there when students need us.

Why Unite Students?

Best-in-class operating platform

High quality portfolio

Substantial growth opportunities

Leadership in sustainability

High visibility over growth

Structurally growing sector

Unite Students:
Home for Success

Chief Executive Richard Smith talks about the purpose which drives Unite Students: Home for Success. He gives views on why everybody should have the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.


Our portfolio

Our high-quality properties are located in and around leading universities, where student demand is strongest.

Development pipeline

We are actively buying well-located development sites in Bath, Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow (west end), London and Nottingham.

Information for investors

Helping investors to understand our purpose and business and how we will deliver long-term shareholder value.

Building communities where students can belong and grow

Explore our portfolio

Middlesex Street, Aldgate, London

Construction work has now started again on a flagship 920-bed scheme on the site of a former 1960s office block in the City of London.

Latest updates

Press releases
New appointment: Unite Students appoints new operations director
Paul Watson has joined Unite Students from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group plc)
Press releases
Unite Students donates £30,000 to Manjit Wolstenholme Fund
Unite Students has contributed to The Manjit Wolstenholme Fund established in her honour to support children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Bradford, West Yorkshire
Accommodation Matters podcast: Expectations v Reality of the Admissions Cycle
Accommodation Matters, our accommodation-focused podcast for the Higher Education sector, is back for a third series. This time, we’re looking back at the 2021 admissions cycle and what it’s meant for students, universities and accommodation providers – as well as what it might mean for the future.
9 in 10 parents experienced grief after kids left for university this year
Our new independent research shows empty nest syndrome is hitting hard.