Theresa May Set to Announce Tuition Fee Review

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Prime minister Theresa May is set to formally announce a year-long independent review of student finance today as she admits students in England face one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world.


CBRE GIP Sells Stake in Student Accommodation Trust

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CBRE Global Investment Partners (GIP) has sold 75% of the Curlew Student Trust (CST) portfolio and set up a second fund.


Structured House Group Enters £500m Joint Venture

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Property developer Structured House Group is looking to deliver 5,000 units of student accommodation across the UK after it secured a £500 million deal with a US investor.


Unite Purchase 331-bed Edinburgh Scheme

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Unite Students has purchased 123 Fountainbridge in Edinburgh through the Unite Students Accommodation Fund (USAF) for £24 million, representing an acquisition yield of 6.0%.


Marlet Property Group Closes €22 million Purchase of Abbey Street Upper Site

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A 0.87 acre development site on Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1, which has remained vacant for decades, has been purchased by Marlet Property Group for €22 million. A feasibility study by RKD Architects, which was commissioned by the vendors pre-sale, assessed the site’s potential use as offices, hotel units and student accommodation.


Universities Face Strike Action Over Pension Reforms

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It looks increasingly likely that planned strikes by members of the University and College Union will go ahead next month after failed talks.


Thousands of Students Face University Rent Arrears

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New figures suggest more than 17,000 students living in university halls fell behind on rent payments in the last year.


Newcastle's Economy Could Be Harmed by Brexit

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A report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) suggests international students contribute nearly £700m to the North-East economy each year, supporting hundreds of jobs and businesses.


Watkin Jones CEO to Step Down

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The chief executive of Watkin Jones is to step down once a suitable successor has been found.


University of Birmingham Defends Vice-Chancellor's Salary

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The University of Birmingham has defended vice-chancellor Sir David Eastwood's £439,000 a year salary suggesting the university's performance had materially improved with students having high levels of satisfaction.


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