Call for a new approach on the affordability, regulation and cost of student accommodation

The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new report on the burgeoning student accommodation sector.

Student Accommodation: The Facts (HEPI Analytical Paper 2) by Sarah Jones and Martin Blakey shows 1.2 million students rent their housing, split between university-provided accommodation (28%), private purpose-built student accommodation (27%) and shared student houses (45%).

The report explains:

  • how student accommodation has changed since previous generations of students were at university;
  • how current regulations add cost without stopping the most pressing challenges; and
  • how to make accommodation more responsive to the needs of students …

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