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Platinum sponsors

iQ Student Accommodation is proud to have been part of the education eco-system since 2008 - every day providing the best home-from-home environment from which 23,900 students can confidently make the most of the opportunities open to them. We believe that the right setting helps students to learn, to flourish and to benefit from their time at university. Our portfolio of student accommodation spans 55 buildings in 25 locations across the UK. All our properties are fully owned by us and managed with a focus on providing a truly exceptional student experience. University is an exciting time when students can spread their wings and transition into independent adults. We know that being away from home can be daunting, so we make it as easy as possible for students to make new friends by creating a sense of community through free leisure facilities, events, social platforms and well-designed communal areas.

Sodexo is a trusted partner to universities globally, providing catering, accommodation and facilities management services. Our unique Quality of Life proposition drives improved experiences for students and our clients. is the world's largest marketplace for student accommodation. The company seeks to simplify booking accommodation for students through a free global service that puts security and ease-of-use first. It lists the widest and most carefully selected range of rooms that are managed specifically for students.

Unite Students is the UK’s largest and most established manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation. It provides a home for around 50,000 students, in more than 140 properties, across 28 leading university cities in England and Scotland. Unite works in partnership with more than 60 Higher Education institutions and also lets rooms directly to students.  Unite’s purpose is to provide a home to its culturally-diverse customers, offering them a strong foundation for academic and personal success.

Founded in 1991 in Bristol, The Unite Group plc is a FTSE250 company, listed on the London Stock Exchange, employing more than 1,250 people. It pursues a sustainable growth strategy, designed to make the most of the resilient nature of the student accommodation sector.  Unite is the founder and major donor of the Unite Foundation. Since 2012 this has provided free student accommodation and financial support to 160 young people in the UK who lack family support.

StudentCom, part of the CableCom Group, is the leading provider of managed Internet services for Higher Education accommodation.

We are trusted experts in our field and have proven results across many of the top ranked universities and commercial accommodation providers. Our service is delivered to over 300,000 residents, across more than 1,000 accommodation blocks and 600 different locations.

Our knowledge covers every part of the student experience, including how they communicate, how they use the Internet, the content that engages them and the utilities they need. Unlike our competitors, we tailor our products and services to meet the specific needs of individual sectors. Whether it’s a university, student accommodation, or the growing residential sector, we have the perfect solution.


Crosslane is a student centric real estate company specialising in acquiring, developing and managing PBSA. Consisting of Crosslane Student Developments and Prime Student Living, the integration of these entities allows a full end-to-end service, providing expert knowledge and commitment to the entire development process and beyond.
This control over the entire supply chain gives us a wealth of experience across all parts of the process. From site identification, planning, debt financing, acquisition and development to on-going lettings and management. We have over 10 years’ experience in the UK having delivered 17 assets across 12 cities, our current and future pipeline of 36 properties shows a real commitment to growing this sector.

Gold sponsors

The Russell Partnership have achieved a reputation as market leaders working with over 80 universities in the UK and 200 globally. Their multi-sector experience and investment in research and innovation is the cornerstone of their approach. The partnership

YourGuarantor acts as UK guarantor for UKHE students renting in the private sector. With established partnerships with universities, we are FCA regulated, lowest cost provider in the market & we never ask for a co-signer.

Campus Living Villages

Campus Living Villages is a global owner, developer and operator of student accommodation, with over 45,000 beds across the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. As a leading provider of quality facilities and exciting communities where students can live, learn and grow, we offer an enviable range of on and off-campus homes to suit all tastes and budgets. We have over 60 villages worldwide and our 19 sites across England, Scotland and Wales span affordable, state-of-the-art luxury to vibrant city-centre flats and studios. Never compromising on quality, our education partners trust us to deliver desirable student haven.

Aramark appreciate that each University has different requirements. We are committed to creating tailor-made catering solutions to meet the needs of all students, staff and visitors. Our mission: “Delivering Experiences that Enrich and Nourish Lives.” 

