Surge continues for student accommodation with demand highest in northern and coastal cities

The latest figures from student accommodation platform, UniHomes, reveal the northern cities of Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield are seeing the highest demand among students searching for accommodation, a ranking they achieved last year. Meanwhile, the coastal cities of Swansea and Southampton have both jumped up the rankings to make up the top five.

Phil Greaves, director at UniHomes, said: “There are two dominant drivers underpinning student accommodation trends this year. Following the pandemic there has been a surge in demand by students to get the full university experience and the opportunities it provides, even amid the cost of living crisis. But with limited student budgets and rising living costs, students are having to be savvier to find suitable accommodation.” …

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