Unipol releases Leeds student numbers amid COVID-19 pandemic


12th November 2020

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Unipol have released an update of the latest student numbers in Leeds following clearing.

The University of Leeds performed well despite the coronavirus pandemic, as have Leeds Trinity and Leeds Beckett who both performed better than expected.

However, it is speculated that the government’s U-turn on A level results may have affected metropolitan universities like Leeds Beckett as more new students have been able to get into their first choice.

Unipol have a significant role in providing student accommodation, and a meeting on how student housing will look in December will take place at the end of the month.

Whilst there has been no significant increase in students leaving tenancy agreements it is predicted that there will be more cases in the New Year.

Coronavirus cases spiked in September as students arrived and social interactions increased. However, the infection rate in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) has started to fall whilst the rate in off-street properties is rising slightly.

Online property searches and advert views have increased significantly for Unipol in the last letting season, with a 40% rise in new users, increased webchat engagement and more requests for viewings.

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