Endsleigh was founded by the National Union of Students in 1965, specifically to service the insurance needs of students and we are proud to remain their only recommended student insurer.

Voted ‘Best Student Insurance Provider’ at the Insurance Choice Awards for 2017.

With over 50 years’ experience, Endsleigh is one of the UK’s leading specialist insurers, providing cover to 450,000 students across the country through partnerships with leading Universities and Private Accommodation Providers.

Our strong commitment to the student movement has continued alongside the development of our market leading products and services; we now offer a range of specifically designed products to meet the insurance needs of students, graduates and young professionals.


Crystal Facilities Management has invaluable experience in assisting the education sector with their building needs. We are specialists in the management of student accommodation, outsourcing strategies and delivering integrated services such as deep cleaning, daily cleaning, security and maintenance enabling our customers to maximise their budgets. Whether scheduled or reactive works, we take great care to understand the detail within the specifications and scope of works whilst delivering a planned and time efficient operation to fulfil the needs of every customer.


MCR’s Symphony Suite provides intuitive and comprehensive EPOS functionality and back office management.  More than just a till system, they utilise fully integrated Stock Control, Reporting, Cashless, Loyalty, Click & Collect, Mobile App and Self-Service Kiosk modules to help manage all catering and retail outlet’s transaction throughput requirements.  All their in-house developed software utilises the same web enabled architecture and data integrity management processes, providing your catering team full business intelligence and insight, as well as keeping the student and staff population up to date, engaged and at the forefront of hospitality technology.

SALTO Systems are world leaders in wire free access control solutions for the education sector. We provide the ability to have total control over who is able to access what, where and when at all times. We provide total control over who is able to access what, where and when at all times. We can integrate our access control solution with CCTV, alarm, time and attendance or other systems as required. Our AMOK system enables buildings to be quickly locked down during a security event and our JustIN Mobile technology allows staff and students to use their smart phone as their access credential. SALTO access control eliminates the need to replace locks if key security is breached and allows access cards to be simply and quickly updated, restricted or deleted remotely. So whatever you want to secure and control – SALTO Systems can do it all.

NSP Security has been manufacturing and providing Electronic Locking and Access Control Systems for over 20 years, and we are one of the leading providers to the UK Higher Education and Student Accommodation Sectors.

We have been trusted to secure many thousands of doors, across many hundreds of locations across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.     

NSP Security has consistently driven down the cost of Electronic Access Control, whilst investing significantly in product development, and to that end launching features such as Mobile Access Control, enabling Residents and Staff access via their Smart Phone.  We would be delighted to discuss any new development, refurbishment, or integration requirements with you. 

Links Project specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of stylish and functional living spaces across the UK & Europe

Godfrey Syrett design, manufacture, deliver and install fitted and loose furniture solutions; working across the Higher Education sector. Headquartered in Newcastle Upon Tyne, we work with customers in all parts of the country.

Godfrey Syrett were established in 1947, and have over 70 years’ experience in the design, manufacturing and project management of key projects. We work directly with both Universities and main contractors; managing the process from inception to completion.

We are the only furniture company to operate across all Higher Education frameworks in the UK.

We can provide a full 3D design service through our fully mobile, BIM-compliant Design team, who work with customers and their key stakeholders to understand project requirements.

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Fresh Student Living currently manages over 16,000 student beds across 53 PBSA schemes all over the UK and Ireland. Our end-to-end management service offered to student accommodation owners includes marketing, facilities management and student engagement, as well as university relationship building.

Fresh Student Living stand out in the student accommodation sector because our purpose is to do more than just provide a roof over our students’ heads. We have been doing this for over 7 years, and with a 90% satisfaction rating, we know we do things right. We strive to create a quality student living experience as unique as the people who live in our accommodation, and we are committed to amazing customer service from our friendly, switched-on staff.

We are proud members of ANUK. Not only do we embrace these values, we strive to exceed them with an Internal Quality Assurance framework enabling company-wide benchmarking, ensuring that all of our schemes share the same exceptional service.

