Introducing Unite Students
Our first property is opened in Bristol through collaboration with the University of the West of England. We look to make our students’ living experience even better by introducing property management services, subsequently expanding into other cities opening properties in London, Liverpool, Manchester and Portsmouth.
During this time, our portfolio reaches 100 properties. We start carrying out customer research to find out what we can do to make things even better for our students, consequently winning three customer service awards and are voted one of Britain's top employers.
By 2011, we provide a home for over 40,000 students in 135 properties across 23 key university towns and cities throughout the UK. In 2012 our charitable trust The Unite Foundation is launched. In 2014, Unite becomes Unite Students, a change in name that better reflects our values by putting students at the heart of everything we do.
In 2016, we retain the ‘Student Accommodation Operator of the Year’ RESI award for the third time in four years. We’re now providing a home for 50,000 students and open an office in China. In 2017, we converted to using 100% certified renewable energy across the entire business and passed £1 million of charitable giving since 2014.