Unite Group Secures New Debt Facility

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Unite Group has secured an investment grade credit rating and arranged a new five-year unsecured debt facility, which will help to reduce financing costs and provide a greater level of flexibility and diversity when sourcing funds to support growth.

Oxford Student Scheme Faces Opposition from Neighbours

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Neighbours have reacted angrily over plans by an Oxford college to build student accommodation on conservation land overlooking a historic cemetery and deer park.

Welsh Universities Report Decline in Overseas Students

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The latest figures from Universities Wales shows there are 16.2% fewer students from outside the EU attending Welsh universities.

Bath University Vice-Chancellor Receives Two Pay Rises in a Year

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The former education minister Andrew Adonis has called for the vice-chancellor of Bath University to resign after it was uncovered she received a second pay rise within the academic year.

More Student Accommodation Won’t Free up HMOs

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According to one of Falmouth's planning officers, building more student accommodation won't free up local housing.

Cambridge Students Demand the University Comes Clean Over Its Investments

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Cambridge students have marched in protest of the University's investment schemes.

Six Universities Ordered to Remove Misleading Marketing Claims

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Six universities have been ordered to take down marketing claims that could be misleading.

StuRents Survey Shows That a Majority of Students Think That Booking Fees Are 'Fair'

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As parliament looks to enforce a blanket ban on letting agent fees, a new survey by StuRents shows that a majority of students believe that being charged a booking fee on their accommodation is actually 'fair'.

Ministers Reject Coventry's Call to Charge Student Landlords

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Proposals to plug a £6.5 million annual blackhole in Coventry's taxes, created by the rise in student accommodation, have been turned down by a government minister.

Unite Acquires 1,000-bed Site in Leeds

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Unite Students has exchanged contracts to acquire a development site in Leeds on a subject to planning basis.