- Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016 17:00
- Written by Anamika Bhatt
Unite Students revolutionised student housing in 1991, opening the first private and large-scale accommodation, created specifically for students. From pioneering to leading a thriving sector in the UK, Unite is now a FTSE250 company. We offer safe, high quality and bills-inclusive homes for more than 46,000 students in 138 halls, across 28 university cities, working with 60 Universities. As a first home-away-from-home, for most of our students, our buildings are more than bricks and mortar. They offer a solid foundation for their success.
Our 1,250 employees are committed to listening to our students and growing our business to anticipate and nurture their needs. Investors in People (IiP) recently awarded us ‘Gold Status’ an accolade which recognises that Unite Students offers a great place to work with a clear commitment to developing employees. We are also accredited as a Living Wage employer by The Living Wage Foundation.
Our charity, The Unite Foundation , helps students beat a difficult start in life. So far, we have awarded free student accommodation and generous scholarships to 116 young people. Unite invests in and operates some specialist funds and joint ventures with institutional investment partners, the largest of which is the £2 billion Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF).
Our new app Placer has been created to help students gain easy access to the broadest possible range of relevant work experience and graduate job opportunities.