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The Common Room: A hub of student support, information and guidance

We outline how our student-facing blog The Common Room works, what we publish, and how we distribute it – as well as a sample post by recent De Montfort University film studies graduate Sharna about her university experience.

A safe student experience in Leeds with Unite Students

Unite Students is thrilled to welcome students back into our properties in 25 cities across England, Scotland and Wales for the 2021/22 academic year. During arrivals, we spoke to our teams in Leeds – where we operate 11 properties – to find out how they’re going above and beyond to keep students safe as they adapt to living independently and making the most of their student experience.

Introducing Unite Students’ improved Student Support service

Jenny Shaw, Student Experience Director, outlines more details about what we're doing to upgrade and clarify our student support offer, which complements the services offered by our university partners.

Introducing our 2021/22 Return to Campus Partner Pack

Ahead of the new academic year, Unite Students is proud to share the Return to Campus Partner Pack for 2021/22. This pack offers insight and information into how we are preparing for the new academic year, the welcome experience that students will receive on arrival, and some of our key priorities for the coming year.

How Unite Students is preparing for September

Unite Students' articles and insights that are specifically relevant to our university partners, and anyone working in a university.

Becoming an anti-racist university

Making the transition to be an anti-racist organisation takes time, research, reflection, and honesty. Mhairi Taylor takes us through the University of Glasgow's journey to achieve this.

My experience of university as a Black student

Third-year Journalism student David shares, in his own words, how his university experience has been influenced by his race.

Round-up: Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

To highlight Unite Students' organisational commitment to mental health, we ran a week of dedicated coverage for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 - summarised here.

How to support Chinese students’ mental health

Bernadette Cochonat explains the factors shaping Chinese students' attitudes towards mental health and how to effectively support them through these.

Supporting employee wellbeing at Unite Students

Victoria Simmons shares how she's worked with her team to support their mental health during the pandemic, and how a happy team benefits the students who live with us.

The university of the future?

After a tumultuous year, it's more important than ever to consider the future of Higher Education; Alister Wilson takes us through some of the factors that might shape this future.

Interview: Unite Students’ international footprint

Maria Papageorgiou, who set up our Cyprus office, shares her thoughts on the international market after 21 years working for Unite Students.

Sarah Everard: Supporting students to speak up

The circumstances surrounding Sarah Everard's disappearance and death have evoked many difficult feelings. Unite Students is listening - here's what we do to support students.

Interview: How does Unite Students support Chinese students moving to the UK?

Hattie Zhao has led Unite Students' China office since 2015 - here, she shares how we help and support students along their journey.

Staying Put For Christmas

We take a look at the students staying in their accommodation over Christmas: why they stay, what we're doing, and the importance of inclusive communications.

A little help from their friends: Peer-based student support through lockdown

Fire Safety

New London scheme unearths ancient Playhouse

What is really important to Chinese students?