If you would like further information on any of our student sites we’d love to hear from you or visit

Taplanes Ltd manufacture tailored, sustainable showering solutions; being a preferred supplier to the Higher Education sector for the past 35yrs.

Specialising in refurbishment, we meet the specification challenges associated with these projects by offering design flexibility. With a Taplanes prefabricated shower cubicle or bathroom pod, there is precision in design, durability and guaranteed quality. Our polypropylene sectional pods are ideal for limited spaces and are quick and easy to install, thereby reducing labour costs and project lead times.

Taplanes showering solutions are demountable, relocatable and the polypropylene is fully recyclable. With no need for silicone sealant, tiles or grout; our prefabricated pods are leak free, mould free and bacteria resistant, thereby minimising maintenance costs and offering a cost effective, long-term solution.

Established for almost 40yrs and proudly offering a minimum 25yr guarantee, Taplanes sustainable shower cubicles and bathroom pods are UK manufactured and the desired solution for high use environments.


Pelican Procurement Services is a procurement food and beverage supply chain specialist and provider of an award-winning P2P procurement system.  We deliver savings on both product purchases and back office processes.


We listen to the needs of our customers which is why our service is bespoke to each organisation’s requirements.  We take responsibility for managing suppliers and prices for the duration of the contract period.  We suggest new ways to enhance your food service offering with specific skills in sustainability and ‘Food for life Served Here Award’ implementation.


Our CIPS-qualified procurement specialists have an in-depth knowledge of the foodservice industry and EU procurement law.


Our cloud-based P2P system, Pi, will improve your operational efficiencies by automating supplier payments, ordering, management reporting, managing stock, menu costings and allergens whilst linking to EPOS sales data. 

Making bedrooms, kitchens and shared spaces better since 1891. JT Ellis are leaders in quality, design-led furniture for student accommodation providers across the UK. With an in-house design team and digital bedroom visualiser at your disposal, JT Ellis are able to help you bring your design choices to life

Kinetic Solutions are the leading suppliers of event management and student accommodation software to the UK’s Higher Education sector, together with an enviable collection of some of the UK’s leading sports stadia, cultural and unique venues. Our teams and software solutions help you deliver the best customer and student experiences every time.


JLL Higher Education is a specialist team providing strategic property advice to universities, with particular experience in student housing partnerships. We produce estate strategies, demand studies, business cases, and option appraisals, and assist delivery by pulling together the full spectrum of JLL’s technical property advice and services.

Circuit is the managed laundry partner of choice for UK universities, designing, supplying and servicing on-site laundry rooms in university halls and accommodation throughout the country.

RMS is a leader in providing student housing and conference management software solutions for colleges and universities globally.   Our Mercury platform enables accommodation and residential staff to deliver revolutionary, customized content to their students and housing team.

Specialist design-led turnkey FF&E and loose furnishing service for student bedrooms, cluster flats, studios, indoor and outdoor communal areas, and teaching and learning environments comprising interior design, spatial planning, product sourcing and development, supply and installation of loose and fitted furniture, lighting, window treatments and flooring at any scale.

Housing Hand is the only award-winning rent guarantor service that offers comprehensive protection for rent arrears, damages & eviction costs. Helping and covering all students rent in the private sector since 2013. Our reputation with Universities and accommodation providers drives every decision we make. Every guarantee we issue is instantly insured by A rated insurers, authorised and regulated by the FCA.

Silver sponsors

ASK4 is an award-winning provider of high-speed internet solutions and managed data services for student accommodation. ASK4 currently serves over 160,000 customers across 400+ sites in the UK and Europe. Services include superfast broadband, full site WiFi, 24/7/365 multi-lingual technical support and VoIP telephony. In 2017, ASK4 won Innovation of the Year for 4Network at the Student Accommodation Awards.

We aim to provide the very best experience for you to make the most of student living. We're in great locations, with well designed facilities, a personal level of service and you'll find that we offer all of this, at a very competitive price.