Student Accommodation: Provision, Management and Good Practice

Confirmed Speakers:

  • John Stewart, Policy Manager, Residential Landlords Association
  • Bryan Carroll, Deputy Director Estates and Facilities, Southampton Solent University
  • Karen Burke, Head of Accommodation Services, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Martin Blakey, Chief Executive, Unipol
  • Michelle Houston, Service Manager: Private Housing Standards, Sheffield City Council
  • Neil Harrison, Residence Life Advisor: Education and Student Support, University of Exeter
  • Paula Dalziel, Residential Life Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University


Accommodation and housing is a central part of a student’s experience. Universities must deliver quality accommodation that meets the needs of students and the communities they are part of. This requires strong partnerships with local authorities, student groups and the private rented sector.

Join Westminster Briefing in March to assess the latest developments and good practice in student accommodation. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Managing the expansion in student numbers and ensuring there is sufficient accommodation available
  • Delivering accommodation that meets the needs of universities, students and local communities
  • Funding student accommodation and managing assets
  • Allocating suitable accommodation that meets the individual needs of students
  • Meeting codes of practice for student accommodation and housing
  • Working in partnership to improve safety for all residents and prevent the ASB and crime traditionally associated with student areas
  • Good practice in improving the provision and quality of student accommodation

About the Day:

The morning session will look at the national landscape of student accommodation and how your organisation can improve its offer to students. You will hear from experts on how to develop your strategy to provide and manage quality student housing and accommodation.

The afternoon session will focus on the latest good practice and successful examples of partnership working. 

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in student housing, including: university accommodation services; local authority housing officers; specialist student accommodation providers; private landlords & letting agents; students unions; and other representative groups.

Wednesday 6th March 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London (venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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