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Raising standards

We aim to continue leading the student housing sector to raise standards and deliver value to students.

Market leading

Our main focus will be to build on established good practice to drive up standards across the whole student accommodation and higher education sector. We will continue to put robust governance and management processes in place to ensure compliance requirements are met, and this will be backed up with training and engagement.

Our supply chain plays a key role in helping us to achieve our ambitions and we will continue to work closely with suppliers and other partners who share our values to bring about measurable improvements, ensuring sustainable supply chains are operational across the business.

We also contribute actively to the ANUK National Code for purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and in recent years have helped to raise student welfare support standards via the code. Our annual Insight Report, delivered in partnership with the Higher Education Policy Institute, shares key insight and analysis around the attitudes, experiences and needs of students. It makes a strong contribution to the work of PBSA providers and universities, and many of our university partners.


  • Improve score for the higher education sector on sustainability issues.
  • Full alignment of health and safety systems with ISO-45001.
  • Full compliance with the requirements of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
  • Year-on-year improvement of GRESB score, to indicate overall performance against environmental, social and governance measures.