University acceptances up and student accommodation bookings in line with expectations

New survey data on bookings for purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) points to strong leasing activity.

One of the big question marks for universities and student accommodation providers over the last few months has surrounded what will happen to domestic and international student numbers for the coming year. Both have been grappling with trying to understand the potential impact a significant drop in undergraduates could have on future income when the new academic year starts in September.

A-level results day has provided us with a much clearer picture as to where we stand. And the initial figures paint a fairly positive picture. Admissions body UCAS says a total of 415,600 students have a confirmed place on an undergraduate course in the UK, which represents a 1.6% increase compared with the same point last year …

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