Facts from the March Unipol Meeting


20th March 2018

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Take a look at the latest facts and statistics regarding student housing properties in Leeds from our recent Unipol meeting in March.

Student Housing in Leeds

  • Number of Applications for University Places in 2017 according to UCAS fell by 2.6% from the previous year
    • Applications from UK fell by 3.1%
    • Applications from EU fell by 3.1%
    • Applications from non-EU rose by 2.8%
  • There is in an increase in applications from UK 18 year olds
  • There is a big decline in applications from people aged 21 or over
  • The number of acceptances at the higher and medium tariff Universities
  • The number of acceptances at the lower tariff universities has dropped
  • University of Leeds number of Undergraduate students grow by 11.6% from 2016 to 2017
  • Leeds Trinity Universities numbers of Undergraduate students declined by 23.1% from 2016 to 2017
  • Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University have seen Undergraduate numbers drop from 2013-2014 to 2017-18 by 15.6% & 16.7% respectively.
  • Leeds University has increased its post-graduate numbers 22.5% in the last year
  • Leeds University has the lowest proportion of acceptance from the home region
  • Also, specialists institutions, Leeds Arts University and Leeds College of Music find acceptances are mainly from outside the region
  • Leeds Beckett University is looking increasingly regional/local in character. In 2014 acceptances from applicants in Yorkshire and the Humber contributed 39.1% by 2017 the proportion has risen to 47.9%
    • This is likely to mean less people require student accommodation during their studies.
  • Leeds Trinity University, the proportion is approaching two-thirds (64.5%)
  • Average rents from adverts placed on Unipols Website
    • 2018 - £83.32 (no inclusive item)
    • 2018 - £98 (all inclusive)
    • 2017 - £79.34 (no inclusive item)
    • 2017 - £97.04 (all inclusive)
    • 2016 - £74.60 (no inclusive item)
    • 2016 - £91.31 (all inclusive)
    • 2015 - £72.89 (no inclusive item)
    • 2015 - £87.29 (all inclusive)
  • Properties in Headingley had less views compared to the previous year.
  • Hyde Park has been very popular this year!
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