The future of student accommodation: report now available to purchase

The 'Future of Student Accommodation' report will help you:

  • Further improve your knowledge and understanding of how accommodation choices influence young people’s university decision-making and what information drives their thinking
  • Enhance your marketing using this independently generated national insight which is available right now
  • Attract students to your institution and accommodation by using this insight to inform your strategies for this and future academic years


More about the Student Accommodation: expectations, preferences and hopes for university accommodation project

University Futures Student Accommodation is a collaborative research project conducted in 2019 by Alterline on behalf of 13 university accommodation providers in the United Kingdom. It offers fresh insight into future students’ expectations, preferences, hopes and concerns for their accommodation when they become a university student.


Report contents include:

  • How decisions are made about accommodation and how this links with university choice
  • Young people’s expectations, needs, and priorities when it comes to their student accommodation
  • Where young people look for information and what information they need
  • What prospective students think about the cost of accommodation and their own budgets
  • What fears, concerns and worries young people have about student accommodation
  • What demographic factors influence the way young people think about their student accommodation

Project partners

This project was developed in partnership with a number of clients who helped to shape the research design through our collaborative intelligence model. With thanks to:

  • Cityblock PBSA
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Durham
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York