The Student Awards are delighted to bring you a comprehensive list of categories to recognise and reward the achievements of the PBSA sector.

Supplier of the Year


Suppliers in the student accommodation sector who play a vital role in providing products, services, and solutions that enhance the quality of student accommodation and contribute to the overall success and satisfaction of students.

Agency Team of the Year

Any agency team that possess in-depth expertise and ability in all areas of student accommodation to ensure that clients receive the best possible advice, support, and guidance. 

Collaboration Award

Anyone who collaborates between the private sector - developers, operators and/or investors – and universities.

Climate Crisis Initiative - Student Property

Any team in the student accommodation industry that is tackling the climate crisis and improving the sector’s environmental credentials.

Developer of the Year – Student Property

Anyone who standout as a student accommodation developer of the past year.

Hall of Fame Entries

The winner will then be announced during the Awards ceremony.

Health & Wellbeing Initiative - Student Property

Organisation or individual that has done the most in the past year to support the health and wellbeing of staff, occupiers, or the local community.

Innovation Award

Organisations or individuals that are using game-changing innovation to create an outstanding student experience. They may be technology organisations with cutting-edge solutions, architects with ground-breaking design concepts, smart energy companies, or start-ups offering truly innovative solutions to the sector’s challenges.

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Investor of the Year

The award will recognise any type of investor – an investment or institutional fund, private equity firm, and other providers of finance – that has excelled in making the right financial decisions.

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International Operator of the Year

Any overseas operator or a UK-based operator with international reach.

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Legal/Professional Team – Student Property

Law firms and specialist property consultants (or departments of larger agency firms) that provide one or more of the following: legal advice, valuation, rating, rent review and property/land and estate management or building surveyors, firms that provide planning/development or environmental advice and practices that are strong in arbitration, claims, expert witness or legal services. 

Operator of the Year (UK only)

Any operator of student accommodation that is accredited by ANUK and offers a variety of choice and exceptional value in strategic locations close to universities and learning institutions.

Private Halls of Residence Award

Any organisation that offers a variety and choice in accommodation options and is creative and innovative in their student offering and offers a slice of home away from home.

Rising Star Award

Individuals that can demonstrate they are the next generation of future leaders and are delivering innovation in the student accommodation industry.

Social Impact Initiative - Student Property

Anyone who did the social impact projects and initiatives of the past year.

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University Halls of Residence Award

Any organisation that offers choice in accommodation options and is creative and innovative in their student offering and highly rated by students and offers a slice of home away from home.

University Team of the Year

From housing management, academic support, financial advice to pastoral care, student accommodation teams who are able to demonstrate exceptional levels of care and support to students on all their housing matters.

Unsung Hero Award

Individuals on the frontline of delivery, whose voice may not be often heard, but whose presence makes their halls a special place. From chefs, gardeners, cleaners, concierges, receptionists and other frontline staff, this accolade is for an exceptional colleague who goes an extra mile to make your halls a better place.

Exclusive Category Sponsorship Opportunities

Don’t miss out on the golden opportunity to align your brand with excellence in front of the PBSA community at the UK's leading student accommodation event, 5 December!

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