Accommodation & Estates

Engaging Students for a Sustainable Future – new project launched

Engaging Students for a Sustainable Future – new project launched

What do students expect from their students' union and university with regards to tackling sustainability and the climate emergency? Join us on our new national collaborative insight project to gain fresh quantitative and qualitative evidence to help drive action and innovation in the sustainability areas which matter most to students.
How are prospective students’ views on university accommodation changing?

How are prospective students’ views on university accommodation changing?

by Ellie Wall. Marketing Intern, Alterline. With the current COVID restrictions resulting in fewer nights out and more nights in, making the right decision about where to live whilst at university is now more important than ever. We know from previous Alterline research that 74% of prospective students say the accommodation offered by a university would influence their choice of…
How much do parents influence university accommodation decision-making?

How much do parents influence university accommodation decision-making?

by Sharon Steele - Marketing & Client Communities Director, Alterline. I know from my own experience that, whilst the thought of your child moving away from home and gaining independence at university can be difficult to come to terms with, you nevertheless support their choices and transition as much as you possibly can, especially regarding their living arrangements. My experience…
Student Accommodation and the impact of Covid-19

Student Accommodation and the impact of Covid-19

We know from our past research with prospective first-year students how important the accommodation offer is to their choice of university and expectations of their student experience with 74% agreeing that the accommodation offered by universities influenced their choice of institution and 49% agreeing that they would change their mind about studying at an institution if they did not like…
University space – critical to developing university communities

University space – critical to developing university communities

Feeling part of a community and being connected with like-minded people who share our interests or values is an important element of life satisfaction. For students, this sense of being part of “something”, part of a community, is an integral feature of a successful and happy student experience. In a recent Alterline study looking at the interplay and relationship between…
The importance of accommodation to the student experience

The importance of accommodation to the student experience

‘Home’ is a fundamental part of our lives. Exploring students’ homes in a recent survey we asked people to upload a picture of their favourite thing about their accommodation. Far more than just a place to cook, wash, eat and sleep – students shared images that brought to life experiences and memories that are having a substantial impact on university…