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Working closely with universities

Working closely with universities and colleges means we're able to have a joined-up approach when it comes to your student experience.

Student services teams, accommodation offices, student unions and local community partners all help us to ensure you have a safe and secure environment in which you can study and socialise.

Female students doing university work in Unite Students study room

The Unite Foundation

The Unite Foundation is our own charitable trust dedicated to improving the lives of young students. Over 129 students have been awarded scholarships with £8.5m total donation being committed to 2020.
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Our partnership with the British Heart Foundation

Between January 2012 and December 2016 we have raised over £340000 for charity by encouraging students living with us to donated unwanted goods using donation points located in each of our properties. In January 2017, we formed a new stock donation partnership with the British Heart Foundation and are delighted that in the first 9 months of this partnership we have raised a further £260000 through encouraging the donating of even more goods. Watch our video to see what can and can’t be donated, and how you can not only support a great cause, but also increase the number of items being recycled and avoiding landfill.
Your support will help save lives. On average, each bag of donated foods raises up to £20 for the British Heart Foundation.

NUS Green Impact

In 2016/17 teams from across Unite Students were awarded with 8 Gold, 10 Silver and 9 Bronze Awards for their Green Impact achievements. All of our properties continue to be covered by Green Impact in 2017/18, and are working towards even bigger and better awards.
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We are proud to support Into University, a charity that works in communities across the UK to support young students who can benefit from additional support in order to achieve their ambitions. Through local learning centres children are inspired to gain the skills that will help them to attain a university place or another chosen aspiration.
Many of our employees volunteer with Into University, providing support as mentors or session facilitators.

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Enactus is a global charity that brings together students, businesses and universities who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Most UK universities have a team that works on a number of different projects both locally and globally.

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