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Research, insight & updates

What’s the latest research and insight from Unite Students? Delve into our findings on students, student life and student accommodation.

How the transition to university looks for this year’s cohort

Amid uncertainty and the continuing challenges of Covid, Jo Blair looks at what the 2020 university transition will look like for new students.
07/08/2020
Corporate blogs

Watch our video update on living with us this year

Unite Students is committed to providing safe and secure accommodation this coming term

A festival from afar: My key takeaways from “The Festival of Higher Education”

Jenny Shaw summarises some of the key messages from this year's digital Festival of Higher Education.

The Home Charter – fostering a safe and secure environment amid Covid-19

Sarah Dixon outlines Unite Students' Home Charter, encouraging a supportive and safe living environment for students.

A fraud amongst us: How Imposter Syndrome can impact university students

Podcast gives students a voice

A Welfare Revolution? The role of University Security in Student Welfare.

The pioneers of blended learning: what we learned from disabled students

05/07/2020
Covid-19

The pioneers of blended learning: what we learned from disabled students

Susannah Doyle explores the benefits of digital learning and how this has enriched disabled students' university experience.
30/06/2020
Covid-19

How do you keep 75,000 students safe in a pandemic?

Steph Camm, Head of Health & Safety, reflects on what Unite Students has done to keep students safe throughout Covid.

Hiding in plain sight – Domestic abuse in student accommodation

What does domestic abuse look and sound like in a student accommodation setting? Frances Abbott tells you what you need to know.
09/06/2020
Updates

Survey: Summary and video

New research finds 9 in 10 students are keen to get on campus once safe to do so
08/06/2020
Covid-19

Supporting the return to university

Jenny Shaw outlines how Unite Students will be supporting a Covid-safe return to campus in autumn 2020.
03/06/2020
Covid-19

Building Back Better – what can the coronavirus pandemic teach us in the fight against climate change?

James Tiernan considers how Unite Students can build back better post-Covid and be a more sustainable business.

LeapSkills: Parent Edition

Dr Dominique Thompson, GP and student mental health expert, shares her view on Unite Students' LeapSkills programme as a parent.

A Look Back on Mental Health Awareness Week

Risky Business: Student Mental Health in Accommodation through a Risk-Based Perspective

22/04/2020
Covid-19

Is UK higher education heading for a digital future?

Jenny Shaw looks at the future of British higher education in light of Covid-19, and whether digital learning will take over.
22/04/2020
Updates

Coronavirus update – 22 April 2020

Unite Students provides an update on the potential impact of Coronavirus
09/04/2020
Corporate blogs

British Heart Foundation Blog

Vicki Fry talks about our strategic partnership with the BHF
29/03/2020
Covid-19

COVID-19: Update 30th March 2020

26/03/2020
Covid-19

Coronavirus: University & Student Union FAQs

24/03/2020
Updates

Coronavirus update – 25 March 2020

Potential impact of Coronavirus on the business and measures to mitigate risks
24/03/2020
Covid-19

COVID-19 Update: Cancellation Policy – 24th March 2020

23/03/2020
Covid-19

COVID-19: Daily Update 23rd March 2020

16/03/2020
Updates

Coronavirus update – 16 March 2020

An update regarding coronavirus
13/03/2020
Updates

Coronavirus

Statement regarding Coronavirus

COVID-19 Unite Students Update

26/02/2020
Updates

ESG Reporting and disclosure

Disclosing our environmental and sustainability performance to external bodies.
10/12/2019
Corporate blogs

Middlesex Street Excavation Blog – Donating rare stone to Tower of London

Reigate stone discovered by MOLA during excavations at Boar’s Head to be donated to Tower of London

How I helped other estranged students to thrive at university

Unite Foundation scholar Asher Flanagan speaks to uS about her passion for broadening access to higher education.

Government endorses programme to prepare young people for student life

The charity IntoUniversity shares its thoughts about Unite Students' Leapskills programme, which helps bridge the transition from school to university.

Demand the best Student Welfare support from your PBSA partners

Jenny Shaw reflects on the journey taken to co-create a wellbeing framework for the student accommodation sector.

Student resilience: Exploring the positive case for resilience

Unite Students shares the findings from its student resilience survey, and how this can inform mental health approaches going forward.
28/10/2019
Corporate blogs

Middlesex Street Excavation Blog – New discovery

MOLA archaeologists discover 18th century tobacco-pipe kiln at the Boar’s Head Site

LGBT students and family estrangement: how to help

21/10/2019
Corporate blogs

Data security blog

Jeremy Ehlers talks about our success in attaining Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Five things you need to know about today’s students

24/09/2019
Corporate blogs

Middlesex Street Excavation Blog

Heather Knight, a MOLA archaeologist leads the excavation of the Boar's Head Playhouse
18/09/2019
Corporate blogs

The New Realists Blog

Jenny Shaw highlights some of the key findings from the 2019 insight report

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Unite Students Net Zero Pathway

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