Launched our five sustainability commitments, including a commitment to become net-zero carbon in building developments and operations by 2030.
Acquired Liberty Living, reinforcing our position as the UK’s leading PBSA provider.
Became the first PBSA provider to waive rental payments during the Covid-19 pandemic and launched the Home Charter to create a safer environment for students. In total, provided £100 million of student support.
Signed the Community Race at Work Charter, committing to improve equality, diversity and inclusion.
Leapskills programme endorsed by Department for Education as “a great tool in bridging the gap between sixth form and university and preparing our students for the future”.
Launched digitisation of services, including introduction of an online student check-in system and the Common Room, a digital peer-to-peer student advice forum, accessible via the MyUnite app.
Launched Leapskills programme, helping young people transition to independent living.
Unite Group converted to a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).
Achieved 100% certified renewable energy across the entire business.
Launched China sales office and website.
Became the PBSA sector’s first Real Living Wage employer.
Joined the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact scheme.
Launched our student wellbeing programme.
Created the London Student Accommodation Vehicle (LSAV), a 50-50 joint venture with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.
Launched the Unite Foundation, providing scholarships for students lacking family support, including free accommodation and living expense contributions.
Formed Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF), Europe’s largest unlisted specialist student accommodation fund.
Listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Opened first London property.
Opened first property in Bristol.
Unite Group founded in Bristol.
We became the first purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) provider more than 30 years ago and have since built up data and insight that helps us constantly improve our product and the experience for students.
Our key milestones