Celebrating Excellence in Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Based on feedback from 50,000+ students

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About the awards

The National Student Housing Awards are unique. We don’t take written nominations and there are no ‘expert’ judges.

All our awards are based 100% on direct feedback from tens of thousands of home and international students across the UK and Ireland.

Universities and private accommodation providers can participate in the Awards free of charge through the Global Student Living Index.

The 2021 Finalists

Most awards are based on student feedback from the Spring (Exit) wave of the Index.
However, the Best Booking Experience and Best Moving In Experience awards are based exclusively on the Autumn (Arrivals) wave.
Congratulations to the 2021 finalists in these two vital categories!
The winners will be announced alongside all other categories at the end of summer 2021.

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Best Booking Experience

Awarded to the provider achieving the best ratings for the Overall Booking Experience.

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Leeds Trinity University
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University of Derby


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Best Moving In Experience

Awarded to the provider achieving the best ratings for the Overall Moving In Experience.

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Queen Margaret University
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Ulster University
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University of Derby


Headline Awards (UK & Ireland)

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Best University Halls

Awarded to the university achieving the highest overall satisfaction ratings in its halls.

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Best Private Halls Provider

Awarded to the private hall provider achieving the highest overall satisfaction ratings.

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Best Customer Service

Awarded to the university or private provider achieving the best overall satisfaction ratings.

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Best Value for Money

Awarded to the university or private halls provider achieving the best ratings for Value for Money.

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Best Student Wellbeing

Awarded for student wellbeing impact and the focus of the accommodation team.

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UK Only Awards

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Best Learning Environment

Awarded to the individual hall achieving the best ratings for the Overall Learning Environment.

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Best Individual Accommodation

Awarded to the hall achieving the best ratings for Overall Satisfaction.

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Finalists in all categories will be announced in July 2021


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Best Student Broadband

Awarded to the provider achieving the best ratings for broadband satisfaction.

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Best Booking Experience

Awarded to the provider achieving the best ratings for the Overall Booking Experience.

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Best Moving In Experience

Awarded to the provider achieving the best ratings for the Overall Moving In Experience.

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Best Student Community

Awarded to the provider achieving the best ratings for Strong Sense of Community.

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Best Specialist Accommodation

Awarded to the highest rated specialist, unusual or selective student accommodation.

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Best Environmental Management

Awarded to the provider achieving the best environmental ratings.

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Best Small Provider

Awarded to the small provider achieving the highest overall satisfaction ratings.

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International Accommodation Quality Mark

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International Accommodation Quality Mark

Awarded for achieving 90% satisfaction among international students.

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  • Heidi Fraser-Krauss
    Director of Information Services
    University of York

    It really supports all the hard work we’ve been doing in the team. Knowing that it’s based on what students really want and them telling somebody else that, is just the best. It’s the best way you could get an award.

  • Professor Mark Smith
    Vice-Chancellor
    Lancaster University

    The fact that these awards are based on student feedback is one of the key elements of them… the fact that it’s they who are voting for it makes it all the more meaningful.

  • Professor Petra Wend
    Principle and Vice-Chancellor
    Queen Margaret University

    We’re delighted at Queen Margaret University …It’s entirely based on student feedback and that means it’s truly a recognition of what we have wanted to achieve.

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