Top 10 Student News

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Welcome to our inaugural StuRents weekly news roundup. We want to provide you with a short and snappy rundown of what has happened in the world of student news this week. Enjoy the summaries and feel free to read the full article by clicking on its title.

1. Students 'demanding more" for their money from University

Over 20,000 students paying £9,000/year tuition fees have complained to their universities in the last year, "demanding more", according to a Freedom of Information request.

2. The best places to invest in student housing

A new report from Savills highlights 14 UK university locations as 'First Class' possibilities for investors, adding that £5 billion has been invested into the student housing market in the past two years.

3. What is it that employers value?

When it comes to graduate employment, students are up against an army of other candidates, but what are the qualities that companies seek and how best can you prove you have them?

4. Residents slam university and council in Durham

Scores of furious residents vented their anger at Durham's university and council on Monday 2nd June, accusing the authorities of "ruining their once beautiful, historic city".

5. University rental rates to rise by up to 13% in Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Griffith College Dublin and Dublin City University, who all provide on-campus accommodation, have confirmed plans for rent increases for the upcoming academic year.

6. Political leaders welcome planned Portsmouth student halls

PLANS have been drawn up for a high-rise block of student accommodation in the heart of Portsmouth, to house 830 students and free up 150 terraced homes for conventional families.

7. International Campus to invest in Amsterdam student accommodation

The German investment company International Campus (IC) is to invest €150m in the construction of 2,250 new student homes in the Netherlands.

8. Student accommodation provider Liberty Living set for IPO

Liberty Living, which wants to acquire the property portfolio of Brandeaux Student Accommodation, as well as its external property manager, said it aims to become an income-focused UK student accommodation real estate investment trust.

9. Why should I consider a summer job?

As a university student, you are used to being active, whether through your academic course, the sports teams you play for or even your demanding social calendar. Before long, you will be itching to break the monotony of the summer period and to do this, planning must start now.

10. Opportunities for open-minded students

Graduate recruitment is at its highest level since 2007. However, the graduate career landscape has drastically changed from the pre-crisis status quo.