Celebrating Excellence in Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Based on feedback from 30,000+ 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 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2021 finalists who are listed below with the winners highlighted
A full video of the live awards announcement will be available soon at
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Headline Awards (UK & Ireland)

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Best University Halls

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

UK

Student Living at the University of Derby
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Ulster University
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University of Liverpool
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University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
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Queen Margaret University

Republic of Ireland

Dublin City University


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Best Private Halls Provider

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

UK

Abodus Student Living
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aparto
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Fresh
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Hello Student
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The Student Housing Company

Republic of Ireland

Fresh

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Best Customer Service

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

UK

aparto
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Fresh
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Hello Student
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The Student Housing Company
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Ulster University

Republic of Ireland

Fresh


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Best Value for Money

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

UK

DIGS Student Accommodation
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Fresh
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Hello Student
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Student Living at the University of Derby
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Ulster University

Republic of Ireland

Dublin City University

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Best Student Wellbeing

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

UK

aparto
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Fresh
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Hello Student
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Student Living at the University of Derby
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The Student Housing Company

Republic of Ireland

Fresh

UK Only Awards

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Best Learning Environment

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

Between Towns Road, Oxford (Fresh)
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Calico, Liverpool (Fresh)
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Clifford House, Exeter (The Student Housing Company)
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The Combworks, Aberdeen (aparto)
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The Lantern, Liverpool (Fresh)


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Best Individual Accommodation

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

Austen House, Southampton (The Student Housing Company)
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Europa House, Portsmouth (Hello Student)
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Knoll Court, Newcastle (The Student Housing Company)
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Park House, Southampton (Collegiate AC)
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The Combworks, Aberdeen (aparto)


Congratulations to all our 2021 Winners!


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Best Student Broadband

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

Abodus Student Living
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Canterbury Christ Church University
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Homes for Students
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Prime Student Living
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University of East London


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Best Booking Experience

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

Hello Student
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Leeds Trinity University
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Queen Margaret University
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Ulster 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.

Orlando Village
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Queen Margaret University
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The Student Housing Company
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Ulster University
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University of Derby


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Best Student Community

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

Fresh
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Queen Margaret University
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The Student Housing Company
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Ulster University
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University of Glasgow


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Best Specialist Accommodation

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

Goodenough College, London
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Harbour Court, Bristol (Abodus Student Living)
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Maclay Residences, Glasgow (University of Glasgow)


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Best Environmental Management

Awarded to the provider achieving the best environmental ratings.

aparto
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Fresh
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Keele University
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Student Living at the University of Derby
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University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)


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Best Small Provider

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

Manor Villages Limited
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McComb Students
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Nurtur Student Living

International Accommodation Quality Mark

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International Accommodation Quality Mark

Awarded for achieving 90% satisfaction among international students.

UK

aparto
Fresh
Goodenough College, London
Homes for Students
Prime Student Living
The Student Housing Company

Republic of Ireland

Dublin City University
Fresh

Student Accommodation Heroes

We’re also taking the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individual Accommodation Heroes.

As for all our awards, these Heroes are nominated 100% by students who want to thank the people who have made their accommodation experience special.

You can find all of this year’s nominees on the GSL LinkedIn or Twitter accounts.

  • 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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